Leadership Development Resources
We talk about whole systems, but we use ourselves in parts and pieces. The time is now to begin to bring our whole self to our work; body, mind, spirit and emotions! What would change if you applied a spiritual perspective?
Culture, Values & Unintended Consequences: A Workbook
This is a great way to get an insight into your culture, evaluate it and understand what needs to change! Work with your leadership team or by yourself to gain insights into your current culture and how to make it better.
What's It Mean - Shifting To Green?
"If you want to leave a legacy...leave it now, every day of your life, not just after you are gone or only as a result of a narrowly defined way of contributing. With every thought, word, and deed you leave something behind. You get to choose whether you leave a legacy of impossibility or possibility, of denigration, or celebration, of unkindness, or kindness, of judgment, or acceptance, of struggles or grace, of discouragement or encouragement, of frailty or strength, of tears of laughter, of fear or love. What is in your heart to leave as a legacy, in this moment...and now this one? "~Cathy Drew, Poet
Here are the leadership skills necessary to take us into the next century. The pace of change has only continued to accelerate and our interconnection has only increased. This means that what makes leaders effective has also changed!
One of Many Important Leadership Skills
Leadership skills can always be developed, even if a person has a natural aptitude for them. Even with an innate capacity to lead, no one is born understanding how to manage change, create and implement strategy, or create a robust and effective culture, think from a systems perspective, or mimic natures own processes.
Sometimes people have an innate drive to be a leader and sometimes a person finds themselves in the position of being a leader – like it or not. But in today’s complex environment there is a LOT to leading that has to be learned. People are the key, of course, and some people have an inborn understanding of how to work well with others.
There is always more to learn about people, and we have a lot to say on this too, but there are other areas where the mix of organizational insight, systems intuition and people smarts come together to increase the chance for success. It is in the intersection of people, organizational design and strategy where we are unique!
"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other."
John F. Kennedy, 35th president of US 1961-1963 (1917 - 1963)
This speech was prepared for delivery in Dallas the day of his assassination, November 22, 1963
Change Your Meetings - Change Your Life
Resurrect the dying art of conversation. Move from the combative mode to curiosity and inquiry!
Free Yourself From:
Is that what they say in your organization? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if it was true? What if people did love meetings, if people wanted to come to meetings, if people wished they’d had more time in the meeting? Well these are all responses from attendees in meetings run by Kathryn alexander, MA from Art of Leadership - Impact!
Good Meetings Make a Difference
Good meetings, have the right people, a clear focus, an appropriate amount of time, and they are designed to complete the task.
Most groups try to reach agreement by talking about one or two options until one side or the other gives up, or both sides compromise so neither is happy. People fear these kinds of meetings. they take time, are NOT fun, produce results of limited value and are costly in many ways. We do meetings differently!
"It’s been said that education teaches you the rules and experience teaches you the exceptions". ~Anonymous
"Never tell your folks how to do something. Tell them what you need to be done and let them surprise you with their ingenuity. " ~ General George S. Patton