What do today’s leaders need?
We live and work in a vast network of interconnected systems, in which even subtle changes in a single node can make an impact on the whole network. Recognizing and appreciating the multiple social systems in which we’re embedded increases our capacity for flexibility in uncertain conditions. These sessions invite a broad awakening to how systems of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, religion, economics, and ecology function in contemporary society and in our workplaces.
Everyone can increase the capacity for creativity, which is an essential component in navigating an unpredictable future without attempting to control it. These lectures and workshops emphasize skills for critical thinking and “thinking outside the box” for a vision of innovative leadership.
Every leader is shaped by a familial and cultural history; every leader likewise leads within particular social and cultural contexts. Enhancing an individual’s leadership style relies, to a large degree, on a deep awareness of self: One’s own gifts, skills, and barriers. This session invites a “deep dive” into the social constructed self, toward articulating a bold vision for authentic styles of effective leadership.
Ethical and socially responsible leaders understand that their business operations impact wider social and ecological systems. Participants will gain practical tools for running organizations effectively, then frame these practical skills with a view toward sustainable working conditions, thriving communities, and environmental sustainability.