Essence of Leadership

“We cannot teach people anything. We can only help them discover it within themselves”

- Galileo Galilei

Transformative 3 Day Experience

The Essence of Leadership is a transformative three day experience aimed at organizations wishing to create Open, Aware and Connected leaders. The experience is an organizational enhancer for those forward thinking companies who believe their people are their product. 
Specifically targeted (but not limited) to high potential team members the Essence of Leadership offers tangible benefits to organizations wishing to develop their talented employees sense of self, leadership potential and as a result their contribution to the organization.
Set in real time, delegates work across diverse social systems and environments to develop contextual and self-understanding. Living and working out of their 'comfort zones', delegates experience first-hand the complexities of both the changing world and the complex systems at play, and assess their thinking, behaviour and responses through a new set of eyes.
The intense interaction, cross cultural immersion, extensive debates, real life case studies and assignments coupled with direct feedback from team members and experienced facilitators constantly challenges and augments the process. We also purposefully don’t talk about 'what’s next' in order to break with the complexities and regiment of our everyday lives.
The experience has a unique kind of alchemy where connections between people form as they are placed into real world scenarios throughout the inner city of Johannesburg. Each experience is split over 3 days, with individual coaching in between, allowing time to absorb and reflect both individually as well as one-on-one with Essence of Leadership facilitators / coaches*.
*Our facilitators and credentialed coaches have over 120 years of combined leadership experience working with organisations and their employees to effect profound change and growth.

Program details

Location - Inner City Johannesburg

Home to one of the most dense collections of skyscrapers in Africa, the Johannesburg CBD is a vibrant and ever changing canvass.

Delegates will engage with different kinds of leaders in vastly contrasting situations that will open their eyes to cultural and lifestyle diversity. They will also witness the ravages of society without leadership versus the dynamism of those with effective leadership.

The Experience

Over the course of three days, delegates will be asked to engage with, and immerse themselves in business, culture, history and our shared humanity on a journey of perspective which reframes how they view the world and their role in it. Set in real time, delegates work across diverse social systems and environments to develop contextual & self-understanding.
Living and working out of their ‘comfort zones’, delegates experience first hand the complexities of both the changing world and the complex systems at play, and assess their thinking, behaviour and responses through a new set of eyes. This experience places humanity at the centre of everything we do as it is the cornerstone to all of us and is ultimately what lies at the heart of successful organisations.

Here and Now

Connection to the modern world (cellphones, laptops etc.) is kept to an absolute minimum, allowing delegates to liberate their minds & truly focus on the 'here and now'.

Safety

Delegates largely spend the three-day journey in unusual or foreign situations / circumstances. Every precaution is taken to ensure delegates' safety (although much of the backup is unseen). 
Before each activity, delegates are fully briefed on what to do. In the urban and rural environments, trusted local guides and routes are used.

2018 Rates

R24 250 excl. VAT per delegate

*Special rates available for a group bookings. 
  • Rate includes 2-nights accommodation, all meals and drinks, transport whilst on the program, ‘working capital’ for assignments, course materials, facilitation and 10 hours of one-on-one professional coaching.
  • Delegates are responsible for getting themselves to the central meeting point in Johannesburg.
  • Lead With Humanity is a Level 4 BEE Supplier.
  • 50% Cancellation Fee within 30 Days of program. 100% Cancellation Fee within 7 Days of program

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