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Date

12-13 August 2024

City

Dubai

Venue

TBA

52 days left

Overview

"Storytelling is the most powerful way to activate our brains. If you want to motivate, persuade, or be remembered, start with a story." 

 

Leadership Safaris are experiential storytelling keynotes or workshops themed around African animal fables. Each fable focuses on delivering a powerful business message and is laced with segways into anecdotes, case studies, examples and practical applications.

 

Join us in Dubai on August 12th and 13th, 2024, for the Leadership Safari Masterclass, a transformative experience that blends captivating African animal fables with practical leadership wisdom. Led by the renowned John Carroll, this unique event offers insights into leading with empathy, strength, and vision. Explore real-life case studies, engage in interactive sessions, and leave with the tools to enhance your leadership abilities in today's dynamic business environment. Whether you're a seasoned leader or aspiring to one, this masterclass is designed to elevate your leadership skills to new heights.

 

GET JOHN'S BOOK BY ATTENDING!

Each attendee will receive a signed copy of John Carroll's latest book, “How the Lion Learned to Lead”!

 

What you will learn:

  • What has changed and what is expected of a leader in today's business environment
  • The philosophy and principles underpinning good leadership
  • Improved self-awareness and self confidence as a leader
  • How to develop and maintain a high-functioning team
  • How to create and maintain a positive corporate culture and engaged employees
  • How to create and maintain a culture that positively embraces ongoing change and learning

 

Past Attendees Who Have Benefited From This Event: 

  • Chairman
  • Group President
  • Managing Director
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Group Vice President
  • Head, Group Sustainability Division
  • Head, Industrial & Employee Relations
  • General Manager
  • … and many more 

 

Rave Reviews

 

““He's been awesome in the ways he communicated the context and content to maximize success of the learning journey throughout the session”- Dr. Abdulla K. Alhammadi, Chief Officer MBR Solar Park, Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA

 

“Thank you for the engaging sessions. The main strength of this event is the high performing team topic and strength based leadership.”- Pg Nor Ashikin bin Pg Hj Kassim - Head of Financial Accounting and Tax, Brunei Shell Petroleum 

 

”Brilliant speaker! John shared a lot of informative tips, relevant case studies and examples in corporate world. Excellent presentation approach with interactive sessions among the participants.”- Ema Fadilah Ahmad, Assistant Vice President Corporate Affairs, Public Services Retirement Fund (Malaysia) 

 

”Great speaker. Very engaging with his own way of presentation and story telling. The main strengths of this event are the speaker and his content.”- Zulyada’in Bin Haji Ibrahim Fisal - Head of Strategy and Performance, Unified National Networks

COURSE FACILITATOR

John Carroll

CEO, John Carroll's Business Safaris

Achievements

John Carroll is an esteemed leadership expert and master storyteller, celebrated for his engaging approach that blends captivating African animal fables with essential business lessons. With over 30 years of experience in brand marketing, advertising, and business leadership, John brings a wealth of knowledge to his interactive workshops and presentations. Holding degrees in Business and Psychology, his career includes leading his own successful advertising agency and serving as CEO of a major non-profit organization. His extensive background, combined with a unique life journey that includes military service in Zimbabwe, enables John to offer powerful insights and practical skills in leadership, making him a pivotal figure in transforming business practices.

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GET JOHN'S BOOK BY ATTENDING

Each attendee will receive a signed copy of John Carroll's latest book, “How the Lion Learned to Lead”!

 

     

 

Agenda

Leadership Safari Masterclass

TERRITORY ONE: MANE CAMP 

Fable: How the LION Found Its Strength 

 

The Philosophy of Strong Leadership 

In this introductory module, John will tell an African animal fable about a young lion who learns that leadership is as much about leading yourself as it is about leading others, and how he unwittingly teaches his father, the king, that being a good leader is not about dominance and power. Then, in the masterclass, you will explore:

 

  • What has changed and the key issues and challenges facing leaders today 
  • The philosophy underpinning good leadership 
  • The real difference between leadership and management and why both are important 
  • “The Five Principles of Self-Led Leadership”

 

Practical Applications: 

Group discussions: Assessing a series of common situations to identify the real leadership challenge in each, plus when to lead and when to manage

