Our sweet spot is transformation, and nowhere is transformation more needed than in leadership development. Businesses can no longer rely on incremental change from leaders, because changes in the marketplace are not incremental. The marketplace is calling for leaders who are always transforming. This six-month, in-person team and individual work is our most intensive: so intensive we hesitate to call it a training. It’s more of an adventure!
In the six months, your leaders look at themselves, where they’ve been, where they want to go, and what their highest contribution to your company is. The job of a leader is to develop other leaders. Leaders don’t lead organizations, they lead people. And they can’t lead people effectively without knowing themselves—knowing their own strengths, their challenges, and their triggers.
Realizing what has them play full-out, take risks, and win the game, and understanding what has them play small, throw their fists up (metaphorical ones, of course), or get stuck in the mud allows them to be authentic, create connection, lose their defensiveness, listen for what’s called for, meet people where they are, and effectively develop their team.
“The bedrock of great business is based on human capital. And that capital is built on human relationships.” – Miti Ampoma
Awareness is not enough, however. You have to attach action to every new insight—without it, it’s just navel-gazing. Awareness combined with action actually creates new behavior (and, according to neuroscientists, new neural pathways!). This is where the transformation happens.
Want leaders ready to create opportunity out of every challenge the marketplace throws at them? Transform them. This is the pathway. (It’s the Zen thing!)