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21st Century Leadership
The old industrial era model of command and control, treating people like mechanical machines and order takers is archaic. We have Doimoved into a new playing field, which needs new leadership methods, styles and thinking.
The reason doesn’t really matter, but what does, is that this modernised business model has found some organisations lagging behind. Something else to consider is that the way organisations are being lead in the 21st century is new and cannot be compared to the way things were done in the past. Leaders are faced with challenges that previously didn’t exist, which results in them having to be extremely well-equipped to come up with genius solutions.
Leaders and organisations are faced with a balancing act of doing more with less! Not to mention embracing additional aspects such as the environment, employee engagement, socio-economic matters, social media influence, government regulations, and ethical values. We also cannot forget the younger workforce that demands flexibility, collaboration, meaningful and purposeful tasks, well-being, fulfilment, adaptive learning, job satisfaction and happiness.
We can see that for 21st century leaders the game has changed entirely. And if leaders want to remain relevant and “employable”, upgrading their leadership competencies is a personal and professional investment that they should be engaging in.
The Leadership Enigma
More often than not, leaders are promoted into a leadership role without fundamental leadership skills, having never been adequately groomed for the role. An excellent manager is earmarked for potential leadership growth based on their technical skills, but in order to retain this highly valued person and the belief that they could genuinely be a phenomenal leader, they are promoted into a leadership role.
After the typical three-month career advancement “honeymoon phase”, the newly appointed leader discovers that being technically brilliant and leading people are two completely different and often non-transferable skills. Advancing to the leadership status does not mean that you are automatically a remarkable leader. Often, if the person has not been in a Management Development Programme or at a later stage in a Leadership Development Programme, learning occurs by doing, and this is an extremely costly and lengthy method that drains the team and organisation’s resources.
Sadly, we have on numerous occasions seen the outcome of the above scenario. Leaders lead by command, control, power, fear and autocracy. Teams are unhappy, dysfunctional and disengaged. Organisations see this, but look the other way; not sure how to address the situation or fearful of losing an excellent skilled technical worker who is currently a weak leader. The leaders are equally overwhelmed with the situation but feel embarrassed to admit their limitations.
Shifting from management into leadership is a big leap and our Management Development Programme is tailored to prevent this situation from ever needing to occur.
Who Is The Leadership Development Programme For?
The 4Seeds Leadership Development Programme in South Africa is designed for newly appointed to experienced leaders who have the innate desire to bring out the best in themselves and their teams. It’s a comprehensive Management Development Programme that focuses extensively on the hard side of the “soft leadership skills” which are frequently undervalued and disregarded. Our recommendation is that the following leaders should attend the most researched and robust leadership programme in South Africa.
- Managers earmarked for a leadership position.
- Newly appointed leaders.
- Current leaders who are not getting the optimal results from their team.
- All leaders who want to grow and develop their leadership skills and competencies.
- Leaders undergoing succession planning mentoring.
- Existing leaders who want to refresh their leadership soft skills competencies.
Organisations are desperate for well-skilled managers and leaders at all levels – leaders who are comfortable with the hard skills as well as the soft skills. Our Leadership Programme does exactly that!
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The 4Seeds Leadership Development Programme Structure
The Leadership Development Programme comprises of three distinct stages which follow a specific and purposeful methodology.
Topics Covered In The Leadership Development Programme
How The Leadership Development Programme Works
First and foremost, 4Seeds is a strong advocate that learning should be fun. At no stage is the fun element intended to be embarrassing, belittling or childish! Research shows that learning through playful and engaging activities ensures that people are relaxed, open-minded and curious to take in new concepts. We pride ourselves in structuring our training to combine this fun approach with rich content and simple practical applications. Our modules follow the upward-spiral concept of:
- Being aware of disparities of one’s knowledge or thinking.
- Becoming curious and broadminded in learning new tools, skills or methods.
- Thinking concepts through.
- Practically applying thought material.
- Ending off by reflecting on the process.
Learning is an evolution of process and progress and can be summarised by:
Participants will get a leadership toolbox that is practical, simple and delivers effective results long after 4Seeds has left. During the modules, leaders are encouraged to experiment with the practical toolkit provided, this will deepen the learning process and help make the skills learnt more comfortable to apply.
The 4Seeds Leadership Development Programme Options Are:
This Programme is for specific leadership teams in companies, or as a workshop for leaders who wish to attend.