LIVE GROUP PROGRAMME

You Don't Need An MBA.

But you do need relevant, practical skills and support to become an incredible leader. Most leadership programmes are long, expensive and boring - but not this one.
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Learning Sprint Dates

june 2022 INTAKE
TUESDAY 14 JUNE 2022
9AM - 12PM NZST
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TUESDAY 12 JULY 2022
9AM - 12PM NZST
TUESDAY 21 JUNE 2022
9AM - 12PM NZST
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TUESDAY 19 JULY 2022
9AM - 12PM NZST
TUESDAY 28 JUNE 2022
9AM - 12PM NZST
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TUESDAY 26 JULY 2022
9AM - 12PM NZST
TUESDAY 5 JULY 2022
9AM - 12PM NZST
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TUESDAY 2 AUGUST 2022
9AM - 12PM NZST
ENROLMENTS OPEN!

TAKE CHARGE OF 2022

Mid year intake starts 14 June 2022.
Learning sprints run every Tuesday via Zoom from 9am - 12pm NZST.
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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

Everything they don't teach you at business school!

FLEXIBILITY
DECISIONS
SYSTEMS
PERFORMANCE
INFLUENCE
HOW TO COPE WITH CONSTANT CHANGE

Flexible leaders respond to change, giving them a sustainable advantage. We don’t become flexible by accident though. Unless we intentionally stretch, we stiffen over time and end up out of touch.

In Not An MBA, you'll learn about:
 AWARENESS - How to be more self-aware and attuned to changes in your environment.
 AGENCY- How to take control and back yourself.
 RESILIENCE - How to thrive through - and because of - disaster.

SIGNS YOU NEED TO BE MORE FLEXIBLE
• You’re facing change or transition
 • You’re feeling stuck or out of your depth
 • Your normal response isn’t working anymore.
HOW TO MAKE GOOD CHOICES

Decisive leaders set direction, converting uncertainty into action. Judgement and decision-making is not a personality trait - it's a learned skill that's all about how we think, and the process we use to make choices.

In Not An MBA, you'll learn about:

  FRAMING - How to understand the choice you're making
  SPACES - How to think out loud and with others to shape choices and build understanding
  ACTION - How to incorporate experimentation and iteration into a decision process.
SIGNS YOU NEED TO BE MORE DECISIVE
• You waste time going around in circles
• Your decisions don’t stick
• Your teams feel uncertain and don’t know what to focus on.
HOW TO SOLVE TRICKY PROBLEMS

A systems leader takes nothing at at face value – instead they learn to ask better questions every time they’re faced with a tricky problem. Rather than blaming people, systems leaders see the bigger picture as a collection of relationships, and try to understand how all fits together.

In Not An MBA, you'll learn about:
 BREAKING DOWN SILOES - How to take a systems-view in your team or organisation so you can get to the root cause.
 OPTIMISING RELATIONSHIPS - How to improve the way different people, functions and processes work together.
 CHALLENGING ASSUMPTIONS - How to unearth and shift an unhelpful status quo.

SIGNS YOU NEED TO TACKLE SYSTEMS:
• You keep finding the same problems in different places
• Performance depends on the efforts of individuals
• Things take longer or feel harder than they should.
HOW TO GET MORE DONE WITH LESS EFFORT

Performance leadership isn’t about working harder than  anyone else – it’s about clarity on where we focus, coherence in how we align our effort and commitment to quality and accountability. Performance leaders are calm, focused and empathetic. They’re clear on what really matters and they live and work accordingly.

In Not An MBA, you'll learn about:
DELEGATION - How to empower others to own outcomes and deliver results.
FOCUS - How to direct your energy into the things that make the most difference.
 CRISIS MANAGEMENT - How to plan for, and respond to, risk and disaster.

SIGNS YOU NEED TO LIFT PERFORMANCE:
• You aren’t getting sh*t done
• Your team makes stupid mistakes
• You feel unfocused and hurried.
HOW TO HAVE MORE IMPACT THROUGH OTHERS

Being great at your job isn’t enough to get you  noticed or bring people along with you. Embracing and understanding politics is a non-negotiable  skillset for strategic leaders who want to make a real difference.

In Not An MBA, you'll learn about:
 COMMUNICATION - How to connect with others.
 REPUTATION - How to have integrity and build trust.
 COMMUNITY - How to build tribes around new ideas and change.

SIGNS YOU NEED TO BUILD INFLUENCE:
• Your work doesn’t get the attention it should
• You’re not getting traction with important projects
• You’d like to manage difficult people more easily.

What's included?

Book

A signed copy of You Don't Need An MBA: required reading for all students.

Tools and downloads

Templates, worksheets and practical guides you can use forever.

Live sessions

Eight three-hour fully interactive online sessions with a group of learners.

Practical assignments

Weekly assignments to ensure you apply everything you've learned - we hold you accountable here.

Videos

Fun and engaging video lessons to watch before each learning sprint - and again whenever you like!

Community

Access to an incredible tribe of like-minded leaders and learners who like the do things a little differently.
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

JUNE INTAKE OPEN NOW!