Testimonies from recent Master Class senior manager participants:

"This intensive one day really helps me navigate uncertainty with less stress"

Ian Anderson Managing Director Synthoma China

"I would highly recommend this Master Class for senior managers, as it gives genuinely new and very useful ideas for dealing with a VUCA context"

Karl Hudson, Regional Director North Asia, Suttons International

"This method is the best ever to get better employee satisfaction and engagement, better cooperation, quicker development with better results for less effort and stress."

Delia Giangregorio COO, GBMax Ltd (Max Mara China)

A Master Class in a small group (max 9) introducing a new and international award-winning approach to organizational leadership that has demonstrably helped leaders around the world to deal with Covid19 uncertainties and beyond.

Completed in advance:

  • Self- assessment for teams/organisation being led, looking at the principles need for dynamic and agile self-organization. Participants will be able to compare their own confidential score with cohort peers as well as a global normative data base.
  • Individual self-assessment that shows how agile/adaptive, responsive, effective, balanced and overall enabling the choices of leadership strategy are (available in Chinese and English). Highly customised report will give specific suggestions for further exploration in the master class. Participants will be able to compare their own confidential score with cohort peers as well as a global normative data base.

Participants will receive:

o A high impact interactive experiential workshop that will introduce a genuinely new approach (NOT "old wine, new bottle"!). This will cover:

  • WHY leadership paradigm needs to change based on modern western complexity science
  • WHAT principles need to be in place, so as to leverage hidden potential that commonly exists in teams and organisations
  • HOW to get faster and better results in uncertain times for less stress

Materials include:

  • Customized and confidential individual report on leadership capability
  • Customized and confidential report on team/organisation being led
  • Signed copy of book "Future Leadership" (Chinese copy) – discount for English version
  • Learning log to capture key action points to take away and try out
  • Aide memoire of key points

After Master Class:

  • One-on-one coaching session if needed
  • Access to articles and further reading
  • Discount for further CAL workshops


Participants can send their questions in advance using the registration form.


8:30 AM - 10 AM
Navigating the context
10 AM - 10:30 AM
Coffee and snacks (provided)
10:30 AM - 12 PM
Leveraging a new science
12 PM - 1 PM
Lunch (provided)
1 PM - 3:30 PM
Releasing organisational potential
3:30 PM - 4 PM
Coffee break and snacks (provided)
4 PM - 5:30 PM
Enhancing individual strategies
5:30 PM - 6 PM
Getting it done

Past Training Photos


  • Nick Obolensky (CEO of Complex Adaptive Leadership Ltd)

    Nick Obolensky

    CEO of Complex Adaptive Leadership Ltd

    Nick’s speciality is improving organisational-wide effectiveness and transformation, based on empowering new forms of leadership, strategy and change. His experience includes:

    Practitioner: UK Army Major (youngest at the time); Development Director/COS of a retail FTSE 100 company responsible for leading a large and successful organisation-wide transformation across 45,000 employees; CEO Tomorrow’s Company Ltd.; CEO of green energy technology start-ups;

    Consultant: Executive Strategy Consultant of Ernst & Young (also ran Research Associates practice);

    Academic: Professor of Leadership Nyenrode (MBA Professor of the Year more than once); visiting leadership professor: LBS, INSEAD, EHL, IMD; currently visiting professor at CEDEP, France.

    Author: “Complex Adaptive Leadership – Embracing Paradox and Uncertainty” (Gower best seller,2 editions, as well as Chinese edition), “Practical Business Re-engineering – Tools and Techniques for Achieving Effective Change” (Kogan Page, with Chinese edition amongst other languages), “Leading Complex Projects” (ICCPM). His latest book “More for Less – How to lead an agile, adaptive and self-organising organisation” was published in summer of 2018.




    作为学者:曾任荷兰奈耶诺德大学(Nyenrode)领导力教授(多次被评为MBA年度最佳教授)、伦敦商学院(London Business School)、欧洲工商管理学院(INSEAD)、瑞士洛桑酒店管理学院(EHL)和国际管理发展学院(IMD)的领导力客座教授,现任法国欧洲高管发展中心(CEDEP,位于法国枫丹白露)的客座教授;

    作为作者:个人专著有《Complex Adaptive Leadership - Embracing Paradox and Uncertainty》 (2014年第二版,2017年人民邮电出版社推出第二版的中文版《未来领导力 – 成为VUCA时代的复合型高适领导者》 ),以及《Practical Business Re-engineering – Tools and Techniques for Achieving Effective Change》(1993年), 2018年夏天出版《少即是多 –如何领导自组织化的敏捷适应性组织》。

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