Capsule course

Sustainable Honeybee Leadership

Our learning capsules cover a range of evidence-based topics that help leaders and managers achieve high performance while taking care of people and the planet.

This capsule introduces Sustainable “Honeybee” Leadership, which involves a systemic, organisational approach to leadership. Honeybee leaders pursue a clear purpose, take a long-term view, operate ethically, and respect all stakeholders, including future generations, society, investors and the biosphere.

Your presenter is Dr Gayle Avery

Together with Dr Harry Bergsteiner, Dr Gayle pioneered the field of Sustainable Leadership. During her three decades as a university professor, she has taught leadership to executives and top tier business schools around the world, including:

 The China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)
Mannheim University
Basel University
Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM)
and Mahidol and NIDA Universities in Thailand.

This wealth of global teaching experience in designing and delivering executive education courses, along with her wide ranging consulting work with large, medium and small businesses, means that Dr Gayle’s course material is founded on real-life circumstances and is optimally suited to the needs of all managers whatever their business sector or country of operation.

Who is this capsule for?

This learning capsule is for all managers, leaders and practitioners seeking to understand the new field of Sustainable Leadership, which is proven to enhance business, team and individual performance.

You can begin to apply the learnings from this practical capsule from day one.



Honeybee leadership generates higher performance, sustainability and resilience

This capsule introduces the sustainable form of leadership, known as the Honeybee approach. Dr Gayle Avery explains what Sustainable Leadership is and that evidence-based Honeybee practices provide greater resilience and lead to higher long-term performance than business-as-usual or “Locust” leadership.

In this capsule, we contrast Honeybee and Locust leadership. These two diametrically opposed approaches to running organisations differ in how they view the role of a business or other organisation. For Locusts, it is all about making quick profits for investors, whereas Honeybee leaders see themselves as part of a wider community. Honeybees seek to add value to all stakeholders over the long term.

Benefits to you

* Understand the difference between Honeybee and Locust leadership

* Know that Honeybee leadership practices are proven to outperform Locust practices

* Identify Locust and Honeybee practices operating in your own workplace

* Appreciate that the world is changing and new forms of leadership are needed

* Realise that many large and small companies around the world already adopt Honeybee leadership.

Course details

This capsule consists of

a video outlining the topic

introduction to more alternatives to Locust leadership: Conscious capitalism; the B-corp movement; and what top Honeybee leaders of major Thai corporations

an activity to help you learn

Powerpoint slides to aid understanding

a quiz to reinforce your learning

How does it work?

Work at your own pace online

Estimated time required: 1 hour

You have 6 months to complete the course unless otherwise arranged

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Course fee: $95

(free with voucher code)

GST will be added for Australian residents at checkout.