Dr Dean Williams
24th Run: 3 - 4 Mar 2021
25th Run: 25 - 26 Mar 2021
09:00AM - 05:00PM
Online via Zoom
Real leadership is about renaissance thinking, creative action, and enlightened change. After the Black Death wreaked havoc throughout Europe, the Italian Renaissance saw unprecedented innovations in various fields.
COVID-19 has challenged us in so many ways and continues to do so. This is a unique time to rethink your fundamental values, generate new aspirations, and to build the leadership capacity needed to address tough problems and turn dreams into reality.
Today we live in a crazy and fractured world—a world filled with surprise, uncertainty, complexity, and abundant divisions. There are great dangers but also tremendous opportunities, and most organisations struggle to figure out how to navigate the confusing terrain, respond to complexity, sustain performance, to change fast enough, and get meaningful goals accomplished. Where is the leadership? What kind of leadership is needed?
The reality is that real leadership is needed more than ever throughout the depth and breadth of an institution and society.
Real leadership is about renaissance thinking, creative action, and enlightened change. More than 500 years ago, after the Black Plague wreaked havoc throughout Europe, a small group of concerned individuals came together in Florence, Italy and thought seriously about how to lift the human spirit, change the human condition, and stimulate individual and social creativity. The outcome was the Italian Renaissance, a period of unprecedented innovation in science, art, technology, and governance.
COVID-19 has challenged us in so many ways, and continues to do so. This is a unique time to rethink fundamental values, generate new aspirations, and to build the leadership capacity needed to address tough problems and turn dreams into reality. Indeed, these difficult times, with the right leadership, can seed the emergence of a new renaissance!
In this two day seminar you will learn
1. A new way to think about leadership and change that is appropriate in a world of uncertainty and complexity
2. The core competencies of real leadership, and how not to succumb to counterfeit leadership
3. The diagnostic work of real leadership: Distinguishing adaptive challenges from technical challenges
4. Intervention and mobilization skills for engaging others across boundaries in learning, problem-solving, and change
5. Managing resistance, sabotage, and subversion: Reorienting people to focus on the adaptive work of problem-solving, innovation, and change
6. The artistry of leadership: The role of imagination, exploration, and experimentation
7. The personal work of managing the self as an instrument of power, that includes increasing in mental complexity and wisdom
8. Staying alive in mind, body, and spirit when dealing with the demands of leadership and change; and leading with purpose and possibility
Dean Williams is the author of two popular books:
1) Real Leadership: Helping People and Organizations Face Their Toughest Challenges, and 2) Leadership for a Fractured World: How to Cross Boundaries, Build Bridges, and Lead Change.
Dean was a professor at Harvard University’s Kennedy School for 20 years, teaching courses on leadership and change, and was the recipient of numerous awards for outstanding teaching. He also directed the Global Change Agent program, and was a founding member of Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership.
Today he is president of The Leader’s Compass Pte. Ltd, an international consulting firm that is based in Singapore. For the past twelve years he has run the popular leadership program, Social Leadership Singapore. He has served as an advisor to numerous companies and governments, and has worked throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, Australia, and the United States.
He is currently writing a new book titled, The Renaissance Process: Lessons from the Italian Renaissance on How to Unleash the Divine Spark for Creativity and Transformation.
Dr Dean Williams
The Real Leadership model is based on Dean’s popular course that he taught at Harvard for twenty years and the highly regarded book, Real Leadership: Helping People and Organizations Face Their Toughest Challenges.
The seminar will use lecture, case studies,
stories, and exercises to illustrate the lessons of
leadership and change.
Participants will have the opportunity of working
on the application of the lessons to their particular organisational challenges. The program
will be interactive with ample opportunity for
dialogue, questions, and sharing.
VCF subsidy of up to SGD $1,000 per pax is available for NCSS members. CCTG subsidy of 90% of seminar fee is also available.
Prices include prevailing GST.