Leadership That Matters - the fine art of helping others excel with passion
November 21, 2019, 9:00 – 17:00
November 22, 2019, 9:00 – 17:00
SSE Riga, Strēlnieku 4a
Many of us neither thought nor went after a leadership career – it was just a career step or entrepreneurial growth that suddenly involved a requirement for leadership skills. Leadership is far better learned than taught! Yet, lacking the knowledge, the skills and a path, developing a leadership character can result in a painful learning experience for both the leader and the team! Thus, it helps to get a systematic understanding of what it is that leaders do and how to build a leadership character as well as boosting leadership performance, concrete techniques, tips and hints! That is what this two-day program aims at! The big question after accomplishing it is: what did you do once you knew?
Peter Zashev is a professor (adjunct), investor and business trainer working intensively with both larger and smaller companies in Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Russia. He has a unique combination of skills and experience:
Multi-cultural - Peter is Bulgarian by origin, Finnish by nationality, Estonian by residence and Finnish-Swedish-Latvian by main place of work. He speaks English, Russian, Bulgarian and Finnish.
Academia - holding a MSc degree from the St Petersburg State University in Russia and a PhD from Hanken School of Economics in Finland, currently Peter is a Professor (adjunct) at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. His academic interests include leadership and management, international business strategy and entrepreneurship, and cross-cultural communications.
Business - an international entrepreneur, investor and consultant, Peter co-owns industrial companies in Russia and Bulgaria and is an investor in several start-up projects, which he supports with money and advice. His consulting experience features many private customers and projects in international business strategy and marketing as well as offering expert services to national and international organizations such as UNCTAD, EU and the GIZ.
Executive Education - Peter has 18 years of experience as a business trainer working with the top management teams of big companies across Europe with an accent on the Nordic countries, the Baltic States and Russia.
What is leadership and what is it that leaders do? These questions do not have universal answers! Some cultures believe it is all about having charisma. Others argue that leadership is an inherited quality that one either has or has not! No matter how you answer, one thing is for sure: be it in school or university, very few of us are actually trained about what it takes to be a leader and how to develop and improve our leadership skills. Next thing we know, some years later, we climb the career ladder and now the expectation is that we will successfully lead a team (big or small). Performing poorly as a leader is disappointing and demotivating, both for the leader and for the team! But once we get it right leadership is one of the most rewarding roles we can play in life!
Who should attend?
Leadership is an ongoing journey and no matter at what stage of our career we are, it always pays off to continuously develop our leadership character, knowledge and skills. Thus the programme is open to anyone who permanently strives to be better as a leader and recognizes the benefits of better leadership, be it better team spirit, corporate culture, results orientation or simply profitability.
- What is that we actually expect leaders to do and how does their role differ (if it does) from the role of managers?
- Building leadership skills and character: construct your personal leadership development map.
- Looking for strategic direction: how do leaders set priorities?
- Adaptive leadership: your natural leadership style and how to change it in different situations and participants involved in them?
- Coaching top performance: benefits, techniques and common mistakes in coaching.
- Selfleadership: lead yourself before you lead others.
- The fine art of delegating: finding the time to do what matters more.
- Communicating for impact: the leader’s essential toolkit.
- The power of positive leadership.
690 EUR + VAT Early bird fee (if paid by November 14, 2019)
725 EUR + VAT Standard fee
If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to send a replacement: however, prior notification is required. The cancellation in writing must be received if the fee is to be refunded. Cancellation within a month of the Programme start date is a subject to a 50% refund only.
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