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Master Class Leading from the Middle
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Master Class Leading from the Middle

This masterclass is designed to strengthen your self awareness and authenticity, guiding you to adeptly manage the complexities bridging strategy and execution. You will gain insights into how to enhance, challenge, and redefine your role, alongside practical tools to empower your leadership with confidence.

Language

English

First start date

03.06.2024

Duration

1 - 10 days
Price
€5.950

Location

Antwerp, Belgium

Language

English

First start date

03.06.2024

Duration

1 - 10 days
Price
€5.950

Location

Antwerp, Belgium
https://www.antwerpmanagementschool.be/en
Home
https://www.antwerpmanagementschool.be/en/program
Programs
https://www.antwerpmanagementschool.be/en/program/leading-from-the-middle
Master Class Leading from the Middle
https://www.antwerpmanagementschool.be/en/program/leading-from-the-middle/curriculum-2
Curriculum & faculty

Curriculum & faculty

Module 1: Leader in the middle

Exactly what a leader in the middle should do, is defined by context, time, and dynamics. Is there any need for discipline or innovation? Is the strategy credible or rather dangerous? Do employees need breathing space, clarity, or political support? Only the people in the middle can assess what position to take. It is up to them to write the plot of their story.

After completing this module, you will have:

  • strengthened your self-awareness and authenticity as a leader in the middle;
  • a better understanding of the importance of attitude, along with additional strategies to effectively navigate the unique challenges found within the leadership mid-zone;
  • the necessary storytelling skills to finetune your own story and inspire others.

Module 2: Actor of strategy

Leaders in the middle ensure consensus in execution and coherent implementation of strategy. But there is more. They reinforce the strategy from the bottom up and/or break it somewhat open by being creative and innovative. Both require a strong connection to the dynamics and any changes in the organization.

After completing this module, you will:

  • have acquired knowledge and tools to optimally align people and resources to strategy.
  • understand the dynamics of exploitation and exploration, and you will recognize your critical role in navigating this 'ambidexterity.'
  • have a sharpened understanding of your role and position within your organization's strategic narrative.

Module 3: Facilitating adaptability and upward impact

Leaders in the Middle embody "ambidexterity", adeptly balancing performance with innovation. They foster innovation through structural flexibility and a culture of entrepreneurship, experimentation, and learning, while also enhancing or reshaping strategy from the bottom up, either by integrating internal insights to strengthen it or by challenging and revising it for improvement.

After completing this module, you will:

  • understand the criticality of an entrepreneurial mindset and how to apply it;
  • have tools to structurally empower your teams;
  • know how to enhance your team's psychological safety and learning capabilities;
  • be able to navigate stakeholder relationships politically in order to take on upward roles;
  • have gained insights into building and leveraging strategic social capital.

Lift Off: Me as a leader in the Middle

Throughout the course, you work on your story as a leader in the middle, facilitated by assignments and check-in moments. During the lift-off, you'll present your leadership journey and along with it, your lessons learned.

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We only accept a limited number of candidates. We advise you to start the noncommittal application process as soon as possible. Registrations will be closed once the maximum capacity has been reached.

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