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Mastering Sustainable Leadership Agility

September 23, 2019 - September 25, 2019

Mastering sustainable Leadership Agility

Background to Mastering Leadership Agility and Why it Matters?

Mastering Sustainable Leadership Agility is a leadership and organisational development approach, at the heart of which sits ‘the’ 12 leadership agility practices, which research suggests are critical for creating a knowledgeable and therefore innovative and sustainable organisation. Anyone involved in producing leadership in groups, teams and projects, even though they may not formally be designated as ‘the’ leader, can use these practices to improve productivity and performance in a manner which can be maintained.

The more people use them both individually and together, the more likely the organisation will generate the cultural conditions and a climate conducive to knowledge sharing, learning, engagement and collaboration. The role of leadership is to facilitate the growth of these conditions in a way which uses difference, novelty, unfamiliarity, and the tension between stability and change, in a positive way. Creating this stimulation, adaptation and growth prevents degeneration into the politics, conflict and uncertainty that often leaves people feeling uncomfortable, de-motivated and resistant to change. Such considerations are vital for survival, thriving and renewal in a turbulent world. In the last 50 years, we have generated more knowledge than in the past 50,000. The pace of development continues unabated, driving a need for more and more learning and intelligent responses by organisations to shifting and evolving customer, shareholder, and stakeholder expectations. Consequently, leadership agility has become vitally important for delivering a sustainable organisation.

Paradoxically, senior executives often complain about a shortage of change leadership capability in their organisations whilst, at the same time, middle managers and others feel that opportunities to grow and shine are few and far between; either there is little time or budget available for learning, or limited focused investment in on-the-job leadership development. Using the 12 leadership agility practices as a live, everyday, dynamic leadership development and working practice menu can resolve these issues.

Many experts suggest that ‘embracing inconsistencies’ is a primary role of leadership. Leaders need to be good at holding the tension created by apparently conflicting requirements; they need to engage with the challenge of finding solutions that are more inclusive and representative of the diversity of interests and satisfy the differing priorities emanating from various areas of expertise. It is often an uncomfortable position to find yourself in.

As modern organisations become more complex, leaders face more and more paradox as they navigate transitions. They have to try to maintain some sense of stability and continuity in an ever-changing world; for example, work to reconcile local needs with global interests, decide when to build on existing knowledge and when to unlearn because the approach is no longer fit for purpose. The 12 leadership agility practices are learned capabilities that require extensive exposure to and practice in a broad variety of experiences where influencing others is key, coached reflection, and a level of emotional and mental resilience that comes with maturity. We know that it is possible to fast track this elusive capability through education and learning combined with focused on-the-job leadership development, and this seminar is part of that journey.

Who should attend

Business Owners, Directors, Consultants, Managers or Leaders who work with staff to obtain sustainable results and obtain a competitive edge. Participants will be inspired by the wealth of knowledge they discover as they master the 12 practices of Leadership Agility

Why this Leadership Program

Leadership Agility has been taught to hundreds of leading organisations on projects involving 20,000+ managers, professionals and employees from over 20 countries; including those attending Business Schools at:

      • Singapore Institute of Management (Singapore)
      • University of Birmingham (UK)
      • Bond University, (Australia)
      • Perm State Research University- (Russian Federation)
      • National University of Ireland (Ireland)
      • Lancaster University (UK).
      • AGSA – Australasia
      • CLC Group of Schools – Zimbabwe

“Mr Khan managed the seminar in a way that opened my eyes to leadership tools that in retrospect seemed glaringly obvious, but without being fleshed out in this environment I may have never found on my own. I consider myself a much better manager for the experience and couldn’t recommend it highly enough. With the help of these tools and practices, my store (and the team of staff in it) are, in my humble opinion, now on the road to greatness. My only regret is that we couldn’t arrange more time to devote to the course.”


This includes:

    • 3 Day Seminar  – Valued at US$7995 which includes meals and tea or coffee
    • 2 Best Selling e-Books – In it to Win it – Valued at US$19.95
      The Ultimate Success Guide – Valued at US$19.95
    • Company Coaching Session to Master Culture Cats for Recruitment – Valued at US$697
    • Mastermind Online Facebook Group for Verity Leaders – Valued at US$797
    • Annual Subscription to MutapaDigital.com and myjob.news – Valued at US$97
    • WottJob.com coupon worth US$397

TOTAL VALUE US$10,022.90

PLUS GET A BONUS PERSONAL ASSESSMENT to discover your Dominant Leadership Strength.

