Systemic Leadership: Mastering Organizational Excellence

Systemic Leadership: Mastering Organizational Excellence

In today’s interconnected and rapidly changing business landscape, traditional leadership models often fall short. Siloed thinking, reactive decision-making, and a focus on short-term gains can hinder innovation and long-term success. This course offers a transformative approach to leadership, grounded in systems thinking and the QTL model, to empower you to navigate complexity and achieve sustainable organizational excellence.

What is Systemic Leadership?

Systemic leadership is a holistic approach that views organizations as complex systems with interconnected parts. It recognizes that changes in one area can have ripple effects throughout the entire organization. By understanding these interdependencies and feedback loops, leaders can make more informed decisions and drive meaningful change.

The QTL Model: A Framework for Systemic Leadership

The Qualitative Transformation Leadership (QTL) model, developed by Engineer Mohammad Albuzaid, integrates systems thinking with principles of transformational leadership to create a powerful framework for organizational excellence. It focuses on four core principles:

    1. Systems Dynamics: Leaders are trained to interpret complex behaviors within their organizations, predict outcomes, and strategically steer towards organizational goals.
    2. Organizational Culture: QTL emphasizes the cultivation of a culture that is adaptive to systemic thinking and change, aligning closely with the organization’s transformational goals.
    3. Corporate Integrity: Emphasizing transparent and accountable decision-making, QTL upholds the organization’s core values and ethical standards.
  1. Innovative Mindset: Encouraging innovation as a fundamental organizational trait, QTL nurtures environments where creativity and adaptability thrive, ensuring sustained competitiveness.

The Model of Understanding Current Reality

A key aspect of systemic leadership is the ability to deeply understand the current reality of an organization. This involves moving beyond surface-level observations and recognizing the interconnectedness of events, patterns, structures, and mental models. The Model of Understanding Current Reality provides a framework for doing so:

  1. Events: Identifying specific incidents or occurrences within the organization.
  2. Patterns: Recognizing recurring behaviors or trends that emerge from these events.
  3. Systemic Structures: Analyzing the underlying structures, relationships, rules, and norms that create and sustain these patterns.
  4. Mental Models: Examining the deeply held beliefs, assumptions, and values that shape individual and organizational perceptions and actions.

By understanding these different levels, leaders can gain a more comprehensive understanding of their organization’s unique context and interdependencies. This allows for the development of effective interventions that address root causes and create lasting change.

What You Will Learn:

  • Types of Systems
  • Model of Understanding Current Reality
  • Workflows End-to-end
  • Collecting and Checking the Quality of Data
  • Understanding Trends and Patterns
  • Systemic Structures
  • Mental Models
  • The Hero and Scapegoat Model
  • Data-Based Decision Making

Who Should Attend:

  • Executives and Senior Managers
  • Mid-Level Managers
  • Change Agents and Consultants
  • Anyone passionate about creating positive change in their organizations and communities.

Upcoming Public Sessions:

Location Dates Days
Manama, Bahrain September 15-19, 2024 Sunday to Thursday
Dubai, UAE October 21-24, 2024 Monday to Thursday

In-House Training:

This course is also available for in-house training at your preferred dates and location worldwide.

Registration and Inquiries:

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Relevant Books by Mohammad Albuzaid:

  • Systemic Leadership: Thinking Differently in a Complex World: Embracing Complexity through Systems Thinking.
  • EAGLE EYE: Precision Insights Through Systems Thinking: Systems Thinking for Strategic Decision-Making and Governance
  • Are Your KPIs OK? A Systems Thinking Guide to Fixing Misleading Metrics with KPIQC
  • Mastering RCA through Systems Thinking – Symptoms Stage
  • The Dance with Snakes: Mastering Risk Management with Systems Thinking
  • Corporate Governance from a Systems Thinking Perspective
  • Permanent Solutions: How SSX Uses Systems Thinking to Empower RCA: A Guide to Solving Problems with a Systemic Approach
  • Institutional Work Through Systems Thinking: Strategies for Enhancing Performance and Sustainability
  • Achieving Operational Excellence through SSX: A Guide to Strategic Solutions for Complex Problems
  • Ethical Implications of Misleading Indicators: A Systems Thinking Approach to Integrity in Metrics
  • Dance of Excellence: Leading with Systems Thinking

You can find these books and more on Mohammad Albuzaid on Amazon.