Next Level Leadership
In today’s rapidly changing business environment, where companies must be able to quickly adapt or pivot to stay competitive, adaptable strategic leadership is critical for the organization’s long-term success. The more unpredictable the environment, the greater the opportunity IF you have the executive leadership skills to capitalize on it.
Our executive leadership development program, Next Level Leadership supports the senior leaders in your organization to develop their ability to adjust and pivot strategy in response to feedback and changing circumstances. It involves being able to identify and respond to emerging trends, changing market conditions, and new opportunities or threats, and to adjust the company’s strategy as needed. If you are looking to develop your senior leadership team to be better equipped to balance short-term needs with long-term goals, prioritize flexibility and agility in their decision-making, manage uncertainty and risk, and to remain resilient in the face of unexpected challenges Next Level Leadership is the ideal solution for your organization.
The goals of Next Level Leadership are to:
- Strengthen executives’ capabilities to operate effectively at the highest level of your organization;
- Enhance and amplify executives’ competencies and skills to navigate and thrive in an ever-changing and unpredictable environment;
- Empower executives to proactively anticipate, identify and address challenges, threats and opportunities that impact or may arise the organization; and
- Drive the organization towards the attainment of its strategic intents.
Next Level Leadership focuses on the development of six core skills essential to being an adaptable strategic leader:
- Anticipating and developing the ability to detect ambiguous threats and opportunities, to “see” the information and trends on the periphery of their business;
- Challenging the status quo, questioning assumptions (their own and others), unconscious biases and fostering cognitive diversity;
- Interpreting the ambiguous by going beyond gathering insights through analyzing inputs, recognizing patterns, challenging own’s own thinking, pushing through the ambiguity and seeking deeper understanding, new insights and opposing viewpoints;
- Deciding by balancing speed and precision while utilizing robust decision-making processes, leveraging intuitive and strategic decision making, being transparent, and reframing binary decisions;
- Aligning and inspiring by building common ground with others, clearly communicating the vision, fostering a mindset of collaboration, and creating a shared sense of purpose and motivation;
- Learning and adapting by being open to feedback, learning from experience, and continuously improving while modelling a learning mindset in leaders and the organization.
The six core workshops included in Next Level Leadership are delivered in a dynamic learning format featuring a combination of interactive, bite-sized learning segments, group exercises, case studies, discussions, self-reflection exercises, and role-playing simulations to ensure maximum engagement and opportunity for application of learning. This program is typically structured over a four-to-six-month period and your Ahria facilitator will work with you to determine the preferred cadence and scheduling of the program to best suit the needs of your senior leadership team.