 

TERRITORY TWO: SELF-AWARENESS WATERHOLE

Fable: How the RHINOCEROS Got Its Skin 

 

Leading Yourself So You Can Lead Others

In this module, John will relate the fable of a domineering, self-centered rhinoceros who uses his strength and power to strike fear into the local villagers and get what he wants, until he is taught a lasting lesson by the village witch doctor. Then, in the masterclass, you will explore:

 

  • The power of good leadership in this changed business world 
  • Better self-awareness as a leader and how to use that to inspire and guide others 
  • How to apply the “Five Principles of Self-Led Leadership” to lead others with confidence 
  • The power of strengths-based leadership 
  • How to use the “The Leadership Eco-System” to develop your team and the organisation

 

Practical Application: 

  • Individual exercises to develop a strong sense of self-awareness, purpose, vision, and values, and how to put those to use in a team environment 
  • Identifying your personal natural strengths and how to use them as a leader.

 

TERRITORY THREE: TEAMWORK TERRITORY

Fable: How the MEERKATS Formed a Family

 

Leading to Create a High-Functioning Team

In this module, John will tell the fable of a young meerkat who helps turn a dysfunctional mob of meerkats into a cohesive, supportive unit to scare off a hungry python, and how that transforms meerkats into a thriving, teamwork-based species. Then, in the masterclass, you will explore:

 

  • What people want in the modern workplace and how to deliver it through good leadership 
  • How to use the “Five Habits of High-Functioning Teams” 
  • How to coach, guide and mentor people to draw the best out of them individually and as a team 
  • How to implement a strengths-based leadership approach to create effective, balanced teams

 

Practical Application: 

The Leadership Challenge: A teams game where participants must use the principles learned so far to operate as a high-functioning team and complete the challenge.

 

TERRITORY FOUR: CULTURE CANYON

Fable: How the ELEPHANT Got Its Trunk

 

Leading for a Positive Culture and Engaged Employees

In this module, John will relate a fable about an elephant whose insatiable curiosity leads her into danger, and how, with the help of a wise old baboon, she uses the lessons she learns to get her family more productively engaged and to improve the culture of the elephant herd. Then, in the masterclass, you will explore:

 

  • What corporate culture is, what it isn’t and how it links with employee engagement 
  • The basic neuroscience that underpins our attitudes and behaviours 
  • How to implement the “Five Principles of Positive Culture” 
  • How to implement the “Five Principles of Engaging Leadership” 
  • How a positive culture and engaged employees leads to a better business

 

Practical Application: 

Groups Case Study: How a changed leadership philosophy and a focus on changing the culture turned around a large, complex organisation.

 

TERRITORY FIVE: CHANGE RIVER RAVINE

Fable: How the LEOPARD Got Its Spots

 

Leading for Positive Ongoing Change

In this module, John will tell the fable of a vain leopard who has to learn to change to survive in a different environment. Then, in the masterclass, you will explore:

 

  • How business is about survival of the adaptable 
  • Why change should be part of your culture and how to make it so 
  • “The Five Adaptation Habits for Leading Ongoing Change” 
  • How to create an environment of employee-led change 
  • How to use change positively to stimulate learning and growth

 

Practical Application: 

Case Study and Role Play Scenario Planning: How a large company “changed its spots” when new systems impacted the organisation, and a scenario planning exercise to determine how to imbed a culture of change in the company.

 

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TESTIMONIALS

Check out the testimonials from our events

Dr. Abdulla K. Alhammadi

CEO
MBR Solar Park, Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA)

Leadership Safari Masterclass

“The facilitator's been awesome in the ways he communicated the context and content to maximize success of the learning journey throughout the session.”

Tee Billie

Manager of Central FI Business
Affin Hwang Asset Management Berhad

Leadership Safari Masterclass

”A great facilitator who is very committed towards his teaching. His knowledge in the corporate world and life definitely makes him a good Guru.”

Fitriyah Rahim

Senior Executive Officer
Syarikat Takaful Brunei Darussalam

Leadership Safari Masterclass

“The facilitator was really informative, he uses good real life examples that we can easily relate and apply. Not just theories but he structured the course in a way that we are able to develop actual action plans.”

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