Leadership 3.0: Separating the Winners and Losers in the Age of Disruption

Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
October 3, 2018

If Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos were to target your industry for disruption, would your leadership team have the necessary skills to compete for your company to survive? To thrive?

If your answer is “No”, it is not your fault. The “leadership operating systems” running our companies are based on outdated assumptions that have not been upgraded in any comprehensive way to match the potential of the sophisticated new tools, technologies and business models coming on line today. These technical and economic innovations have the power to change literally everything in our relationships with customers, competitors, collaborators, suppliers and everyone else in our business ecosystems – all at high speed in the most complex environment imaginable: real-time intimacy, ultra-personalization, extreme flexibility, and total transparency.

Our companies are not designed for this. Frankly, our leaders are not designed for this. Yet, we depend on our leaders to guide us where we need to go. The question then becomes: how do leaders know what to do in this strange new world?

The answers currently provided in leadership development programs do not provide any source of competitive advantage today: if Jeff Bezos targeted your industry, will delegating more save you? Being better team players? Being mindful? Being a crack negotiator? These useful tools are necessary but very insufficient unless they are used in the service of the right leadership operating system – we call that Leadership 3.0

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Charles River Centre Sdn Bhd
No. 5, Jalan Universiti
Bandar Sunway, 47500 Selangor Darul Ehsan

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This program focuses on helping you understand the integrated leadership model that is required for success in the Digital Age. By the end of this program, you will:

  • Understand the need for a fundamental upgrade in leadership in the Digital Age
  • Dive deep into each of the five new Leadership 3.0 skills
  • Explore short case studies and eclectic examples that make the skills come to life
  • Gain proven tools and frameworks to begin to shift one’s own behavior in the right direction
  • Rethink your leadership role in helping others to shift into higher gear
  • Rethink your own leadership culture: how prepared it is

This program is designed as a highly engaging, awareness and skill building workshop around Leadership 3.0: an opportunity for participants to experiment with a radical new approach to bringing their teams, divisions, or enterprises forward into the world in exciting and effective new ways. Core principles driving the selection of learning experiences are variety, action, energy and practical application.

This program will benefit:

  • Executives looking for substantial improvement in their ability to compete in the Digital Age
  • Executives who want to enable their organizations to compete in the Digital Age
  • Executives willing to examine their own assumptions about leadership
  • Executives who are transitioning into role in which they need to lead in the Digital Age




Introduction, Course Objectives and Overview


Leadership 3.0 Master Skills

  • Examples and case studies
  • Tools and frameworks


Coffee Break


Leadership 3.0 Master Skills (Cont.)

  • Examples and case studies
  • Tools and frameworks




The Six Deadly Blindfolds:
Identify Your Barriers to Change


The Change Agility Matrix:
Identifying Your Agility Quadrant


Coffee Break


The Reinvention Formula:
Overcoming the Cost of Change


Feedback, Wrap-up


Kate Sweetman
Founder, SweetmanCragun Group

Kate is a Founding Principal of SweetmanCragun Group, a global leadership development firm. She has over 25 years of experience around the world in the fields of leadership, innovation, and high performance, always operating at the intersection of excellent ideas and superior practice. She has twice been designated a Thinkers50 honoree and is a former editor at Harvard Business Review. She is also deeply experienced in creating and delivering compelling keynotes, workshops and enterprise-wide programs that clarify leadership behaviors at the top of the organization and translate them into a culture of leadership throughout. Most recently, she has upgraded her decades of experience to align with the digital age through two years of intensive research on the next generation of leadership – code named Leadership 3.0, which specifies attributes that will separate the winners and the losers in the digital age.

Throughout her career, Kate has worked with clients in Europe, Asia, Mexico, Middle East, and North America. She has consulted in many industries, including hi-tech, pharmaceuticals, biotech, oil & gas, publishing, financial services, telecommunications and real estate. Select global clients include: HP Enterprise, Goldman Sachs, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), ICICI Securities, Verizon, Citigroup, Novartis, Johnson & Johnson, Shire, ABK Bank of Kuwait/Egypt, British Petroleum, Telekom Malaysia, Citibank Malaysia, and Astro. She and her team won the ASTD Award for the Leadership Development Program Demonstrating Highest Practical Impact for their work at Verizon.

Kate lived and worked in Malaysia from 2011 to 2014, where she served as director of Research and Curriculum at a commercial leadership development firm sponsored by Bank Negara Malaysia. In addition to her work designing, developing and delivering leadership training in Malaysia and the region, her research team created the Asian Leadership Index, the most comprehensive and robust study of pan-Asian leadership and followership conducted to this day.

In addition to her corporate work, for ten years, Kate has been a mentor to students from the developing world at MIT's Legatum Center for Entrepreneurship.

Kate recently co-authored "Reinvention: Accelerating Results in the Age of Disruption," which received the 2016 International Best Book Award and was listed by Enterprise Ireland magazine as one of "the best business books ever." Her forthcoming book will tackle the leadership upgrade needed and NextGen leadership that will separate the winners and losers in the Age of Disruption. She co-authored with Ulrich and Smallwood "Leadership Code: Five Rules to Lead By," now in 15 languages (over 60,000 copies sold).

Kate obtained her MBA from the Harvard Business School and her BA from Yale University. She has taught at Harvard Business School and at MIT. Her current passion is to devote her career to making all the best ideas actionable.

All cancellation must be submitted in writing to CRC prior to commencement of program to receive full refund and subject to the following:

  • 30 days prior to commencement – full refund
  • Less than 21 days prior to commencement – 50% refund
  • Less than 14 days prior to commencement – no refund, substitution is allowed provided CRC is notified in writing


It encouraged discourse on ideas, question about our preparedness for the future!

Learned a lot about leadership. Particularly about master skills and deadly blindfolds and how to deal with them. Practical solutions.

Learn new things about leadership especially the 6 blindfold that I can totally relate and apply my organisation.

The expertise of the facilitator and her ability to consolidate real-life experience with theory/advice.

Value for money workshops.