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CEOs have an enormous responsibility. Bigger than, I believe, any time that has come before. The approaches that have worked before are simply not enough in the current world context.
Right now, we are on a precipice of possibility. There are numerous challenges and obstacles, and yet incredible opportunity too. And we need leaders to lead us through them. The rate of change has accelerated and the need for leaders to step up to lead that change has accelerated as well.
Yet the credibility of business leaders is at a historical low in many countries. A McKinsey report shows that between 27% and 46 % of executives fail within the first two years after transitioning to their role.
As a leader you need to equip yourself to lead, to be relevant, to have something to offer, to contribute in a world of change.
This is about moving from reactive to proactive. It is about stepping out of busy, of recognising that you have a responsibility to yourself and your tribe to enable your Big Leadership.
ASPIRE FOR CEOs PROGRAM
The 2023 CEO survey published by PwC, identified 40% of global CEOs believe their organisation will no longer be economically viable in 10 years’ time if it continues its current course.
Of the 4,000 CEOs from 105 countries who responded to PwC’s annual Global CEO Survey, the majority felt it was critically important for them to reinvent their business for the future.
Some of the critical areas of focus identified for CEOs include:
• Creating stability in the age of uncertainty
• Adapting to the future of work
• Adopting ESG as part of your business model
• Accelerating digital transformation
• Cultivating robust agility
• Talent retention and development
• Leadership talent pipeline
• Overall employee experience
• Hybrid and remote work, and how to optimise this for both employees and for business outcomes
• Relevance and sustainability
The last few years have changed the expectation of leadership. No longer just being about decision-making and critical thinking and crafting a strategic plan, but rather becoming a fuller, more holistic approach to leadership. One which involves humanity and kindness and empathy.
Leadership which looks to the bigger picture. The impact and consequences on community of decisions, which considers corporate and social responsibility in a much broader way, and of an evolving workforce who want more from their leaders.
We need Big Leadership to create the future:
• Big Vision
• Bold Decisions
• Brave Action
This program is about you developing big leadership yourself, and in the leaders around you. Developing Big Vision, making Bold Decisions, and taking Brave Action to create the future that matters to you and your community.
Too focused on the immediate rather than the strategic?
Finding it challenging to develop a future focus while balancing the demands of today?
Wondering how to create a relevant sustainable future for your organisation and your people?
Challenged to lead in the rapidly emerging workplace?
Wanting to create space for bigger thinking and developing future options and pathways?
Finding your leadership team are not ready to step up to the increasing requirements of current leadership?
Wanting to develop your own leadership to the next level… to go Big?
THIS PROGRAM IS IDEAL FOR
You will walk away from Aspire for CEOs with:
➤ Strategies for investing yourself in the most important, impactful areas, rather than trying to do everything.
➤ Clarity on what is important for creating a sustainable and relevant future for yourself, your people and your organisation.
➤ Clarity about the things that contribute to you operating in your zone of genius, understanding your strengths and how to bring them to the fore in a rapidly changing workplace.
➤ Strategies for developing your own Big Leadership. Developing bigger vision, making bold decisions and taking brave action.
➤ Options for developing the capability and accountability of your executive leadership team
➤ Understanding of what it means to lead systemic change and how to begin your next steps towards creating certainty and stability in your leadership, becoming a visible and trusted leader for your team, your tribe, and your world.
This Program is ideal for you if
- You are a new CEO and want to acclimate fast.
- You are an experienced CEO who wants to go to the next level.
- You are a CEO moving into a different CEO role or organisation.
- You know that to create a relevant sustainable organisation for the long
term you, and/or your team, need to adapt and change.
- You need the space and time to create the future.
- You need your executive leadership team to grow and develop.
- You know it will be easier with the right support and accountability.
- You have a significant portfolio.
- You understand that this is simply the beginning of significant change and
that you as a leader need to be positioned to make a bigger impact in order
to lead the change ahead.
This Program is not ideal for you if
- You don’t feel the urgency to lead now.
- You feel like it’s not that important.
- You want someone else to do the hard work.
- You’re not interested in learning
We'll focus on
The 3 aspects of developing Big Leadership: Big Vision; Bold Decisions; and Brave Action
WHAT ASPIRE FOR CEOs PROGRAM INCLUDES:
This program is for CEOs who aim to make a significant impact for themselves, their
teams and their organisation.
- Needs Analysis Strategy Session
- Executive Coaching Program
- Quarterly Deep Dive Intensive Sessions – ½ Day (Silver)
- Open Access – Up to 1 day Per Month (Gold)
- ‘In The Moment’ Email & Phone Support
- Strengths Profiling & Review
- A copy of Stacey’s Books – First Lead Yourself, Power Up, and Big Leadership
- Lifetime access to the 1000leaders Initiative online curriculum
- A Leading Possibility Journal
- Program Review and Recommendations
- 3 Months Post Program Email and Phone Support
We need Big Leadership. What got us here will not get us there. We need bigger thinking. We need bolder decision-making. We need brave action to create the future.
If you need the Space, the Strategies, and the Support to get traction fast and elevate your leadership and impact, then ASPIRE.
Dr Stacey Ashley CSP is a Leadership Visionary.
Leaders with big vision, who challenge the status quo, make bold decisions, and take brave action, create the future.
Our world needs Big Leadership.
To lead this marathon of change, leaders must navigate the complexities of globalization, technological advancement, social interconnectivity, hybrid work, massively accelerating change, a multi-generational workforce and more.
With over 30 years’ experience, Stacey has helped 1000’s to develop their leadership competence, confidence, and credibility.
The author of six Amazon #1 best-selling books about leadership, Stacey has a talent for translating complex concepts into simple & practical ideas for immediate application.
Stacey is obsessed with possibility and helping leaders to create a future of possibility.
She typically speaks at conferences, develops leadership strategy and programs, consults and coaches.
She helps CEOs and their teams:
✓ Build the practical foundations for effective leadership
✓ Get out of the trenches, to lead strategically and with influence
✓ Transition quickly and effectively to leading larger, more complex portfolios
✓ Effectively lead change and transformation
✓ Develop a coaching toolkit and approach
✓ Create a leadership coaching capability
Stacey was an expert guide to help me consider a variety of solutions which were not automatically top of mind. I found the process extremely enlightening,
Stacey has a deep appreciation of business management which resulted in our conversations often extending beyond the scope of what I expected.
I am deeply appreciative of her empathetic and collaborative style and would not hesitate
to undertake further coaching with her in the future.
Stacey is someone with a natural understanding of what is required in the moment to lead.
Stacey has an acute understanding of what leaders, teams and the world have experienced, with an ability to find the lessons, the wins, and how we can use this for future benefit.
I also have re-identified the purpose of my role within the Company and have also developed skills to lead systemic change and to be the trusted expert and advisor to the MD, the Board, peers, and external stakeholders.
The success of this program has given significant improvements in my leadership skills, and it has also improved collaboration between my team, peers and my manager.
I found her experience and insights incredibly valuable. I learned strategies for maintaining perseverance and momentum in an organisation with a challenging culture and behaviours.
Having a regular check in with someone outside the organisation kept me accountable, provided me objective advice, support and encouragement to keep me going.
Stacey’s style and experience was a really good fit for our organisation. A full day of workshops, conversations and activity with Stacey inspired our female leaders to reach their full potential.
Working with Stacey has also helped identify some of the challenges our women are facing, providing the opportunity for us to be more informed and proactive so we can support women in our organisation in an even better way.