With their sights set on leadership, leadership perspectives and change management, the participants of Leading Impact – Executive Management Leadership Program came together for an intensive and educational residential session. Adam Jomaa, Team Manager Quality at Kraftringen, shares his view of the session and the insights he’s bringing back to his company.
The 15-month leadership and management program, Leading IMPACT started in October and has around one 3-day residential session per month. Until next fall, the program will largely revolve around mastering the business tools that play a decisive role in leading and developing companies. The participants recently got together for a residential session on the topic of “Taking the lead”. We asked Adam Jomaa a couple quick questions about the content and his takeaways.Adam Jomaa, Team Manager Quality at Kraftringen
Hello Adam. You recently had a residential session on the topic of “Taking the lead” – what was it about?
The residential session took up the broad field of leadership, with a focus on change management. We went over various leadership theories and scrutinized them from a variety of perspectives, because there is no “best way” that can always be used. Context is king when it comes to leadership. Therefore, an approach that worked in a certain country, at a certain point in time, in a certain type of organizational culture is not directly transferable to another context.
How was the session structured?
Prior to the residential session, we read up on leadership and held feedback discussions with employees from our organizations to map our core qualities and challenges in our roles as leaders. This paved the way for fruitful group discussions reinforced with inspiring lectures. Our Impact Challenges are always present during the program, and we apply the new insights we gain to these business challenges in real time to ensure the best ROI in terms of both our learning and the value added for our organizations.
What were your best takeaways?
In my role, change management is a major part of my work, and I took away several smart approaches for how to adapt my leadership to the differing nature of each challenge I face.
Do you feel that you benefited from the rest of the group’s expertise?
The group discussions and our regular reflections are valuable, and we group participants learn a lot from each other. There’s a good mix of different organizations, experiences and personalities in the group, and everyone works hard. Also, we have a great time together!