The Impeccable Leader: Becoming the Leader you want to see in the World
We are all leaders in some way, and it is important to understand what underlies effectiveleadership. This training teaches the process skills needed to be able to sit in the heat of challenging teams, groups or organisations. Understanding process dynamics inherent in any group is essential to be able to lead well and with confidence. In this way the task is completed more efficiently and working in a team can become a collaborative and enjoyable experience.
A good leader is also the servant of the group, seeking to discover and to bring out its diversity and wisdom. Without such a process gaze, we run the risk of becoming a ‘wounded leader’, using the power inherent in the leadership position to defend against our blindspots, and to oppress others. We may also fail to address disruptive dynamics in the group that might be building up in the background, such as signs of burn out or conflict.
In contrast, understanding and having the skills to facilitate the complexity and multiple aspects of the leadership role is central in order to lead and manage with wisdom and integrity.
These process skills are for leaders in named positions of power, and for those in any group situation where we find ourselves momentarily stepping into positions of ‘participant leader’. The skills are also relevant for all those interested in contributing towards cultural change, in becoming ‘the leader we want to see in the world’.
The fundamental process skills of a leader include some of the following:
- Understanding one’s own history, including blindspots and triggers, in order to lead with impeccability and openness.
- Understanding relationship style and dynamics so that all feel included, empowered and energised.
- Understanding the dynamics of power and conflict so that diversity is welcomed in a win-win atmosphere rather than fostering unhealthy competition, oppression or bullying.
- Understanding the ‘political’ structure inherent in any team, group and organisation, to be able to read and name such process signals and to facilitate the group dynamics. Such informed facilitation enables increased contact and allows the team, group and organisation to discover its own wisdom and new solutions.
These training days teach practical management skills to build confidence in working with groups and teams in order to lead from an empowered, clear and insightful place.
This training teaches the skills to deepen a self-reflective practice that forms the basis of all supervision. We can thereby empower others to engage with work in a more effective and satisfying way.
This training offers a tool kit and daily practice to live life in a more mindful way. It combines the best from psychological knowledge and meditation traditions to live out of full personal power.
Along with specialist topics, we create tailor-made introduction days in consultation with already exiting teams and groups to address exiting issues or agendas in the organization.