AGILITYSHIP : 12 LEADERSHIP PRACTICES FOR RESILIENT FUTURES

 
 
 

OUR PURPOSE

 
 

OUR ASPIRATION

TO BE THE BEST IN THE WORLD AT AGILITYSHIP

OUR METHODOLOGY

 
 
 
Leadership Agility represents the combined individual, team, organisational and community capability and capacity required to remain adaptable and constantly improve effectiveness, by consciously accessing and deliberately applying a diverse range of knowledge and expertise throughout the constant change affecting our lives.

Because we’ve expressed ‘leadership’ as special human-to-human (humane-natural world) connection and bonding, and have the research evidence to back it up, we believe anyone, regardless of their background or position, can grow themselves and others in this way.

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TESTIMONIALS

  • Scott Murray
    I have known Dr Paul Aitken for over five years and recognise him as an expert in the field of leadership coaching. Dr Aitken has advised me on a wide range of leadership issues and has inspired me to improve my own leadership agility as CEO and Founder of an SME operating in the technology sector. Having recently sold my business for SGD$88 million, I can testify to Paul's ability to add value on significant transactions in the M&A arena. Paul was fundamental in helping me as a founder and entrepreneur come to terms with selling a long term, successful company for which I had firm plans for another ten years of growth. Balancing the emotional and people drivers behind rational business decisions is Paul's key strength. Within the business, Paul has guided and provided insights on a wide range of change management issues relating to remote leadership of distributed teams. These covered inspiring the executive leadership, motivating a high performance management team, upholding fundamental cultural principles and dealing with difficult human resource topics at a senior level when required. I also had the opportunity to witness Paul in action himself when I asked for his assistance in the final interview for our Head of European Operations role given its strategic importance. After an extensive selection process, any doubts I had about the candidate were totally removed through such an intense, high pressure interview that left no stone unturned, and yet was conducted in an entirely professional manner that was consistent with our company's values and reputation. Once again, I would highly recommend Dr Paul Aitken as a leadership advisor and mentor at the highest levels. Please feel free to contact me on my details listed if I can add my personal comments to this letter. (Note: Send your request to receive a copy of this Letter of Reference via CONTACT.)
    Scott Murray
    Technology Entrepreneur
 