“In late July I was given the opportunity to take part in the Career Birds Leadership Development Training course run out of TradeTools head office. (AUSTRALIA) The training came at a time that could not have been more advantageous for me, having just been put into a store manager role in a shop that was faced with the opportunity to grow to new heights.”
Steve Dufficy – Australia

“CareerBirds has given me the tools and, I suppose, the missing insight to effectively communicate with not only my staff but other teammates around the company.  Azhar delivered a really engaging seminar, yet personal enough that I could focus on my own values and department. I would absolutely recommend anyone to participate in the course, be it an organisation looking to up-skill their staff – or an individual looking for self- improvement”
Glen Crowther – Australia

“I found the leadership training using the CareerBirds system very useful. Some of the topics covered in the training have proven to be a very effective tool’s to have in a leadership role as store manager. Some of the topics covered I would use in some way on a daily basis and have helped me adapt to different situations a lot faster than I had done previously! Thanks again for the opportunity to take part in what was an intense but eye-opening experience, I think the way in which it was delivered by both Paul and Azhar made it quite easy to grasp and digest.”
John McCormack – Australia

“I was able to appreciate the need to work as a team in an honest and transparent manner. I have learnt who I am really and what I can do to make myself and the organisation grow to even greater heights. I have also learnt the value of identifying other team member’s strengths and weaknesses and to use these to the advantage of personal and professional growth. I have also learnt how to teach according to my children’s ability using the audio, visual, kinesthetic and auditory digital techniques, kinaesthetic and auditory digital techniques!”
Joseph Muzunze – Zimbabwe

“We want you to know that we are very pleased with the quality of service and how accurate you are especially when answering our questions.  Thank you for your support of our knowledge.”
Bienvenu Kyabuntu

It has helped me to understand who I am, thus what sort of person or leader I am.  It has helped me to change how I operate.  Enabled me to appreciate the use of teamwork, have an open dialogue, to embrace everyone and most importantly, to be able to satisfy my customer’s needs, so as to have a better world.
Crispen Mazengura – Zimbabwe

“It was a great motivational exercise.  I have learnt how to develop my talent, skills and potential to improve my teaching methods.  The program was an eye opener and it has increased my confidence and self-esteem to deliver my intellectual capabilities to the classroom and the school environment at large.  Thank you.  We should have more workshops for staff development in the future.”
Vimbika Muripira- Zimbabwe

“I have definitely been so much enlightened on leadership.  There are types of leadership, good and bad.  Everyone is a leader.  A good leader is receptive, approachable, flexible and knows his/her subordinates’ needs and is ready to help.  Leadership is a choice, not a rank.  As an individual, you should know yourself, surround yourself with people who want the best for you.  The twelve birds:  I have learnt that each person has the characteristics of all these birds but one then identifies with one of them strongly. Personally, I was very impressed and I think I have gained knowledge which is going to help me in my teaching.”
Ketty Vilika- Zimbabwe

“The whole program was well planned with adequate resources that motivated and inspired us as future leaders. I would not hesitate to be part of the next session as I have benefited a great deal.  Benefits are as follows:

  • Team spirit has been beefed up, my language skills too.
  • I have learnt a lot about leadership:
  • A leader sets his/her tone.
  • Vision Leaders should have direction.
  • From Oprah – Vision Leaders should always do the right thing.  Doing the right thing gives you the right choices in life.
  • I am also encouraged to create a vessel of success to myself, my family and to my world.  

Fantastic Feedback stole my heart.  Finally working as a team really motivated me.”
Girlie Sarudzai Mweta- Zimbabwe

“The course was an eye opener for me but I feel we need more mentoring in order to discover my potential.  However, we are going away with a wealth of information to explore the God-given abilities.”
Audrey Mwaita- Zimbabwe

“I have learnt to be open-minded and not to remain comfortable in myself and the way I do things.  By being open minded I have learnt new things and will have so much more to offer.  I have also learnt qualities which a good leader has and I did not acquire, however, I can utilize these in my day to day teaching and living.  I have learnt a bit about myself and the strengths I did not know I had.  I can apply new ideas and strengths to develop myself as a person and as a teacher.  I would like to be the best mother and teacher I can be.”
J’nelda Mackenzie – Zimbabwe

“The program was well managed.  It involved professionalism and made me learn a lot.  From this seminar, I have benefited that we all have the career birds in our personalities but that there is just one which is dominant.  For me, I am a Falcon of which I didn’t know.  I realised that for me to be a good leader I need to be considerate and also flexible to change.  I should not have the “me” attitude but be able to accommodate other people,s views.  There are also four different learning styles in people.  I need to know my customer better so that I can be a better teacher to them so that lessons become interesting to them.  We, teachers of CLC, need to be like geese which work together as a team and support each other to succeed.  Thank you for your hospitality, it was really enjoyable.”
Faith Chingwena- Zimbabwe

“I have learnt that if everyone works together as a team the school will benefit.  Everyone has different strengths and weaknesses and together things will move smoothly.  Know yourself and what you want and work to the best of your ability to do good in the world.  I hope to become a better leader.  A very informative course, have learned lots and look forward to using it in day to day use.”
Nadia Leeya- Zimbabwe

“Personally I enjoyed the presentation and the program itself but as human beings mistakes are normal because we are not perfect.  I would like to congratulate you on this amazing program that you are offering.  You give us the opportunity to know ourselves, to understand who we are, where we come from and where we are going.  Thank you, because you have just inspired me, now I know and understand what leadership is all about.  Keep doing it with others.  Thank you.”
Nyembo Yasangwa- Zimbabwe

“The presentation was well organised and above average.  A number of trainee activities were planned which kept the group alive.  The powerpoint presentation was super clear and the audio at a professional level.  

