For Whom
  • Managers who have moved from managing teams to managing managers who manage teams
  • Recommended experience of participants: 7 + years

Effectiveness Parameters

  • Customization

  • Group coaching & peer learning

  • Mandatory internal coaching by immediate senior

  • Action plans which focus on Behavioural elements

  • Robust sustainability process to ensure impact


Leader of Managers

Manage - Lead - Coach

This is a conversation between two famous leaders:

Oogway: My friend, the panda will never fulfil his destiny, nor you yours, until you let go of the illusion of control.

Shifu: Illusion?

Oogway: Look at this tree, Shifu. I cannot make it blossom when it suits me, nor make it bear fruit before its time.

Shifu: But there are things we *can* control. I can control when the fruit will fall! I can control where to plant the seed! That is no illusion, Master!

Oogway: Ah, yes. But no matter what you do, that seed will grow to be a peach tree. You may wish for an apple or an orange, but you will get a peach.

Shifu: But a peach cannot defeat Tai Lung!

Oogway: Maybe it *can*, if you are willing to guide it, to nurture it. To believe in it.

These ‘leaders’ are characters from our favourite animated movie, Kung Fu Panda. However, the conversation holds an important message for manager of managers: let go of control and focus on creating an engaging work place.

How does this program work?

~ Leading Self:

  • Role clarity and accountability
  • Seeding an inclusive mind-set: Equality / fairness / equal opportunity / beyond conscious & unconscious biases
  • Moving from managing to leading
  • Emotional intelligence

~ Managing Stakeholders:

  • Influencing through personal power
  • Influencing without authority
  • Managing conflicts
  • Interpersonal dynamics

~ Developing people:

  • Situational Leadership: Mapping personal style to climate
  • Internalising the impact of individual leadership styles on climate & engagement
  • Systematic framework for developing people
  • Leader as a coach
  • The art of delegation

~ Managing environment:

  • Tips and techniques for making change
  • Creating engaging workspaces: Empathy, listening, difficult conversations