Harnessing Your Sage

Building on the work of Shirzad Chamine and Saboteur behaviours this module explores how to move to a positive mindset. Understanding how to operate from your ‘Sage’ point of view means that you respond and engage with colleagues consciously rather than reactively. This has a direct impact on the quality of conversations, the outcomes, your performance and your working relationships.

Harnessing Your Sage

Once you being to develop your mental muscle you can begin to intervene your Saboteur and move to ‘Sage’ thinking. Participants are introduced to the concept of the 5 Sage behaviours which can be adopted in a range of conversations to create better outcomes. Applying this framework has proven to have a transformational impact on relationships, behaviours, mental fitness, and overall performance.

Course Content

Participants will have completed the free PQ assessment identifying their Saboteurs and will then practice several mental fitness ‘reps’ they can employ to increase self-command. This module explore the 5 Sage behaviours – explore, empathise, navigate, innovate and activate, and how to apply them using some simple and practical techniques.


  • Self-Command
  • Self-reflection
  • Resilience


  • Mental Fitness
  • Authenticity
  • Emotional Intelligence


  • Build your mental muscle to unlock your Sage powers of empathy, curiosity, creativity and calm to enable clear headed action and results.
  • Practice a number of techniques which can be applied to improve relationships and performance
  • Be confident in applying the Sage behaviours; empathise, explore, navigate, innovate and activate to improve outcomes

How We Do It

Investing in employee development has proven to not only improve performance, but also to improve retention as employees expect and seek out employers who will provide personal and professional development.

Future Skills workshops are designed to stretch and grow skills AND attributes, recognising that everyone is on their own individual development journey. We use a range of approaches to respond to the various adult development stages that people operate at. The content and activities are rooted in experiential learning which has been proven over 30 years of working with organisations to unlock the self-awareness needed.

Our approach incorporates multiple dimensions which results in longer lasting impact - continuous growth far beyond any programme we deliver.


Increasing self-awareness to self-lead and build better collaborative working relationships by unlocking authentic and best self.


Developing critical skills improves performance: communication, problem-solving, strategic and critical thinking, decision-making and leading high performing teams.


Developing systems awareness and strategic thinking to be able to drive growth in line with the organisation's purpose and future vision.


Developing an awareness of external factors which impact on organisational performance and how to build teams and cultures to thrive in complexity.

A multi-dimensional approach to continuous growth

Future Skills Portfolio

Getting future fit means building the mindset to be agile, to be able to operate in complexity, to have the resilience and mental fitness to be able to self-lead and be open to explore, empathise, innovate, navigate and to act. Drawing on industry leading thinking and word-class tools we use in the development of leaders and teams, we categorise future skills into 3 key areas. View our Future Skills modules below:

To understand more about the skill gaps in your organisation we will design and implement a bespoke Development Needs Assessment, ensuring your L & D investment is targeted to ensure your employees are future fit and equipped with the desired skills and attributes for sustainable and continuous growth, contributing to future growth. Find out more about how you can get future fit as an organisation.


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