Leadership development continues to be a significant challenge for organizations around the world, as the transition to the new digital organization creates even larger leadership gaps. Future-ready organizations need high-performing leaders with different competencies, skills, and expertise than in past generations past, yet most organizations have not moved rapidly enough to develop the next generation of leaders and build new leadership models.
We partner with clients globally to identify, assess, select and develop their next generation of ‘disruptive digital leaders’ and ensures their readiness to navigate the near-insurmountable organizational and business challenges during times of disruption.
Our clients recognize that future success is largely dependent on the depth and breadth of transformational leadership within their organization to meet the challenges in a disruptive and digital-driven business environment.
We develop leaders take action to reenergize their people and organizations, the most forward-looking will seize the opportunity to reassess and reimagine or reinvent the organization’s identity, how it works, and how it grows to survive and thrive in the ‘new normal’ era of a disruptive and digital-driven workplace of the future.
As a result, our clients will achieve sustainable competitive advantage and success in an ever-changing, highly disruptive, and increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (collectively known as “VUCA”) and digital-driven business environment.
“The talent cohort has benefited tremendously from your group and individual coaching sessions and your generous sharing of insights and knowledge. In particular, the cohort had enjoyed the numerous intellectual sparring sessions and the way you challenged their thought processes to come up with innovative and yet pragmatic solutions to address the current business situations and issues that they were facing. In addition, the exchanges were often tempered with a high level of emotional support and encouragement from you which helped them to remain focused when the going got tough.”
“The “Managerial Coaching Skills” Workshop which you had successfully facilitated has allowed the SLT members to leverage a fully developed coaching model which enables them to immediately implement in the workplace resulted in the development of a coaching culture within Prasarana.
The Group Executive Coaching sessions as well as Individualised Executive Coaching for selected members of the SLT members have raised their standards for constructive, collaborative conversations with their respective teams, and they have developed practical business-based skills and competencies. This has not only shaped the 4 individual leader’s performance but also, increasingly build broader organizational capacity.”
“Without a doubt, you have helped to elevate his level of performance and enabled him to be a stronger executive and leader. You have a very effective style and approach. First and foremost, it comes across clearly that you take this very personally – there is a very strong vested interest in ensuring the individual is successful. You also hold yourself accountable and ensures there is a regular check-in with the sponsor to assess and evaluate the level of improvement – these alone gives me full confidence in your commitment to results and excellence.
Certainly, the breadth of your experience is impressive and provides a very good perspective for the leader that you coached. There is certainly a case to be made about learning from the best, and you have this unique ability to distil your learnings from the best leaders in the regions and pass that on in your coaching program. I have no hesitancy in recommending you as a top tier professional executive coach.”
“The Action Learning-based Workplace Project, where the participants were required to work on specifically designed project teams, have been found by them to be extremely useful as they were able to immediately apply newly-acquired leadership practices for multidimensional problem-solving to important challenges and opportunities facing their organizations.
The participants also valued the series of contemporary and practical case studies that were introduced throughout the programme which were relevant to their circumstances. The programme curriculum includes breakthrough academic research from the latest book, “Leadership in Disruptive Times” (2020), which the participants have found to be critical in developing their agility in navigating the complexity of leading in an era of the highly disruptive and digital-driven workplace.”
“One valued aspect of the Masterclass is the highly contemporary, practical and relevant nature of the programme to our business. The highly experiential course utilises a dynamic blend of skilled instructor presentation and individual as well as group skill practice in each of the concepts presented, using real business concerns, issues and challenges brought by participants.
The introduction of multiple critical thinking process tools (including Cognitive Readiness, RED Model, Phoenix Checklist and Force Field Analysis) allows our leaders to look at problems comprehensively and make well-thought-out recommended action plans and effective decisions. The participants can use the processes they learned to apply to ongoing business challenges they faced in leading their respective teams toward achieving our organisation’s mission, vision, strategic intent, goals and KPIs.”
“The practical case studies and important lessons you impart across the intensive modules; together with the systematic and fact-based approach of the programme, allow for a deep understanding of the best practices and the pertinent leadership practices that can be immediately applied to our daily work. The learnings are not just critical to our organisation’s digital transformation needs, but also each participants’ professional and personal leadership development.
I would recommend CEE and DLI for any organization looking to develop its senior leadership team. The lessons are practical and the learnings profound. The programme has put us in good stead to deliver on our responsibilities as leaders; as we push forward through challenges and embrace new opportunities that the digitally charged era of Industry 4.0 offers us.“
“You had successfully helped to communicate to our members the processes, issues, and challenges of managing digital transformation in organisations especially in the context of post COVID19. Many of our members had conveyed their sincere appreciation for such a unique opportunity to join and participate in the webinar and to hear from a distinguished speaker. Your ability to simplify a complex subject is truly admirable. The active engagement that ensued is a testament to the success of the webinar.
