The title CEO is a misnomer. Leaders no longer execute, they decide … then motivate others to execute. They confront and unlock the immense, unforeseen opportunities that arise from turbulent, often unexplainable forces impacting their marketplace. They realize yesterday’s solutions aren’t just insufficient, they’re counter-productive. So they “go back to school” to acquire the skills, insights and confidence to seize the white spaces of growth. They are in demand and they know it.

Leading with purpose requires the ability to build and apply one’s strategic intelligence, prick the bubble of ignorance and anticipate career derailers, select talent and develop a cohesive executive team, respond courageously to unexpected high-impact surprises, devise workable strategies that inform and inspire, and foster a culture of resilience that competes for the future.

Through lectures, case studies, quizzes, shared executive experiences and personal guidance, participants will be equipped with the skills they need to overcome key challenges and issues.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe opportunities, realities and at times, uncomfortable truths, about leading in today’s business environments
  • Explain how the modern organization works and the key challenges faced by many of today’s organizations
  • Define and articulate your identity as a leader and your compass for achieving your personal goals

What Topics are Covered:

  • The opportunities and realities of CEOdom
  • Inviolable principles, fears and truths about leading others
  • The difference between "the good" and the "best CEOs
  • What you need to know to define your unique leadership identity
  • The CEO entrance exam: 30 questions you need to answer
  • Connecting, power, politics and intelligent self-promotion
  • Reconciling the paradoxes of being the top dog
  • Tools that enhance decision making an accountability
  • Creating a powerful and accountable decision-making culture
  • Building risk management intelligence, capability and resilience
  • Dealing with crises and forecasting high-impact surprises
  • Fostering a culture of innovation by embracing intelligent failure
  • Business model transformation: drivers and avenues to success
  • The ultimate responsibilities of leadership: Ethics and succession
  • Guidelines for acquiring the mindset and resolve of a great leader

Who Should Attend:

  • Current and aspiring leaders who seek to excel with confidence and conviction in the upper echelons of executive responsibility.