Comprehensive course analysis
About the course
This program aims at supporting and empowering you with the insights, tools and the confidence needed to rise to the challenges around you and make bold change happen in your organisation.
Leadership starts with you
The Executive Leadership program is the most advanced and potentially transformative in Hyper Islands leadership portfolio. It is an invitation to explore the mountains and valleys of your own personal leadership landscape, a deep and highly personal journey of reflection and self-exploration towards realizing your higher potential as a leader.
This is not a mini-MBA where numerous professors share their academic insights or a raft of organizational case studies that you deconstruct and try to “solve”. We will equip you with a set of transferable leadership skills and frameworks that can be applied in wide range of settings, as well as a set of transformative skills and habits that will allow you to leave behind the patterns of the past and accelerate your own personal growth, in work and life. Together, these are the tools, frameworks and mindsets needed to effectively navigate the terrain of modern organisations and get important collaborative work done.
This course aims to work on your future-readiness as a leader and is developed on the back of our decade-long learnings of empowering bold change makers for the emerging future.
Course Modules and Schedule
The course journey consists of three modules
- Grounding Myself – Building a sense of urgency, inviting you to connect with the landscape outside- and inside yourself as a launch pad for transformation
- Facilitating Others – Linking and leveraging diverse perspectives and capabilities in your organisation to manage change and co-create solutions to complex problems
- Shaping the New – Stop recreating the patterns of the past and explore strategic doing as a vessel for shaping the emerging future.
Week 1 - Grounding Myself
Live session 1
Program fundamentals The HI Way – Methodology/what to expect. IDOARRT. Learning culture for the Program. Individual intentions and commitment. Connect w. Pod.
An exponential world Technology and globalization as drivers of complexity and uncertainty in a remote life characterized by constant change.
On becoming a leader Passing the threshold. Role awareness (Leader /Manager/Expert). Leadership as being/doing. Authenticity and values.
Polarities management The world not is not black and white. In Polarities management we explore the “Both And” of effective leadership.
Leadership Canvas Connecti with- and leverage your company’s leadership culture through exploring your own leadership identity and dna
Week 2 - Grounding Myself
Reflection Journal Deepen the learning experience through reflection and self-exploration
Leadership Canvas Populate the canvas ver 1.0 (Point of departure/arrival, Intention, Legacy, Impact, Values, Barriers, Strengths)
Connect with your team Build awareness + ask for support & feedback
Week 3 - Grounding Myself
Live session 2
Responding to Change Think big, Start small, Scale fast. Learn the mindsets and techniques behind more adaptive and nimble ways of working (Design thinking/Agile)
Transforming Self Companies don’t get disrupted, people do. From reactive to creative (self authoring). Growth mindset. Harness learning agility and intrinsic motivation.
The Resilient Leader Cultivate the capabilities, personal agency and habits needed to perform and thrive in the remote and sometimes chaotic reality of of modern work life.
Week 4 - Grounding Myself
Self-development practice Identify ONE self-develop practice to take on for the duration of the program
Reflection Journal Deepen the learning experience through reflection and self-exploration
Learning Pod Create a team agreement for how to support each others learning journey through the program Share and explore each others Leadership Canvas. Help one another to deepen your understanding and direction of your leadership journey.
Week 1 - Facilitating Others
Live session 3
Teaming Bring about effective collaboration and team performance without the luxury of stability and predictability
Cross Silo Leadership Foster partnership via team agreements & collaborative practises/triangulation.
Systems Thinking Leading in complexity with a systemic/relational lens – high-performing systems depend on creative och trusting relationships. (Relationship mapping,)
Week 2 - Facilitating Others
Guided reflection exercise – Values Open up for feedback (from three archetypal characters in your system/field) on 3 specific parts of the canvas.
Iterate on the canvas and create version 2.0
Leadership Team Application Define the “from – to” for your lead team.
Week 3 - Facilitating Others
Live session 4
Facilitative Leadership Explore and leverage a more facilitative and collaborative approach to leadership fit for diverse, cross-functional and remote teams.
Leveraging your Leadership Team Elevate your leadership team through linking, leveraging and aligning of collective intelligence and resources (Perspectives exercise))
Smart Decision Making High velocity decisions. Meta Decisions. Consequential/reversible. Assumptions & Feedback loops. Aligned Autonomy.
Week 4 - Facilitating Others
Find the Mentor Transform obstacles and fears and build leadership confidence and forward momentum through empowering relationships (using the Leadership Canvas as basis)
Co-active decision making Apply the co-active decision matrix leadership team meeting
Learning Pod Reflection on the learnings from the live sessions and the applications assignments.
Shaping the New
Week 1 - Shaping the New
Live session 5
Complexity, reductionism and the end of strategic planning Introduction to the emerging age of complexity, adaptive problems and change
The Agile Executive From certainty to discovery: Setting Direction not Destination. Fostering innovation, experimentation & prototyping.
