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Ontological Growth Experience

Lead authentically

Senior leadership roles are challenging, and research shows that leaders don’t often receive the tools that help them transition. “Executives are shaped irrevocably by their first management positions”, and yet their first management roles are often ones they stumble into without sufficient training or support to give them a healthy foundation. This 5 module experience is coupled with coaching and assessments to address the overarching themes of Transforming Self, Others and Systems and trains senior leaders in the fundamentals of how to transition from a technical mindset to a leadership mindset, how to influence, how to manage variant interests, how to deal with conflict, and how to manage team dynamics and personalities and inspire teams to drive growth.

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The Neuro-Science of Leadership module made me interestingly understand how a brain is social and biased (nothing to be worried about), and the connection to one's guts underlined the need to always trust to one's gut feeling! Also, it was good to realize how emotions are actually not triggered but rather created by oneself. To anyone thinking of taking this masterclass, I would highly recommend it. It is transformational and brings self-awareness. Without self-awareness, one cant lead others optimally

Monica Hangi

Country Director, Tanzania and EAC Partnership at TradeMark East Africa

The programme enables you to self-reflect and identify how to use your strengths and pivot on your weaknesses. It was very effective in building up my confidence as a leader, and I will be applying the learnings from it immediately

Caroline Okongo

Executive Director, Augmentum Advisory Solutions Ltd and Board Advisor FSD Africa

The programme modules are very insightful, and at the end of the Masterclass, I committed to strive for the 10% stretch while exploring deeper growth as a leader using the tools shared. For example, I will use the Iceberg model shared in one session as an approach to having courageous conversations with my team

Patricia Odero

Deputy Director, Family Planning, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Ontological Growth Experience

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The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is one of the oldest and most trusted personality assessments. Stemming from the work of analytical psychologist Carl Jung and having been developed over decades to be more universal across cultures and languages, the MBTI helps leaders understand their preferences in four domains: how they draw energy, process information, make decisions and organise themselves.
This coaching session will include a deep dive into each leader’s personality type, debriefing the MBTI Assessment and embedding the tools from the Leading Personality and Values-Based Leadership modules.
Psychologists argue that personality type influences between 40-60% of our behaviour, yet most leaders do not understand the workings of their personality type. Using the Myers Briggs tool, one of the world’s oldest and most trusted personality assessments, leaders will gain a deep understanding of their personality at work. At the end of this session, leaders will understand the following: - The personality distribution of the leadership team and, therefore, the leadership culture of the organisation - Their leadership style - How their leadership style responds to change - How their leadership style affects delegation & management of tasks - The relationship between their personal leadership style and decision making
This workshop will address the following question: What are the leaders' values that you hold worthy? Leaders in organisations lead more effectively when they can align their values to those of the organisation. They must be aware of their relationship with their values to unlock this power. However, 85% of leaders need to learn what these values are. At the end of this module, the leaders will: - Determine their top 3 values at this stage of their leadership journey - Define conscious mindsets and behaviours to anchor their values for practical action in the world - Consider the strategy for their leadership journey based on their values and how they align with those of their organisation
Conflict is one of the leader’s worst nightmares. When a conflict situation arises, leaders often find themselves with limited tools to resolve the conflict and how to use it for strategic learning. This session will help leaders better understand both the science and art of conflict and will leave them with the confidence to embrace conflict when it arrives. At the end of this module, leaders will: - Understand three critical theoretical frames for conflict in the work environment - Explore their relationship with conflict and how they participate in conflict - Locate some critical mistakes they may be making in conflict resolution currently - Explore a feedback frame for conflict exploration or resolution
Leading others is fundamentally about leading brains. At the core of effective leadership of teams and organisations is the understanding of the brain and its workings. Yet many leaders need to understand the primary drivers of the brain that determine critical responses like trust, creativity, bias and motivation. At the end of this session, leaders will understand the following: - The three brains - The primary drivers of the head brain - How to create a suitable environment for the brain to thrive - The surprising science behind creativity - How to motivate individual members of the team - How to design feedback in a way that supports learning and growth
Leadership is as much a skill as an ability to learn and change as each leadership moment presents itself. The cultures we create in our organisations have to do with the archetypes we occupy and how we are able to notice when those archetypes are in overdrive and no longer serve the organisation. Leaders should therefore be able to access various embodiments of leadership while honouring their unique personality to be effective. This module will introduce leaders to the four archetypes of leadership and their role in enabling culture and systematic approaches within the organisation. At the end of this module, leaders will: Understand the different archetypes of leadership – their commitment, behaviours, and outcomes - Explore the archetypes that they are most drawn to and why - Explore how reliance on a particular archetype creates a specific culture and systemic pattern in the organisation - Use icebergs to surface invisible dynamics in the organisation - Understand how to shift archetypes as each leadership moment presents itself

Course Instructor

Rachel Nyaradzo Adams

Rachel is a leadership and transformation specialist, a neuroscience, ontological and personality coach, a speaker and the founder of Narachi Leadership, where she empowers leaders towards courageous and authentic leadership. She believes Africa will only get the future it deserves if leaders can access their highest courage and most authentic power. She graduated from the University of Oxford and the University of Cape Town. She has worked with executives and emerging leaders at the highest levels, including the UN, World Bank, McKinsey, Yale, Obama Leaders, TEDx, L'Oreal and, of course, our very own TheBoardroom Africa. Rachel is a Mandela Rhodes Scholar, A Mellon Mays Fellow, a Tutu Fellow and was named one of the 100 Most Influential Young Africans of 2019.

Key features

Dedicated programme support team

5 interactive modules, an MBTI assessment, and one-on-one coaching

Real-life case studies and scenarios

Learning platform with mobile access

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