Please note that this is a free virtual event. To register for the course, please click the link:

“Leaders become great not because of their power but, because of their ability to empower others” – John Maxwell

Monday, 6 September 2021 at 19h00 on ZOOM

The essence of leadership: An experience

Presenter: Dr Ian Knott-Craig

Nothing that man has experienced could have prepared him for the earth shattering impact that the Covid- 19 pandemic has had on humanity. Leadership and management have even been thrown into disarray.

We need to rethink leadership.

In the words of Alfred Einstein, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results.”

We have been forced into a ‘pause position in order to step back, ‘reflect’ on life, and to make the necessary changes in our lives.

Out of this chaos of understanding, a number of truths are beginning to emerge, still inchoate (vague and partially formed) and hard to believe. These simple truths, yet difficult to implement and practice, revolve around cooperation, collaboration, and service.

Robert K Greenleaf (1970) pioneered the leadership concept of servant leadership. He stated that, “In order to lead, one needs to serve, to serve first.” This is quite a paradox.

True leadership, or management, is not just a set of skills and learned behaviours. What YOU do as a leader will depend on WHO YOU ARE.

The essence of leadership will be illuminated through the acronym, SALT. It will guide you to a leadership experience that could empower you to be the kind of person you want to be while being the kind of leader you would like to be.

Key take-aways:

● Being challenged to rethink leadership,
● Willingness to listen, reflect, and learn;
● Engage in the conversation about servant leadership;
● Provide guidance into an alternative practice of leadership;
● Be refreshed and stimulated;
● Be challenged to build an organisation upon servant leadership.
● Be empowered, and empower your followers/employees.

About the speaker:

Dr Ian Knott-Craig is no stranger to Kingswood College, having taught at Kingswood for a number of years. He grew up in Graaff-Reinet and attended Union High School, matriculating in 1975. He went on to complete his BA (1979), BA Hons (1980), HDE(1981), MA (2009) and PhD in Education (2017).

He was a teacher for more than 40 years during which time he lectured nationally and internationally on servant leadership.

He has coordinated numerous development courses/summits including:

  • Veld & Vlei
  • Leadership Development Workshops
  • By the Youth for the Youth Summits
  • RYLA Leadership Summits

Monday, 6 September 2021 – To register for this VIRTUAL event please click through on the link: