TEMPLE Advisory, a leading talent development and strategy consulting firm, has launched a Strategic Leaders Programme aimed at supporting business to prepare and accelerate their transformation in 2020 and beyond.
According to the firm, the recent disruption and structural shifts in the local economy, coupled with heightened global tensions, have created unique challenges and opportunities for leaders and organisations. The Strategic Leaders Programme is therefore an opportunity for executives to share ideas and insights needed to rewrite the script and accelerate organisational transformation for a better society.
The programme offers senior executives an opportunity to challenge assumptions, gain clarity, and think creatively about what it takes to deliver organisational transformation in a rapidly-changing and challenging market environment.
“Organisations can only sustain their transformation when they pay attention to these three critical elements of the Accelerated Sustained Enterprise Transformation Framework,” says Robert Bennin, Chief Learning Strategist at TEMPLE Advisory – who is also Programme Director for the Strategic Leaders Programme.
The reasons one organisation falters while another accelerates performance, he added, are many; but at the core of these are lack of deeper understanding of the organisation’s ecosystem, strategic rigidities, and disengaged teams.
The Programme used live case-studies of select Ghana companies which have achieved Accelerated Sustained transformation for a decade and above, based on TEMPLE Advisory’s Accelerated Sustained Enterprise Transformation Framework.
Mr. Bennin also mentioned that the programme’s main purpose is to give executives the tools and insights needed to translate leadership actions into strategic initiatives which create ripples within the organisation and beyond, and lead to transformation.
The Keynote Speaker for the maiden programme was Prince Kofi Amoabeng, President of UT Holdings. He recounted and shared lessons from the various transformations the UT Group has gone through.
A key lesson from Mr. Amoabeng’s address is that leaders must accept responsibility for what happens within their organisations. He also stressed that culture and values are critical elements of an organisation’s transformation programme, and that it is the duty of leaders to lead this process.
He however cautioned executives to guard against ‘hubris’.
Participants were drawn from diverse sectors including education, banking, insurance, community development, built environment and pensions, among others.
Commenting on the programme, one of the participants said: “For me it’s been very helpful; it feels like one’s leadership has been scanned and the print-out put before you. So, immediately, you know what you need to change”.
Another said: “The Strategic Leaders Programme was an opportunity to look at yourself and your organization in the mirror and see areas where you can improve”.
TEMPLE Advisory’s mission is to accelerate enterprise transformation by harnessing the power of learning in organisations. The firm intends to hold several sessions of the Strategic Leaders Programme over the next 18-months, so that businesses can learn and prepare for the next decade much more strongly and sustainably, with the next session slated for July 30.