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SESSION 1 | DECEMBER 2, 2021 - the recording is already available!


How to build an agile and resilient business thanks to the new leadership model? What competencies do leaders need today?

Justin Maciejewski

Justin Maciejewski

Former British Army brigadier, consultant to McKinsey & Company. For commanding the 800-strong Second Battalion of the Land Forces, The Rifles in Iraq, he was awarded the Order of Outstanding Service. At McKinsey & Company, he led projects supporting private, public and third-sector clients in large-scale change and development, focusing on corporate strategy, planning, implementation and leadership. He was a visiting professor at the University of Oxford, co-wrote a book on British Army campaigns over the past twenty years, did research and attended numerous seminars.

Description of the session

What can leaders and their teams learn from the army? It turns out a lot! Just like on the battlefield in the business environment, we face uncertainty, incomplete information and sudden changes, and our people need a strong leader. So what conclusions from the functioning of the army are useful for business and how can they be implemented in an organization?

The experience of the British army has proved that today issuing orders and setting tasks is not enough - leaders must refer to the goal and context if they want to involve teams in making the right decisions and consolidate proactive attitudes. On what competences and leadership attitudes should the new leadership model be based?

In this session you will learn:

Why does business transformation in the new normal 2.0+ require new leadership models?
What inspiration and solutions can leaders draw from the best armies and military commanders?
Military patterns of attitudes and behavior of leaders - what do they consist of and how can we easily adapt them?
The Contemporary Battlefield and the Current Business Environment - What Lessons Can Leaders Learn in the Context of Operating in a Highly Uncertainty and With Incomplete Information?
How can leaders reconcile operational consistency with agility and adaptability at the same time?
What qualities of a leader are needed to be effective in the new world?
How to overcome the conflict between command and control? Why is it worth doing this if you want to be a better leader?
New types of teams - what kind of people do they form and what is their role?

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Witold Jankowski

Witold Jankowski

President of the Board, ICAN Institute

Lecturer and business practitioner, one of the most experienced strategic consultants in Europe. He is the founder and president of ICAN Institute and also the creator of the "ICAN Management Review" magazine and the co-founder of "MIT Sloan Management Review Polska".

As a propagator of spreading knowledge and continuous development, he initiated many groundbreaking meetings with world authorities in the areas of leadership (including Marshall Goldsmith, Dave Ulrich, Heike Bruch, Daniel L. Shapiro), sales (including Neil Rackham, Andy Zoltners, Jeffrey Gitomer) and innovation (including Andrew McAfee, Hal Gregersen, Alex Osterwalder). He cooperates with the best research and training centers in the world . He is an advocate of the concept of evidence-based management, which is management based only on proven management practices supported by research.

Izabela Stachurska

Izabela Stachurska

Expert at ICAN Institute

International expert, coach, consultant and trainer of leadership in business, higher education and culture, inspirational speaker, academic lecturer. Creates proprietary leadership programs for management. He has 27 years of managerial experience in the areas of strategy development, marketing, PR and knowledge management. Conducts Leadership Circle Profile ™ leadership effectiveness diagnostics for leaders from different countries and cultures. Her passion is to support leaders in the fight against self-limiting barriers and release their authenticity, potential and courage in implementing their vision. As an expert, trainer and coach, she successfully supported clients, among others. such companies as: PwC, Veolia, Roche, EY, ALSTOM, AstraZeneca, Polpharma Biologics, Santander, Saint-Gobain, AVON, Air Products and Warner Music International.

Anna Władyczuk

Anna Władyczuk

Consultant at SAM Executive Search Poland

She is a Senior Consultant at SAM Executive Search Poland, a Danish HR consulting company with a global reach. He conducts projects in the field of recruitment, development, onboarding, outplacement, career planning and business consulting at the level of senior and top management positions. She successfully implemented both local projects and projects on the world's largest markets, for clients from almost all sectors: industry, FMCG, automotive, energy, construction, finance, healthcare, beauty, media. She has over 15 years of experience in business, and for 5 years she was associated with the military. In terms of leadership, he cooperates with officers of the Land Forces, Special Forces and the Navy.

Conference programme

10:25 - 10:30 am
Welcoming the participants and starting the conference
10:30 - 11:00 am
Witold Jankowski
Witold Jankowski
From Agile Strategy to Agile Leadership
  • Three key strategic management tasks (what to change, what to change and how to cause a change) in a new version
  • What does changing the model of strategy formulation and strategic management mean for leaders?
  • Leadership in the face of uncertainty and decision-making powers in the company
  • Which decisions should be centralized and which ones should be decentralized?
  • A new mix of soft and hard skills
  • Agile leadership in a hybrid work environment
11:00 - 11:15 am
Q&A session
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Justin Maciejewski
Justin Maciejewski
Changes in leadership and making changes: the perspective of the British soldier
  • Why does the transformation of business in the new normal 2.0+ require new leadership models?
  • What inspiration and solutions can leaders draw from the best armies and military commanders?
  • Mission command leadership model - what is it and how to implement it in business?
  • Application of the mission command during the mission in Basra as a business case study
  • Military models of attitudes and behaviors of leaders - what do they consist of and how to easily adapt them?
  • The contemporary battlefield and the current business environment - what can leaders learn about operating under conditions of high uncertainty and incomplete information?
  • How can leaders reconcile operational consistency with agility and adaptability at the same time?
  • How to develop tactical agility that allows you to seize opportunities faster than others?
  • What qualities of a leader are needed to be effective in the new world?
  • How to overcome the conflict between command and control? Why is it worth doing this if you want to be a better leader?
12:15 - 1:00 pm
Izabela Stachurska
Izabela Stachurska
Sustainable leadership - a new look at the key competences of leaders
  • Who and what do we need a hierarchy for?
  • The necessity to transform one's own (the leader) before the transformation of the organization
  • How do leaders unknowingly block their own progress?
  • The ability to maintain a balance between highly developed skills in the area of achieving goals and building empowering relationships
  • The impact of expansive and dependent behaviors on the leadership culture of an organization
1:00 - 1:15 pm
Q&A session
1:15 - 1:30 pm
1:30 - 1:50 pm
Anna Władyczuk
Anna Władyczuk
Current business needs in the context of agile leadership
  • What are the general market trends for agile leadership?
  • Why do we need agile leaders? Overview of Executive Search recruitment projects
  • How to recruit agile leaders - concrete examples of recruitment from various industries
  • Good practices for business from the Polish Army and Special Services in the field of manager development
1:50 - 2:00 pm
Q&A session
2:00 - 2:30 pm
Q&A session with Justin Maciejewski and Dr. Witold Jankowski
2:30 pm
Summary and end of the conference