Masters & Mentors

Training Seminar

Improving productivity and control in uncertain times

27 Jul 2023 08:30 - 18:00
  • Member Price: RMB 5,500
  • Standard Price: RMB 6,500
  • In-person event

One day high impact Leadership Master Class for senior leaders.

Event details

Testimonies include:

“This intensive one day really helps me navigate uncertainty with less stress”  — Ian Anderson MD Synthoma China

“I would highly recommend this for senior managers. It gives genuinely new and very useful ideas for dealing with a VUCA context“ — Karl Hudson, Regional Director North Asia, Suttons International

This method is the best ever to get better employee satisfaction and engagement, better cooperation, quicker development with better results for less effort and stress.”  — Delia Giangregorio COO, GBMax Ltd (Max Mara China)


A Master Class in a small group (max 9) introducing a new and international award-winning approach to organisational leadership that has demonstrably helped leaders around the world to deal with global uncertainties and beyond.

Completed in advance

  • Self- assessment for teams/organisation being led, looking at the principles needed for dynamic and agile self-organisation. Participants will compare their own confidential scores with cohort peers as well as a global data base.
  • Individual self-assessment that shows how agile/adaptive, responsive, effective, balanced and overall enabling the choices of leadership strategy are (available in Chinese and English). Highly customised report will give specific suggestions for further exploration. Workshop will compare cohort scores to global averages.

Participants will be able to compare their own confidential score with cohort peers as well as a global normative database.

Master Class Timings 27 July 2023:

  • 08.30-10.00 – The 4.0 productivity dynamic
  • 10.00-10.30 – Coffee and snacks
  • 10.30-12.00 – The new science of complexity
  • 1.200-13.00 – 3 course Lunch with alumni
  • 13.00-1530 – Releasing organisational productivity
  • 15.30-16.00 – Coffee break and snacks
  • 16.00-17.30 – Enhancing individual strategies
  • 17.30-18.00 – Getting it done

Spaces are limited to 9 to ensure maximum interaction.


Participants will receive:

  • A high-impact interactive experiential workshop that will introduce a genuinely new approach (NOT “old wine, new bottle”!). This will cover:
    WHY leadership paradigm needs to change based on modern western complexity science – how to lead upwards and sideways not just down in VUCA times avoiding high uncertainty and tendency to micro-manage.
    WHAT principles need to be in place, so as to leverage hidden potential that commonly exists in teams and organisations.
    HOW to get faster and better results in uncertain times with less stress and effort.
  • Materials include:
    Customised and confidential individual report on leadership capability
    Customised and confidential report on team/organisation being led
    Signed copy of book “Future Leadership” (Chinese copy) – discount for English version
    Learning log to capture key action points to take away and try out
    Pocket sized Aide memoire of key points
    International CPD certificate if needed

After Master Class:

  • One-on-one coaching session if needed
  • Access to articles and further reading
  • Discount for further CAL workshops



In case of cancellation, please kindly note you must email before 5 pm, 25 July 2023. It is non-refundable for cancellation request made beyond the above mentioned timeframe.

The speaker

Nick Obolensky
Founder, Complex Adaptive Leadership Ltd; MD, Agile Plus Leadership Consultants


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