  • To know the type of leader I am and what features contribute to this.
  • Also learnt how I best learn through the various senses.
  • Helped is shaping the refinement of a leader so you can continuously be of value to the people they lead.
  • I learnt the difference between transformational and transactional leaders and of their existence on a pendulum.
  • I learnt why a bird (Careerbirds) resembles my characteristics and that every bird exists in an individual.”

Pardon Nyariyendera- Zimbabwe

“The training enabled me to realise the kind of leader I am though Careerbirds and cats.  Showed some of the qualities I had not discovered.  The training was refreshing and a source of knowledge on how to be a team player, appreciate different personalities and to bring out the best in me and not give up too quickly.”
Margaret Gonondo- Zimbabwe

“The course was worthwhile and very beneficial, both to me and the organisation I work for.  I learnt that leadership involves communication.  Visual, Auditory. Kinesthetic and Auditory Digital platforms.  The seminar helped me to acknowledge who I am, what I want to achieve and my vision for the school.  I also learnt that excellent leadership is one that is tolerant, considerate, flexible, respectful, communicating and to work as a team.”
Luke Nyamukunda- Zimbabwe

“I have learnt to consider different learner abilities during lesson delivery.  As a leader, I should have a vision, be tolerant, flexible, fair, and be able to establish a relationship with co-workers and work as a team.  There is also a need to tolerate different cultures and relate well with each other. In an organisation, feedback is a necessity.  It is very, very important.  One has to consider good ways to get feedback and create a good platform and time to receive it.  There is a need to add value to the company and find ways of improving areas.  The presentation was good and we learned a lot and hope to execute what we have learnt here in our classrooms.”
Melody Chishawa- Zimbabwe

“I have done away with the inner voice that interrupts my good thought patterns.  I have identified my purpose professionally and have changed my focus to identify what has the most meaning in my life.”
Gilbert Chris- Zimbabwe

“Walking into this seminar, I was not quite sure what to expect.  I soon found that I would learn more about myself and the different areas that make me who I am.  I have learnt that although I have weaknesses, I can work on them in such a way that will benefit the long term and not the short term.”
Candice Hodgson- Zimbabwe

“This is a good course and if given a chance would love to continue.  I benefited on learning, how to learn, apply and share knowledge with the others.  I learnt about the difference between leadership and management.  Birds might be different just like us but if the team up together they can come up with a powerful team.  I benefited from learning how to let go of anger.  I learnt how to work with values, to receive value on the improvement and growth of CLC Group of Schools.  I now know about the importance of confidentiality at all levels and also that I am a leader too.  If I do not know, I have to ask others so that we discover together.  I learnt about “Fantastic Feedback”, it is important.  I will try to adopt the Transformational Leadership Culture.”
Marvelous Munaki- Zimbabwe

“I learnt how to be open-minded, to hear other leaders and to be flexible.  I have learnt good leadership skills and knowledge.”
Lee-Ann May- Zimbabwe

“I believe educationalist would benefit greatly if this course was offered to teachers and leaders (Heads, Deputies, Senior Staff) so that they can understand their strengths and weaknesses and appreciate those of others.  The course reaffirms that over the last 15 years as Head and previously 30 years as a teacher/educator (in the classroom) and sports coach, my life’s efforts have been fulfilled.  I gave my best and rejoice in the fact that it was the only way to link up well with both my pupils and colleagues by showing compassion to their needs, guidance when required and remained professional and confident about it.”
Dan Kalan- Zimbabwe

Everyone has different personalities and we must respect and treat them accordingly.

  1. Realised who I am and how to use my abilities.
  2. Realised my negatives and I have to make a plan to deal with them.
  3. Need to accept Zimbabwean Culture (of which I am in the process of doing) and combine it with my culture.  Learn to accept diversity.
  4. Play as a team and discover together.
  5. Instant gratification does not lead you anywhere.
  6. I enjoyed myself, almost forgot all my worries and insecurities.

Fazila Mukadam- Zimbabwe

“Knowing who I am and that I have a vision or direction of where I want to go in life.  I learnt to always do the right thing, how to be a good leader and how to work with others.  To be the best role model for my students and learn their abilities by knowing their learning styles.  Visual, Auditory. Kinaesthetic and Auditory Digital.”
Shaina Shah- Zimbabwe

“The facilitator and trainer were knowledgeable.  The environment was calm and educational.  Brilliant communication skills.  Amazing information was relayed.

  • Ethics of teamwork.
  • Communication skills.
  • How to be innovative.
  • Everyone has a different role in the organisation or institute.
  • Setting standards.
  • Thinking out of your comfort zone.
  • Importance of teamwork.
  • Mental elevation.
  • Value of leadership skills.”

Antonio Five- Zimbabwe

“I have benefited a lot from this seminar.  I cannot name them all but will name a few.  I have learnt that I need to develop myself and learn to listen to others before I comment or help someone.  It is of paramount importance to be a team player so as to take the organisation to a better level.  To be a good leader, know yourself and always communicate and hear other people’s minds.”
Victor Muzadzi- Zimbabwe


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