 
Isdar Andre Marwan, HR Director
Permata Bank
  • Yeo Lay Peng Rosaline, Nurse Manager
    Dr Paul Aitken is a source of inspiration when it comes to advanced leadership. I have the privilege to learn from him and his programme is intellectually stimulating. Not only it allowed me to gain valuable insights, the practices are relevant and applicable to my current work area. Totally enjoyed his sharings and highly recommend to learn from him as his lectures are relatable and sense-making.
    Yeo Lay Peng Rosaline, Nurse Manager
    Tan Tock Seng Hospital
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  • Skip Novak, Managing Director
    I highly recommend this training to anyone wishing to improve what should be considered a basic life skill in our ever-changing world. Applicable to even the smallest of companies and certainly at an individual level.”Applicable to even the smallest of companies and certainly at an individual level.
    Skip Novak, Managing Director
    Pelagic Expediations Ltd
  • Scott Murray
    I have known Dr Paul Aitken for over five years and recognise him as an expert in the field of leadership coaching. Dr Aitken has advised me on a wide range of leadership issues and has inspired me to improve my own leadership agility as CEO and Founder of an SME operating in the technology sector. Having recently sold my business for SGD$88 million, I can testify to Paul's ability to add value on significant transactions in the M&A arena. Paul was fundamental in helping me as a founder and entrepreneur come to terms with selling a long term, successful company for which I had firm plans for another ten years of growth. Balancing the emotional and people drivers behind rational business decisions is Paul's key strength. Within the business, Paul has guided and provided insights on a wide range of change management issues relating to remote leadership of distributed teams. These covered inspiring the executive leadership, motivating a high performance management team, upholding fundamental cultural principles and dealing with difficult human resource topics at a senior level when required. I also had the opportunity to witness Paul in action himself when I asked for his assistance in the final interview for our Head of European Operations role given its strategic importance. After an extensive selection process, any doubts I had about the candidate were totally removed through such an intense, high pressure interview that left no stone unturned, and yet was conducted in an entirely professional manner that was consistent with our company's values and reputation. Once again, I would highly recommend Dr Paul Aitken as a leadership advisor and mentor at the highest levels. Please feel free to contact me on my details listed if I can add my personal comments to this letter. (Note: Send your request to receive a copy of this Letter of Reference via CONTACT.)
    Scott Murray
    Technology Entrepreneur
  • Scott Lichtenstein
    Paul is an outstanding professional that has the rare combination of rigour and relevance. His consulting is informed by his vast experience, differnt skill sets and academic work. The MLA work is innovative in a crowded market and I hope to bring his work in as a service provider to the organisation I am with.
    Scott Lichtenstein
    Birmingham City University
  • Rakesh Sondhi
    Paul is an exceptional thinker in the area of change management and leadership development. He is constantly pushing the boundaries of knowledge and providing unique insights into the area of business leadership. His approach is very impressive and combines academic rigour with business practicality. Paul's approach led me to offer him a role as faculty on our new progressive MSc in Leadership programme. I strongly recommend Paul for senior level projects combining change and leadership.
    Rakesh Sondhi
    Shaping the Start-up Champion
  • Rachael Cowan, Finance and Operation Consultant
    I have implemented the leadership agility framework into two multi-million dollar not-for-profit organisations. If you are part of an organisation that is looking for a solution to improve employee engagement improve decision making, and seeking to direct your organisation to be a market leader, Dr Aitkens Leadership Agility framework is the first step you should consider implementing to make lasting and positive change.
    Rachael Cowan, Finance and Operation Consultant
    Gateway Baptist Church
  • Nathaniel Dortie, Legislative Aide at Office of the Senate
    Dr Paul Aitken was my lecturer at the Business school of the National University of Ireland. He instilled in me, leadership values and helped to develop my leadership capabilities. I am proud to have passed through his tutelage.
    Nathaniel Dortie, Legislative Aide at Office of the Senate
    National Assembly Nigeria
  • Natalie Williams, Managing Director
    Mastering Leadership Agility presented by Paul Aitken was part of the Bond University Master of Business Administration program of which I undertook in 2015/2016. The insightful and personal impact that Paul’s Career Bird analogy had, and how to embed the principles into everyday management is pivotal in how I view my team and stakeholder groups. It has made for eective collaboration of smaller working groups and by being mindful of participant characteristics, it bodes well for outcome based activity within our organisation.
    Natalie Williams, Managing Director
    Australia Sustainable Food Company Pty Ltd
  • Mohamed Maher, Senior Executive
    I would classify this program as a life-changing course. It did fit perfectly with my belief that leadership is not personality based, but rather personal connectivity based. The way Dr Paul conducted it was sensational and very engaging. Sense Mke-Give practice, in particular, has a permanent positive impact on me and on some people around me, it has helped me to change someone's life for the better. The art of deep communication with others to explore shared understanding, and work on what is to be done next was another remarkable benefit that helped me a lot at my workplace. In addition, Total Leadership practice has reshaped how I think and has created that strong belief in me to live out my purpose and vision not only in personal life but also at the workplace. On the personal as well as professional level, this course has been a great guide and came on the perfect time to help setting my next career goal and assist me to prepare my two sons to be agile leaders.
    Mohamed Maher, Senior Executive
    National University Hospital
  • Mette Lendal
    I have had the pleasure and privilege of working with Paul at several occasion´s the past 3 years. Paul is a true leader with a long term perspective. Paul has an exceptionally well-developed skill leading people through asking the appropriate questions in the right context which results in great and sustainable performance/changes. His insight, top professional acumen, and authentic pleasant personality constitute a basis for leadership agility inside organizations, which is needed.
    Mette Lendal
    Leader and Entreprenuer
  • Mark Alexander, IRD Secretariat
    I met Dr Paul Aitken in Nov 2014 when I signed up for his Advanced Leadership module as part of the University of Birmingham's MBA programme (in Singapore). His view of leadership completely changed how I perceived the topic, not only because his concepts are easy to understand and relate to, but because he didn't 'teach' but rather guide, motivate, and brought the students to their own point of realisation. I was fortunate to have Dr Aitken as my supervisor later on as I tackled my dissertation, and he guided me every step of the way. What I am truly impressed by is his ability to see through the smoke, and bring a student to the light. I strongly recommend anyone who is struggling with the concept of leadership - either as a student or a working professional - to get in touch with Dr Aitken.
