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Online Masterclass - Fracturing, Mistrust and Tension: Leaders Must Step Up to the Challenge! NEW

10 Dec Andrew Kakabadze compressed
Event information
Date 10 December 2024
Time 10:00-12:00 (Timezone: Europe/London)
Price Exclusive to members of The Henley Partnership *Up to 3 Places*
Venue Online
Event types:
Online masterclass

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‘Management does not keep promises.’ ‘Trust is so low.’ ‘There’s no team here.’ These laments I hear all too frequently. Fractures, tensions and misalignments in the workplace are becoming the norm. The complexity of markets, and the continued ever-greater pressure for competitiveness, all within the context of climate change, post-Brexit existence and war, are making businesses vulnerable.

In my global studies across 43 countries I found:
• 34% of boards and C-Suites cannot reach an agreement on mission, purpose and strategy
• over 67% of leaders are too inhibited to raise the critical issues that, if they remain unaddressed, cripple the organisation

Leaders are still perplexed about how to address these circumstances effectively. Critical is the intellectual capacity to understand and clearly define the challenges being faced. Equally necessary is the sensitivity to continually engage, so that a satisfactory alignment of interests can be realised.

This session will focus on exploring the leadership capabilities necessary to work through these misalignments and will offer real-life case studies, best practice leadership, the sharing of experiences, and how to integrate the board and the C-Suite to strengthen the organisation to face a sustainable future. Research shows that only 25% of leaders display such capacity. So, what makes that vital difference is given full attention in this masterclass.

Learning outcomes

In this session, you will learn how to:

  • Understand why tensions, misalignments and underhand politics arise in organisations.
  • Navigate through misalignments and differences so you can realize high levels of engagement with stakeholders.
  • Understand your potential for top management positions.

Who is this for

  • Senior leaders who want to take a strategic view of the performance of their organisations, and their success factors.
  • Senior leaders who are willing to take a critical lens to the behaviours and potential mis-alignments of their teams and organisation.
  • Senior leaders who want to understand the critical leadership qualities and capabilities that it takes to create alignment and to orchestrate strategic implementation.

Professor Andrew Kakabadse

Andrew Kakabadse

Professor Andrew Kakabadse has undertaken global studies spanning over 20,000 organisations (in the private, public and third sector) and 41 countries. His research focuses on board performance, governance, leadership and policy. His background is in environmental sciences, public policy, child guidance and psychiatric social work, and organisational psychology.
He has consulted for the British, Irish, Australian, Omani, UAE and Saudi Arabian governments, as well as Citi, Bank of America, BMW, Ford, NatWest Bank, RBS, British Airways, Lufthansa, Swedish Post, Severstal (Russia), Heidrick and Struggles, KPMG, Bank of Ireland, Royal Ulster Constabulary and numerous other organisations. He has acted as an advisor to several UN agencies, the World Bank, charities, and health and police organisations.
Andrew has published 45 books and over 250 scholarly articles, including bestselling books The Politics of Management, Working in Organisations, The Success Formula and Leadership Intelligence: The 5Qs for Thriving as a Leader. He has won numerous prizes for his scholarly articles.
Listed in Who’s Who, Andrew is a life member of the Thinkers 50 Hall of Fame. He is a Fellow of the European Academy of Science and Arts, the British Psychological Society, the British Academy of Management and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries. He has lectured all over the world and held numerous visiting positions, including Macquarie University (Sydney), Center for Creative Leadership (USA) and Université Paris II Pantheon-Assas.

*Up to 3 places per member organisation. All places are subject to availability at the time of booking.*

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