Start with Yourself

Start With Yourself

All effective leadership development starts with the self. Self focus is not selfish or self-centred. We learn about the self so that we can respond more effectively to others. Our first task is to be present and self-aware. An important and useful way to cultivate self-awareness if by grounding yourself in the awareness of your…

Helping Yourself and Others

Helping Yourself and Others Work Through Changes

One useful tool to help ourselves and others work through changes in society, respond to new concepts, and even to understand how we relate to different people, is to locate ourselves and others using five typical roles: Innovator, Change Agent, Pragmatist, Sceptic, (Skeptic in North America), and Traditionalist. Based on Marilyn Loden’s Diversity Adoption Process,…

Piloting Through Chaos

Piloting Through Chaos: Leaders Transforming the World for the Better

Kaospilot is an extraordinary “Education Design Agency” based in Aarhus, Denmark, that provides “high engagement and impact for collaboration, creativity and new leadership.” A hybrid business and design school, Kaospilot provides multi-sided education in leadership and entrepreneurship, with programs designed not only to shape students to fit the future, but to help them create it.…

The Power of the Circle

The Power of the Circle

I recently had the privilege of participating as a guest panelist in a leadership development program, “Belonging from the Inside Out”, facilitated by Margareth Thomas, Monique Longhurst, and Wesa Chau. Picture a small group – perhaps 14 people, sitting in a circle: chairs, no tables, no data projector, and by unspoken, voluntary agreement no phones,…