Fri, 29 May



Developing Leaders for the New Normal

Appropriate Strategies for Leading in Uncertain and Unprecedented Times

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Developing Leaders for the New Normal

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29 May 2020, 14:00 – 16:00 SAST


About The Event

A crisis is the ultimate test of leadership.  Guiding people through uncertainty and into the new reality requires credible, authentic and capable Leadership!  

Throughout this pandemic, we’ve witnessed certain leadership traits and approaches that may have made the difference between life and death. Right now employees are asking tough questions that leaders cannot necessarily answer.  What will this pandemic mean for our company? What will this mean for my job? So in a world where everything is unpredictable, everything is faster and everything is questionable, organisations will need not only different leaders, but also a new style of leadership.

For this webinar we’ve brought together three leadership experts to outline some of the challenges facing leaders during COVID-19. These thought-leaders will also offer practical strategies to help you cope with the current and future effects of this crisis.

  • Internationally-recognised leadership expert, Professor Theo Veldsman, will offer leaders a framework to understand the context of this crisis, as well as the leadership options available to respond. He will also outline the capabilities and competencies needed to perform optimally during this time. 
  • Seasoned leadership development consultant Dr Charles du Toit will cover the important role that middle management and mid-level leaders have to play to steer their organisations through these volatile times. To a large extent middle managers are the ones keeping organisations together.  It is therefore not only the executive leaders who need to stand up, it is the entire leadership component of an organisation.
  • Dudu Msomi, CEO of Busara Leadership Partners and Adjunct Faculty at Gordon Institute of Business Science believes that having a leadership role does not instinctively mean embracing change or being competent to match the demands of a new working environment.  New scenarios require a fundamental shift in thoughts, words and deeds. It is extremely costly and disruptive for any organisation to have ill-equipped leaders who cannot navigate transitions and change. Dudu Msomi offers 8 leadership knowledge and capabilities that leaders need to develop in order to build the critical competencies of agility and adaptability to lead effectively in uncertain and unprecedented times.