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Leadership Leveraging Roles

“70 % of executives blame “dysfunctional leadership” for their stress, and reason to leave and organisation” -Manfred Kets De Vries “The Leadership Mystique”

Leadership gained extraordinary attention during the past couple of years, as more and more business leaders have come to realise the importance of providing hope and direction during exponential change. 

Change and the complexity of today’s business environment, require Leadership’ capacity to be build throughout the organisation. 

In the “age of participation” - Leadership is non-negotiable.

The question then is….

How do you get people to follow you?  How do you get people, by free will and choice, to move forward together on a common purpose?  Just how do you get others to want to do things?

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“Leadership provides hope and direction during exponential change.”
-Guy Charlton (Human habits of highly effective organisations)


The purpose of the “Leadership leveraging roles” program is to build participants’ capacity to lead a team towards achieving goals. 

In the case where a participant is not currently the positional head of a team, he/she can still benefit from building capacity proactively and contributing in a leadership role, where appropriate. 

The program will equip the learner with the necessary leadership skills. They acquire confidence and have opportunities to practice specific leadership roles during the program.

The three leadership roles are leverage points to enhance the progress of teams:

• Through “Clarifying Purpose” team members are being motivated.
• “Creating Processes” enables implementation and feedback.
• “Connecting People” ensures collaboration and a sense of belonging

“Leadership leveraging roles” utilizes analogies from nature (African Elephant Matriarch) and lessons from African leaders.

The PDD way

“Leadership leveraging roles” utilizes analogies from nature (African Elephant Matriarch) and lessons from African leaders.

This two-day process is participant driven with analogies, exercises and discussions to enhance learning about leadership effectiveness.

Participants will also get an opportunity to assess their leadership capacity, their level of trustworthiness, their ability to instil confidence in others etc.
Low rope exercises, group feedback, and self-disclosure enhance learning throughout this workshop.


Course learners leave the workshop with a personal leadership development plan to improve the effectiveness of their teams and organisations.

Learners will:

  • understand the concept of leadership, the difference between management and leadership and able to illustrate these concepts with examples from nature and African leadership lessons
  • have the opportunity to clarify their individual purposes and formulate their team and organisation’s purposes.  This will enable them to create meaning for themselves and others
  • learn how to create processes and structures to enable implementation, feedback and learning
  • learn how to connect team members by building trust, facilitating conflict and developing leaders

Who should attend?

The program is designed for learners who might be:

  • Part of a team where the leadership role needs to be shared or rotate to execute specialist tasks.
  • Newly appointed in a leadership position
  • Part of some form of accelerated development program
  • A protégé who is part of a Mentorship program/relationship
  • A mentor who wants to enhance his/her leadership skills to be able to transfer knowledge to protégé
  • Follow- up to other interventions:
    • A team who has done “Synergy Workshop I and/or II” (the People’s Dynamic Program for team development or any other team intervention) and would like to enhance their effectiveness even further
    • Someone who has done Vukani program (the People’s Dynamic Personal Development program or any other personal development program) and would like to take his/her development to the next level.

“Your first and foremost job as a leader is to take charge of your own energy and then to help orchestrate the energy of those around you.”
- Peter F. Drucker