Leadership Development

Leadership Development

“The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been”
– Henry Kissinger

Leadership is about coping with complexity. Its practices and procedures are largely responses to one of the most significant developments of the twentieth century: the emergence of large organizations.

Without good management, complex enterprises both public and private  tend to become chaotic in ways that threaten their very existence. Good management brings a degree of order and consistency to key dimensions like the quality service and profitability. However, most organizations are usually lacking one or the other. When management exists without leadership, the company is often unable to change. And when leadership exists without management, the company is only as strong as its charismatic leader. Most of the time, organizations are overstaffed with managers, but lack enough leadership to help them deal with constant change.

When organizations have high competencies in management and leadership, they’re able to meet challenges today as well as tomorrow by;

  • Creating vision and strategy
  • Communicating and setting direction
  • Motivating action
  • Aligning people

Creating systems that managers can manage and transforming them when needed to allow for growth, evolution, opportunities, and hazard avoidance. Participants will be able to;

  • Undertake an analysis of their own management style and practice and make plans for further development
  • Apply leadership and management good practice to their individual situation and to build effective and efficient research teams
  • Improve their knowledge and ability to lead researchers, teams and change processes
  • Better manage processes, resources and change in practical ways consistent with respective institutional goals and aims
  • Critically analyze, review and challenge their current situation plus identify opportunities for change
  • Review and plan their own continuing leadership & management development

Key Objectives for the Individual

Individuals must also achieve certain benchmarks in order for Leadership Development programs to be successful.  Some objectives are;

  • Be more proactive about self-development
  • Take more control of one’s career
  • To understand the importance of communication and trust in solving problems
  • To enhance confidence
  • Pursue self-development because it is important and use it as a motivational tool for goal achievement.
  • Participate in an active career development partnership with one’s employer
  • “Retool” yourself for the current workplace: enhance your ability to manage change, take risks, collaborate, build partnerships and teams, and so forth

Activities

  • Retrieval
  • Zin obelisk
  • Blind square
  • The climbing wall etc

Target

Middle level management, Administrative officers, middle level disciplined officers, organized groups, eg NGO’s

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