The Heart of Leadership© is conversational based, utilising open dialog and interactive activities to:
- Break through pre-conceived leadership paradigms;
- Create alignment through robust discussion;
- Gain personal commitment from each and every participant.
During The Heart of Leadership© program each participant will not only be grasping a concept of leadership as a system but also identifying where he or she needs to focus inputs to achieve the desired outcomes.
These activity-based sessions anchor on interactive exercises and open conversations where participants can gain from shared learning with other participants, drawing on knowledge and experience from differing industries and backgrounds to understand and challenge common leadership theories.
Through exercises, personal reflection, conversation, peer learning and the use of tools; supported by comprehensive academic research and global wisdom, they will be able to unpack embedded leadership philosophies, understand the meaning and value in them and shape an effective leadership style to move forward in leading within their organisation.
The workshop highlights the participant’s personal leadership opportunities through activities and dialogue that work in the realms of:
‘The Leader’s Story’
Together, we explore our own leadership story and learn how this can be translated into powerful messaging that has the ability to connect and draw people closer to us.
‘The Leader’s Being’
Explore how our own personal leadership styles, values and character traits guide our behaviours and actions.
‘The Leader’s Influence’
We examine ‘The Leader’s Influence’ and we leap into the magnificent world of ‘shining eyes’, as defined by Ben Zander in The Art of Possibility.
‘The Leader’ Journey’
Finally, we move into the ‘so what’ and examine ‘The Leader’s Journey’. We re-look at the journey of the day, reminding ourselves of the key ‘a-ha’ moments that led us to new discoveries about ourselves and how we could learn to ‘dance across the full spectrum’ of our own talent.
For individuals who want to challenge their current leadership and ignite their ongoing leadership journey, discover new tools and approaches you’re able to apply in a much more tangible way;
- Embark on a personal journey of reflection and self-discovery to challenge embedded beliefs and discover new ways of engaging
- Reflect on your personal impact in your leadership context and how you can ‘show up’ differently to create different results
- Understand, at a ‘heart’ level, some of the critical issues associated with influencing your community
- Experience courageous, facilitated conversations underpinned by a variety of global wisdom, both formal and cutting-edge
- Develop an action plan and vision to move forward, starting different, catalytic leadership conversations tomorrow
Quotes from previous delegates
«For so many of us the mantle of leadership is thrown over our shoulders without our conscious knowledge or approval. One day we wake up and realise that others look to us to lead them in some way or another – our children, partners, friends, colleagues and clients. All call on us to show the way in some form or other. We proceed in each instance as best we can with what we’ve inherited, imitated or sensed.
The Heart of Leadership workshop is undoubtedly the Trojan Horse for unlocking our latent or blunted potential in this area. Through inspiring example, shared experience and challenging reflection it takes us to a deeper awareness of our impact and options for enhancing our leadership. It ignites a desire to lead our communities with a greater conviction and confidence. It empowers us to renew our energies when we flag or lose direction. It lets us rediscover in ourselves the passion for and fulfilment of making a difference.» Bevan Heslop – AXA Elevate