    Mark Alexander, IRD Secretariat
    Singapore Institute of Technology
  • Louise Ireson
    I was lucky enough to be in one of Paul Aitken's classes in NUI Maynooth while studying for my Masters in Strategy and Innovation. Paul taught the Leadership module on this course. I found Paul very helpful and extremely knowledgeable on the subject. We used both practical and theoretical approaches to Leadership and I feel that I gained a full understanding of what is needed to become a future leader.
    Louise Ireson
    Business Intelligence Consultant
  • Kieu My (Kimiko) Doan
    I had an honor to both attend Dr. Aitken's Leadership- Change and Development course for the MBA in University of Gloucestershire and get to know him personally during his time in Vietnam. I appreciate his knowledgeable sharing and the mindset change he brought to our class through such a short time. I also enjoyed his witty companionship and especially his supportive nature.
    Kieu My (Kimiko) Doan
    Blockchain Evangelist with Technical, Entreprenuer and Marketing Idealist x Integrity
  • Juan Maria Hernadaz, Project Manager
    Working with Paul was a highly valuable experience for me. First thing I noticed when I saw Paul, his approach was a step forward from standard lectures. His open-minded attitude and motivating personality creates a comfortable workplace that drives you to do your best. His perception about international people is not distorted at all as a result of prejudices, or any kind of wrong assumptions. Paul just focuses where the value is, you. From that point, he is completely focused on getting the most out of you, helping you out to become the best leader you can become. Thanks Paul for making me a bit better.
    Juan Maria Hernadaz, Project Manager
    Digital Transformation/Agile/Star ups
  • Jen Tay, Head of Digital Sales Development
    In my Advanced Leadership module taught by Dr. Paul Aitken, his teachings have helped me gained a deep understanding and knowledge of what it takes for one to think, act and speak like a leader whom peers and subordinates respect and aspire to work with. His constant encouragement is a powerful motivator that inspired me to be a better leader and to motivate others to do likewise. His Twelve leadership skills proved to be practical and easy to apply in my organization. It is indeed a privilege and blessings to be able to learn from a profound philosopher like him.
    Jen Tay, Head of Digital Sales Development
    Singapore Press Holdings Limited
  • Evelyn Tan
    Dr Paul's 12 practices has given me a structured framework to see how I can practise leadership skills in my daily life even at home with my children. It helped me identified my default leadership practice and style and recognise their limitations and other possible practices and styles I could employ given different situations. Learning from Dr Paul has been such a wonderful experience in that he is ever so encouraging. Finding out what my personal values have also helped me understand myself better to better negotiate my way around in situations. It's been such a pleasure to have him on the journey with me in this quest of self-discovery.
    Evelyn Tan
    Celebrity Artiste
  • Elaine Tan, Deputy Director of Strategic Planning and Marketing
    I have benefited a lot from Dr Paul's leadership coaching. The 12 Leadership Agility Practices are highly applicable in any organization. They advance communication and help organizations to be more effective in their transformation process. I personally like Practice 3 'Sense Make-Give' which highlights the importance of first answering the question of WHY are we changing and Practice 4 'Mindful of Impact' which remind me of the importance of system thinking which is increasingly important in our well-connected world today.
    Elaine Tan, Deputy Director of Strategic Planning and Marketing
    NUS School of Continuing and a Lifelong Education
  • Darren Lim
    In this present times, we all know change is inevitable but it is also how we adapt to these changes that will determine our success and failure. Through Dr Paul's 12 leadership practices, I got to know myself better and was able to identify my default leadership style and also those of others working with me. In Sun Tzu's "Art of War", " 知己知彼百战百胜" these 12 practices gives me the tools to manoeuvre my course to achieve a win-win situation. In my leadership position may it be at work or at home, it has definitely helped me in many ways and given me new perspectives.    
    Darren Lim
    Skipper & Owner Yacht- Gracefully
  • Cathy May, General Manager
    The Leadership Agility practices have enabled me to take the first steps towards instilling a culture of leadership at all levels of our organisation by providing a clear and simple framework with which to identify the appropriate behaviors and desired outcomes from the application of each of the practices. Further, the program clearly outlines the consequences of a deficiency in each practice.” It’s the perfect system to enable people to develop their strengths as a leader and also to identify and improve upon their weaknesses as a leader, no matter their role or level of authority.
    Cathy May, General Manager
    Dental Partners
  • Brian Minnock, Portfolio Manager
    I thoroughly enjoyed the MSc leadership module that Paul led at NUI Maynooth, Ireland. I was a student in this invigorating module. The course was executed perfectly thanks to Paul's vast knowledge of the subject area. I enjoyed this course immensely and rate it as one of the most enjoyable and useful modules that I have undertaken in my academic journey to date. Like all great teachers Paul made the course relevant to every pupil on an individual and team level. Paul has also become my mentor for my MSc dissertation. He has always been easy to contact; his quick response time and experience has really added international favour to my work. I found his feedback thorough and constructive. Moreover, his international experience has given me insights far beyond the walls of NUI Maynooth. I would recommend Paul to any University or Business as his personality, dedication and incredible body of knowledge would act as a huge asset for any organisation implementing new leadership approaches. In my opinion, his book "Developing Change Leaders: The principles and practices of change leadership development" is a must-read for any professional who wants to constantly improve their leadership qualities.
    Brian Minnock, Portfolio Manager
    Pepper Assest Management
  • Agnes Ang, General Manager
    MLA is a leadership and organisational development framework based on a review of over 50 years of change leadership research, which operationalises the daily leadership practices critical for creating a knowledgeable and ultimately innovative and sustainable organisation, in a fast changing and competitive business environment. I have implemented MLA practices as part of my division sta training and development program, and it has proven to be a success, resulting in a more harmonious relationships within working teams and groups, by creating knowledge sharing, learning and engagement across the division and for self-leadership.
    Agnes Ang, General Manager
    Raymond Well & Vulcain S.E Asia - MELCHERS
  • Adam Winter
    I found Paul to be extremely knowledgeable and passionate about leadership and leadership research. Paul is engaging, questioning, interesting, interested, professional and always very friendly. A top man to be around.
    Adam Winter
    Operations Director
  • Adam Bird
    Working with Paul is a thoroughly refreshing experience, having first worked closely with him last summer on a technical project he leads with passion and gives his team space and support to breathe, innovate and provide great results whilst both provoking thought with relevant questions and providing valuable insight from his own experience and knowledge.
    Adam Bird
    Business Intelligence Consultant