Leading in a VUCA World

About the programme

This leadership development qualification aims to equip leaders with the skills they need to lead in a VUCA world.

Previously …

People began successful careers by developing expertise in a technical, functional, or professional domain. Doing your job well meant having the right answers. If you could prove yourself that way, you’d rise up the ladder and eventually move into people management—at which point you had to ensure that your subordinates had those same answers.

As a manager, you knew what needed to be done, you taught others how to do it, and you evaluated their performance. Command and control was the name of the game, and your goal was to direct and develop employees who understood how the business worked and were able to reproduce its previous successes.


Today …

Rapid, constant, and disruptive change is the norm, and what succeeded in the past is no longer a guide to what will succeed in the future. Twenty-first-century managers simply don’t (and can’t!) have all the right answers. 

To cope with this new reality, companies are moving away from traditional command-and-control practices and toward something very different: a model in which managers give support and guidance rather than instructions, and employees learn how to adapt to constantly changing environments in ways that unleash fresh energy, innovation, and commitment.

The role of the manager, in short, is becoming that of a coach. More and more companies are investing in training their leaders as coaches. Coaching has become integral to the fabric of a learning culture – a skill that all managers need to develop and deploy. An effective manager-as-coach asks questions instead of providing answers, supports employees instead of judging them and facilitates their development instead of dictating what has to be done. A manager-as-coach is able to ask questions that spark insights in the other person. It is about unlocking your people’s potential to maximise their own performance. 

B-BBEE Benefits

Skills Development
  • Skills Spend (6% target)
  • Unemployed/Employed Internship Headcount
  • Salary Costs for employed delegates contribute to skills spend targets while they are on the programme
  • Absorption
  • Documentation is prepared for verification



Socio-Economic Development
  • SED Funds are used to recruit and sponsor unemployed youth on our programmes
  • Delegate details and progress reports are provided
  • Documentation is prepared for verification



Enterprise or Supplier Development
  • The LLC Academy is a valid ED/SD beneficiary
  • Funds received are used to achieve scale and grow our nation-wide footprint
  • Documentation is prepared for verification



Procurement Benefits
  • Spend with The LLC Academy is recognised at 135% and counts 4 times on your procurement scorecard
  • The LLC Academy is a 51% Black Owned EME as well as an Empowering Supplier and Designated Group