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Authentic Leadership

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Programme snapshot

  • Date: Pre-module: September 26th – October 25th, 2024 | Main class: November 4th – November 7th, 2024
  • Fee: NGN2,655,000
  • Location: LBS Campus and Live online
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The volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous business environment presents unique challenges for organisations that want to ensure longevity. Today, the preeminent factor in ensuring long-term business survival is leadership: decisive, accountable and strategic leadership; people with the ability to create and sustain engaging business climates for harnessing the thoughts and ideas of others, to navigate the demanding and erratic business environments in the short and long term.

The Authentic Leadership Programme is a proven and practical approach for developing skills to improve climate and sustainability drive through performance. As people go higher in organisations and take on more responsibilities, their dependence on others to achieve increases exponentially. They come under more pressure in their work relationships as they need to make more complex decisions. They may have the technical and analytical skills required, but it is the skills for harnessing the thoughts and ideas of people and building effective relationships that challenge them. This is where leadership comes in.

This programme is not about describing what it takes to be a great leader but about crucial, practical, unique steps each participant should take to get there. Each participant is given their own specific steps to actualise their unique leadership style in a 24-week support programme that presents unique leadership pathways to the different individuals on the programme according to their needs. It provides participants with the mindset and skill set to continue to strengthen their leadership backbone to ensure that it is kept firm, to avoid drooping as they grow in their career.

Learning Objectives and Benefits

At the end of this programme, you will be able to:

  • Learn leadership behaviours that eventually become effective habits as well as skills that set you apart from people who can only describe such behaviour and skills
  • Become someone who is able to influence others, inspire them to release discretionary effort, and support them to become the best they can be while performing at their utmost
  • Understand your own behaviour better as well as your underlying predisposition and how to moderate their your behaviours in order to be effective with other people – managers, peers, subordinates, customers and clients as well as other internal and external stakeholders
  • Be aware of how your behaviours contribute to shaping yout work climate and how this affects your own, as well as other people’s effectiveness and how to drive up the quality of engagement in their team

Who should attend

This programme will benefit:

Middle level managers, Senior managers and Executive leaders in public, private and non-governmental organisations.

Structure and Curriculum

  • 360 degree leadership
  • Leadership and the organisation
  • Understanding self and others

Admission process

1. Click on the Apply Now tab
2. Select the number of participants to enroll on the programme
3. Fill in your details to complete your application
4. Request for an invoice or make an instant payment via our secured payment gateway
5. Upon confirmation of payment, a programme manager will get in touch with you at least three days before the programme commences.


Dr Akin Oparison

Dr Oparison is a senior fellow at Lagos Business School with over 25 years’ management and leadership experience in blue-chip multinational companies.

He was a management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he worked on a wide range of assignments including Organizational development and change management interventions, executive resourcing, performance and talent management in private-sector organisations ranging from FMCG companies, financial service organisations, banks, pharmaceutical companies, as well as public-sector client organisations.

For over seven years, Oparison was HR Vice President for Shell’s Downstream Business in Africa, a member of the Executive Management Team for Shell Oil Products Africa, and the Shell Downstream Global HR Leadership team based in Johannesburg, South Africa.


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