Mastering Business Leadership

This programme is company specific and is presented by our partner in training, Leadstrong. "Everything rises and falls with leadership”

In today's dynamic marketplace, the requirements for gaining an edge are not only related to your level of technical competence in your job. Instead, your competitive advantage emerges from your ability to lead, as this is ultimately what drives a business and its people forward.

The purpose of the programme is to increase your leadership capacity and each module will infuse you with fresh ideas, actionable concepts, leadership principles and heartfelt inspiration to equip you with practical skills you can apply right away.

The journey will go beyond theory to develop you into a confident and
capable leader.

Purpose of the course

The purpose of the course is to invest in personnel to be able to increase the retention of the best talent who are actively seeking opportunities to grow, develop and be challenged.

This programme has been intentionally designed to decrease the timeframe by which delegates will build the required leadership competence.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements
A minimum of 3 years of working experience.
Learning assumed to be in place
English language proficiency and basic computer literacies.

Course outcomes and assessment criteria

Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria

Study Unit


Assessment Criteria

The green room (also known as "tube" or "barrel" in surfing) is without a doubt the ultimate goal and favourite location of every surfer. This session will provide delegates with tools to overcome leadership barriers that could cause a “wipe out” and how they can enter their optimal zone for leading.


On completion of the CEd offering, the participant should be able to demonstrate: The participant will reach the CEd offering outcomes if they are able to:

Summiting the mountain

Get to know who you are as a leader.


  • The ability to identify and select personal strengths within the field of self-awareness and reflection to leverage these individual strengths.
  • Detailed knowledge and clear understanding of a deeper awareness of self and how to tap into the power of their personal S.T.O.R.Y.
  • Deeper knowledge and clearer understanding of their strengths and explore how these strengths can be leveraged to benefit themselves and others.
  • Reflect on their own uniqueness and discuss how ‘success’ and self-actualisation differ in individuals.
  • Assess own thinking patterns and response styles.
  • Explain the concept of the importance of diverse teams and individuals’ uniqueness in how they think, behave and respond.
  • Elaborate on how individual behaviour impacts relationships and team functioning.

Enter the ‘Green Room’

Get to know your leadership style and how to use it.

  • Deeper self-awareness of what motivates them.
  • Insight into the origin and development of personal effectiveness regarding the practice of getting things done and delivering results.
  • The ability to effectively develop and implement leadership tactics to consistently enter the optimal leadership zone.
  • Identify barriers and develop a plan of action to overcome these barriers.
  • Explain how the motivation of leadership can influence the performance of organisations.

Learning to leverage

Gain understanding of how others can perceive you as a leader.

  • Clear understanding of prevalent schools of thought that determined progress within the way how other people see the world.
  • Clear understanding of how the brain governs social behaviour and triggers positive emotions within a team.
  • The ability to effectively apply psychological preferences with a view to expanding the repertoire of responses to different situations.
  • Examine and discuss the perspective of a group of people who share common characteristics of opinion or outlook of a philosophy.
  • Deliberate on sociocultural factors as the larger-scale forces within cultures and societies that affect individuals’ thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
  • Demonstrate capabilities to produce designated levels of performance that exercise influence over events that affect responses to different situations.                                   

Create a high performing team

  • Insight into positioning teams based on areas of strengths.
  • Detailed knowledge and clear understanding of employee motivation, improved performance and improved the bottom line.
  • Identify and assign appropriate tasks based on individual weaknesses and strengths.
  • Elucidate on effective engagement tactics to get the team more involved by knowing what drives your employees and tailoring it to fit their needs.
Navigating the white waters
  • Clear understanding of interactive behaviours used by successful leaders to engage in productive conversations.
  • Clear understanding of how to prepare for important conversations in a manner that engages the target audience and achieves the desired results.
  • The ability to effectively implement and apply meetings as an effective communication tool, leading them in a relevant, inclusive and timely manner.
  • Explain how to incorporate strengths into productive conversations and reviews.
  • Clarify how conversations impact audiences.
  • Identify and explain the best method of internal communication skills in the team and workplace




Thinking differently

  • The ability to identify, analyse and select the most appropriate method to better understand each team member.
  • The ability to determine own blind spots and areas of improvement, and select the best possible solution to address such an issue to harness the team’s collective intelligence.
  • The ability to effectively apply the Left | Right | Left approach with a view to problem-solving.
  • Assess own thinking patterns and response styles.
  • Identify and describe their own blind spots and how to impact behavioural change.
  • Outline and discuss approaches to problem-solving and how these approaches impact relationships and team functioning.

Create a winnable game

  • Detailed knowledge and a clear understanding of the four cornerstones for building a high degree of business acumen.
  • Detailed knowledge and a clear understanding of the difference between the science and the art of developing a high performing organisation.
  • Detailed knowledge and a clear understanding of the expertise to create an implementable and robust strategic plan while being empowered with a template to get their team to execute the plan.
  • Demonstrate sound business decisions by combining a number of factors to arrive at the best outcome for a given situation.
  • Explain the business acumen skills and discuss the consequences while demonstrating an affinity to problem-solving as part of stakeholder needs.
  • Compile a strategic plan with a clear understanding of the business model as a foundational component to developing strong business acumen.

Communicate with impact

  • Insight into the origin and development of the requirements for delivering a message that others can catch and run with.
  • The ability to effectively apply a storyboard with a view to visually communicate the desired message in an engaging manner.
  • The ability to effectively move beyond communication to the realm of connection.
  • Demonstrate the different messaging occasions and what various degrees of formality they have.
  • Compile a graphic organiser that plans a narrative for explaining processes and showing the passage of tune.
  • Explain the desired outcome in a simplified manner to prepare for potential issues, ensure the narrative is sound, and/or communicate ideas with others.


Method of assessment
Learning objectives will be accomplished by successfully completing self-assessments, business case/case study, post-event short assessments, and participation in classroom activities, proving insight into the topics at hand.

Additional information

Programme number
Target group
Young professionals or recently qualified CA's stepping into leadership roles.
Business professionals with at least 3-5 years of experience looking to level up on the essential skills that can accelerate their careers.
12 weeks

Contact us

Contact person name
Mrs Marlize Radjoo
Contact person e-mail