Sharpening Your Competitive Edge

Shape or be Shaped

Program Overview

This engaging and insightful workshop focuses on best practice principles and tools to get from where you are now to where you want to be.

To address your distinctive needs and interests, 4 consulting action steps are applied: 1) Assessment, 2) Planning, 3) Implementation, and 4) Follow-Up.

Before implementing the workshop, a team assessment is conducted through advance focus group interviews with stakeholders to identify aspirations, strengths, challenges, opportunities, and expectations. Based on the interview findings and your knowledge and insights, our expert trainer works closely with you to design a process to carefully integrate your desired outcomes to move the organisation from ”current state” to “future State”.

Learning Outcomes

Dr. Steven Covey often emphasised the importance of “sharpening your saw” as a way of staying current, effective, and competitive. This participative workshop focuses exactly on that — “sharpening your saw” from an individual, team, and organisational perspective in order to continually propel organisations forward to attain or retain a competitive advantage.

Training Methodology

The programme is fully interactive and uses a variety of methods to engage participants, maintain interest and enhance learning.

Programme delivery includes instructor led lectures, real life exercises, case study reviews, role playing scenarios and group discussions using an integrated highly participative learning approach.

Experiential, action-based activities and exercises will be employed to help participants generate new ideas and apply practical tools that can be implemented within their own organisations..

Who Should Attend

The programme is designed for C–Level Executives, Directors, Functional Managers, Project and Programme Managers and essentially all management and supervisors with responsibility for leading individuals and teams.

HR Leaders and Business Partners, Training & Development / Organisational Development Specialists, and Career Coaches/Mentors will also find the programme to be a particularly relevant addition to their current tools and skill sets.

Prerequisite for attending:

3 to 5 years minimum experience in a managerial position of relevance to the topic at hand.

Level of Course

Intermediate to Advanced. Some fundamental understanding of HR practices together with current leadership responsibility is essential.

Participants will be actively engaged in pragmatic strategies and tools in:

  • Creating a Compelling Vision
  • Exploring the “3Rs” of Renewal: Release, Reaffirm, and Reinvent
  • Fostering Individual and Team Creativity
  • Working “on” the System vs. Working “in” the System
  • Expanding Your Influence
  • Building a Spirit of Teamwork
  • Sustaining Purposeful Performance on Priorities
  • Getting the “Wild geese to Fly in Formation”
  • Keeping the Fire Burning