Masterclass: Leading through Intent

How do you create organisational momentum in times of high uncertainty? How do we lead for both alignment and autonomy as we navigate the friction of organisational change? How can we provide clear direction as well as a strong sense of empowerment and accountability across the organisation?

In this engaging masterclass, based on Stephen Bungay’s seminal book ‘The Art of Action’, we take a deep dive into three topics:

  • How to lead through intent. On the roots of organisational friction and the interplay of alignment and autonomy.
  • How to create a great brief on your strategic intent. On formulating a short and clear strategic brief that provides direction in the face of complexity and uncertainty.  
  • How to organise and run an efficient ‘back-briefing’ session that translates the strategic brief to all parts of the organisation.

The in-person masterclass in Copenhagen is combined with virtual pre- and post-engagement:

  1. Virtual start up session (45 min) (Ultimo September)
  2. Virtual onboarding in learning teams (Primo October)   
  3. In-person session in Copenhagen (October 27)  
  4. Virtual follow-up in learning teams (November)   
  5. Virtual wrap-up session (90 min) (Primo December)

This masterclass is for senior leaders and specialists who work with strategy execution and change management in complex organisations. A pre-requisite for joining is that you are working on at least one strategic change project where you want to apply approaches and tools from the masterclass.

The price is DKK 9.500 ex. VAT.

Your facilitators will be Stephen Bungay and Ask Agger.

  • Stephen Bungay is a British consultant, historian and author of several books on leadership and military history. He worked for 17 years at The Boston Consulting Group and has run numerous executive programs at Hult International Business School.
  • Ask Agger is CEO of the change agency Workz A/S and has worked as a consultant and executive advisor for more than 20 years. His specialities include strategy activation, change management, storytelling and game-based learning.