The Leaders of Tomorrow Programme was a six-part journey that helped participants form the foundation of a leadership ethos. The programme led by Julian Azzopardi, from our Partner Up Performance Coaching, focused on adding value where we know our strengths deliver best, while continuously sharpening our leadership skills where we see there is room for improvement. Each workshop lasted for 2 hours and aimed to be interactive, engaging and collaborative. The sessions were a blend of classroom and online attendance (depending on COVID developments at the time) and were supported by 230 Works, also JCI Malta Partners.
SESSION 1. I THINK, THEREFORE I AM: NURTURING THE ROOTS OF YOUR LEADERSHIP JOURNEY | 6 MARCH
If Benjamin Button was a leadership style we would start off with the premise that we had all the answers to our leadership questions. Even though Benjamin Button is not a leadership style, during this initial session we looked at how ANY experience we go through has the power to characterise the outcome we want to achieve, as long as our foundations are deeply rooted in something we consider to be of value to others.
SESSION 2. LEADING THE WAY: FROM STARTING WITH WHY, TO EATING LAST. HOW LEADERSHIP IS MUCH MORE THAN A FANCY TAGLINE | 17 APRIL
With 2.9 billion featured results for anything about leadership, it is understandable that an exact meaning may be difficult to come by. However, it is exactly this that makes leadership much more than a fancy tagline we add to our CV or competency list. During this second session we explored how leadership is more of a lifestyle than a mere term we learn at business school.
SESSION 3. F.I.R.E.: A FRAMEWORK FOR KEEPING YOUR LEADERSHIP ON TRACK | 22 MAY
The origin of the phrase ‘to light a fire under someone’ dates back to when chimney sweeps were scared to climb up chimneys and this was used to ‘motivate’’ them to climb to the top. We use F.I.R.E. in a similar fashion, to help people keep track on their leadership objectives and achieve their infinite potential without, literally, having to light a fire under anyone.
SESSION 4. THE POWER OF IMPACTFUL MESSAGES: FROM COLLABORATIVE THINKING TO CONFLICT RESOLUTION | 19 JUNE
They say words can move mountains, and can help plants grow, and we all know that with the right word we can get ourselves into the new club or out of a sticky situation. During this session looked at how we communicate is a window into who we are, what we think of the value relationships and how we build trust.
SESSION 5. THE ACCOUNTABILITY PARADOX: WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCOUNTABILITY? | 25 SEPTEMBER
While an accountant can keep track and reconcile your financial history, in leadership accountability is something we can only apply to ourselves, and hardly ever to others. During this session considered the difference between leadership’s responsibilities and ownership of one’s behaviours, actions and results: The accountability paradox.
SESSION 6. E-IQ: THE POWER OF EMBRACING EMOTIONAL KNOWLEDGE | 23 OCTOBER
In 2016 the World Economic Forum ranked E-IQ sixth in the list of top 10 skills required to succeed in the workplace by 2020. In previous reports E-IQ had not featured. Add a global economic crisis or deadly pandemic and five years down the line E-IQ could provide many of the answers to many of the problems leaders find themselves facing on a daily basis today. During this session took a practical approach to enhancing the value of our own emotional intelligence on a daily basis.