Week 2 - Shaping the New
Learning reflection What kind of role has togetherness, trust and psychological safety played in this program (in the learning pod and in the wider group)?
What has been my biggest learnings for how I understand people, learning and change?
Leadership Canvas Iterate on the canvas: version 3.0 Build a link to my company’s purpose, vision & values. How can I bring value to the company from my leadership?
Lead team application Incorporate one team habit our ritual to elevate team openness, trust and psychological safety.
Week 3 - Shaping the New
Live session 6
Culture Transform the underlying assumptions, artefacts and rituals underpinning your culture to stop repeating the patterns of the past
Setting Direction not Destination Explore and tell the story about the future rooted in a clear personal sense of WHY. The impact you want to have, the bold change you want to make.
Change with the brain in mind How to change when change is hard. What we can learn from modern neuroscience and research for how to bring about change in myself and others.
Dialogue & Active Listening Explore and apply dialogue tools and active listening as a vehicle for sense-making and transformation.
Week 4 - Shaping the New
Designed Alliance Designed Alliance: Create safe spaces within- or across teams to transforming key relationships
Learning Pod Final reflection on the evolution of the Leadership Canvas as well as the overall learning journey. Setting my own direction by telling a “Story from the future”
Society and organizations are facing the challenges and opportunities that comes with technological acceleration, globalisation and increased complexity. The new reality requires us to come together, across silos and borders to co-create, innovate and solve problems together. This new order and way of working is gradually impacting and transforming our role as senior leaders. To be successful in this transition, we need to stop downloading some of the old scripts and habitual ways of thinking and doing, and start uploading new ones, especially for how we lead and manage our teams. This program aims at supporting you in this transition and empower you with the insights, tools and the mindsets needed to rise to the challenges around you and make bold change happen in your organisation.
Leadership starts with you
The Executive Leadership program is the most advanced and potentially transformative in Hyper Islands leadership portfolio. It is an invitation to explore the mountains and valleys of your own personal leadership landscape, a deep and highly personal journey of reflection and self-exploration towards realizing your higher potential as a leader. This is not a mini-MBA where numerous professors share their academic insights or a raft of organizational case studies that you deconstruct and try to “solve”. We will equip you with a set of transferable leadership skills and frameworks that can be applied in wide range of settings, as well as a set of transformative skills and habits that will allow you to leave behind the patterns of the past and accelerate your own personal growth, in work and life. Together, these are the tools, frameworks and mindsets needed to effectively navigate the terrain of modern organisations and get important collaborative work done. This course aims to work on your future-readiness as a leader and is developed on the back of our decade-long learnings of empowering bold change makers for the emerging future.
What you will learn
- Leveraging your strengths and personal leadership DNA
- Staying open, present and curious to myself and the outside world
- Developing a strong sense of purpose, being an intentional leader in your organisation
- Incorporating personal habits for learning, resilience and optimal performance
- Appling frameworks for effectively navigating and respond to complexity
- Adaptive decision making in change: Knowing when to fly high and when to fly low
- Lead transformation and change. In myself and my organisation.
- How to be a cross-silo leader in your management team: Foster partnership across functions
How you will learn
Peer learning and perspective
Our multiple years of valuable experience has taught us that the most effective learning comes through interactions and discussion from your peers on the course. As part of your journey, each of the live sessions will be dedicated to connecting, sharing, and learning from each other. We’re always blown away by the experience and expertise from our learners and we work to amplify that for you.
Live sessions, interactive workshops, and hands-on tasks
Over the course of the three months, live interactive sessions will take place to support your learning, reflection, creation, and networking. Sessions are multifaceted and social, ensuring all learners get a chance to contribute fairly. We utilize the time together by diving deeper into the topic, getting hands on, and creating the artefacts, strategies, and thinking that will directly help you to meet your most pressing challenges.
The sessions will be hosted by course facilitators and leading thinkers and doers that are working directly with the challenges facing senior leaders in business. It goes without saying that we will learn and create using the latest and most applicable digital collaboration tools.
In each module, in addition to our live interactive sessions, you’ll get the chance to combine content, action, and reflection through provocations and peer discussion. These learning opportunities are designed to integrate with your day-to-day work and build additional competence and experience.
In the beginning of each module, you’ll receive a learning kit consisting of original content and insights to maximize your knowledge. The course content is available for you to go through at any time you choose during the week. An additional pre-course learning kit will be sent out prior to the first week to help get you started.
*Time Commitment *
This course is designed to be flexible to your schedule. The time commitment is up to the individual, however, you are expected to spend approximately 4 hours per week in total—including participation—in each of the live sessions, as well as your learning and doing outside of sessions.
Otto has over 20 years experience in consulting, leadership training and executive education. He started his career in strategy consulting but slowly but surely ventured into a parallel path of training and people development with a focus on digital transformation and digital leadership. From 200...
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