The presentation and interaction thereafter were engaging, demonstrating the broad knowledge of strategy and management expertise that you possess which could be brought down for practical application to small and medium-sized companies. We are also very grateful for your generosity to share vast numbers of quality corporate examples and experiences. The disruptive digital mindset is now firmly embedded in the members who had attended the webinar. Thank you for contributing to the development of our SICCI members and I hope there will be a future opportunity for the Chambers to engage your services once again.”
“The workshop attendees found that the program provided a clear understanding of high-performing team, best practices and practical strategies that they can implement at the workplace. The interactive nature of the program engaged attendees to be involved in their own learning experience through various activities from self-reflections to team dynamics.
Through the interaction, attendees were able to internalize the characteristics of the High-Performing Team elaborated in the excellent SCORE™ Framework, enhance critical thinking and disengage what has hitherto been obstacles to be a high performing team.
Thank you again for such a thoughtful and excellent learning experience!”
“Based on the feedback from the C-Suite leaders, as well as from my observations as the CEO and Sponsor, both CEE and you as the Coach have exceeded our expectations for such a coaching engagement.
Today, the C-Suite leaders have someone they can talk to, discuss facts with, and get clear, concise, “right-on” feedback that they can take and immediately implement. Your advice is always spot on! They have learned to have confidence in your counsel because it works. Both CEE and your approach is all about results and relationships and keepsthem focused on these high leverage areas. Your invaluable insights come from the rare combination of being a seasoned and successful global executive development practitioner, having solid academic credentials, and a strong track record of coaching and consulting experience as evidenced by others that you have helped.
We would highly recommend you as an Executive Coach to any organization that would like to transform their senior leadership team and developing a next-generation leadership pipeline”
“My congratulations to Professor Bawany for his new books, Leadership in Disruptive Times. This is a significant book, and its theme is overdue, particularly when severe disruptions are brought about by the recent Covid-19 pandemic. When times are good, solutions often come easy and straightforward. However, when rapid changes brought about by unexpected disruption, it is not clear if a solution even exists, let alone a good one. It takes an exceptional leader who has experienced disruptive times before to offer us insights and visions to move forward, and quality to be an effective leader. Readers will benefit enormously from Professor Bawany’s new book, and it is my firm belief that this pioneering book will be acknowledged as classic textbook/reference in leadership in disruptive times.”
“All of a sudden, a deadly pandemic is at the centre of unprecedented worldwide disruptions. Inadvertently, the Covid‐19 has left organisations with little or no choice but to take the big leap towards digitalization. Prof. Sattar Bawany’s latest book on ‘Leadership in Disruptive Times’ is a timely sequel to his first publication, ‘Transforming the Next Generation of Leaders: Developing Future Leaders for a Disruptive, Digital‐Driven Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0)’. In his latest offering, Prof. Bawany recognised the need for organisations to include digital leadership competencies for them to successfully implement transformative initiatives in a highly disruptive environment. He also examines the attributes and competencies of disruptive leadership as they maneuver through the disruptions caused by the Covid‐19 and the post-pandemic digital transformation in meeting the needs of the new normal. In developing successful organizational leadership in the new world order, this book provides valuable guidance and direction on the future way forward.”
“I am pleased to share that we have received very positive feedback from the participants for the 2 workshops for our Singapore Management Team. Generous amounts of information were shared, as well as dialogues for brainstorming sessions. Everyone had a refreshed outlook at different leadership styles and there was a lot more collaboration. In terms of delivery style, they felt that the facilitator was engaging and the programme was well structured. It also provided relevant tools and knowledge that can be applied in their respective business and professional situations scientifically and practically. Overall, the programme exceeded their expectations. Thank you for contributing to the development of our team and I look forward to future collaboration with you in terms of our learning needs.”
“I would like to take a moment to show our appreciation for the excellent work done throughout the delivery of the workshop “Developing High Performance Leadership”. Our company and our brand are committed to delivering exceptional customer service. Our passion for excellence has been complemented perfectly well with the management concepts and the applications done during the three days course. You have successfully sent across our team the importance of leadership effectiveness on organizational success and taught the team how to develop Emotional Intelligence, which is also in line with our internal training on the importance of Emotional Intelligence as a crucial element to deliver the best service to our guests. The split sessions and the personal follow-ups done have been highly effective. Your commitment to the objectives originally set has translated into an engaging and positive course that had a very satisfactory impact on the team. I have only received positive feedback from the team, it was a great learning experience for all of them.”