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Senior Executive Leadership and Management

Executive Leadership and Management

Course Summary:

Leading and managing in the rapidly evolving, discontinuous and disruptive global environment requires leaders that have the skills and agility to operate in uncertainty. This compels senior leaders to acquire relevant skills to explore new ways to drive growth and competitiveness of our organisations. 

Organizational success depends heavily on the leadership in place. Leadership has a say in everything that goes on in the organization. Organizational attitude and behavior, work environment, conflict management, organizational structure, power and politics, culture and many other organizational aspects are all affected by the actions of leadership. This course looks at leadership from that perspective, and provides participants with the opportunity to acquire an understanding of how leadership shapes and affects organizational outcomes.

This program prepares you to expand your leadership skills as well as your knowledge of local, regional, and global markets. By improving your ability to design and execute winning strategies, deliver innovative offerings, nurture high-performance teams, and navigate rapid change, you will be ready to help your company drive growth in Africa's dynamic markets

Course Objectives:

  • Provide full support to stakeholders in order to enhance the success of the business
  • Apply emotional intelligence to foster excellent business relationships both laterally and vertically
  • Harness modern communication concepts and strategies to facilitate work flow
  • Use the main functions of management to build and maintain different organizing systems that will lead to increased productivity
  • Demonstrate professional skills in using creativity, serving internal customers, and managing stress
  • Organisational design and development
  • Ethics and corporate governance
  • Strategic marketing
  • Managing talent
  • Define leadership from an organizational context
  • Develop an in-depth strong understanding of organizational motivation in the workplace
  • Formulate an internal and external strategy behind organizational communication
  • Generate a plan for high performance teams to deliver peak organizational results
  • Recognize the importance of leadership in sustaining an engaged organizational culture

Course Outline

  • Leadership and organizational behavior
    • Defining organizational leadership
    • Understanding organizational behavior
    • Trends and changes
    • People at work: individual differences and perceptions
      • Individual differences: values and personality
      • The power of perception
      • Attitudes and behaviors
      • The four foundations for a happy workplace
    • Organizational leadership and ethical standards
    • Leadership success measures
  • Leadership and organizational motivation
    • Organizational motivation - from theory to practice
    • Leading towards a motivated work environment
      • Motivation through job design
      • Motivation through goal setting
      • Motivation though performance appraisals
      • Motivation through performance incentives
    • Motivation success measures
  • Leadership and organizational communication
    • Defining organizational communication
    • The strategy behind organizational communication
      • Internal strategy
      • External strategy
    • Barriers to organizational communication
    • Overcoming those barriers
    • Communication success measures
  • Leadership and organizational teams
    • The individual contributor versus the team player
    • High performing organizational teams
    • Characteristics of high performance teams
    • Leading teams within an organization
      • Behavioral approaches to team leadership
      • The role of the context
      • Contemporary approaches to team leadership
      • Power within a team
      • Politics within a team
    • Performance success measures
  • Leadership and organizational culture
    • The power of organizational culture
    • Characteristics of an engaged organizational culture
    • Building an organizational culture
    • Sustaining the right organizational culture
    • Culture success measures