The Instinctive Leadership
4 – Part workshop series
You don’t have to go far to develop your leadership skills. Great leadership starts at home. By honing parenting skills, whether your own or those you experienced as a child, and applying them in your work and everyday life, you will discover the instinctive leader in you.
Good Parenting has all the ingredients of Great Leadership – listening attentively, communicating well, setting boundaries, educating, motivating and inspiring. Sound familiar? A good parent empowers -children to make good choices and take responsibility for their actions, guides them to use their time and money wisely, helps them develop their vision for their future, directs them to get there and intervenes and corrects when they go off track. Above all a good parent is a role model whose actions instill life-long values and provide a solid foundation for children to build their own lives.
In this workshop series, we will discuss your role as a parent, your experiences and your skills. We will identify and hone these qualities and skills and apply them to your professional/personal life to discover the leader in you.
This overview will set the stage for what is to come in The Instinctive Leadership workshop series and will introduce four main concepts: Relate, Connect, Inspire and Empower.
Throughout this series, we will share our own childhood and parenting experiences and will encourage you to do the same. We will discuss the skills and knowledge of good parenting and relate them to leadership skills that are needed at your workplace and in life in general.
“We never listen when we are eager to speak.” François de La Rochefoucauld
To be a good leader you need to develop the skills to listen and observe without your own filters getting in the way. You also need to be able to separate facts from fiction. Can you be objective and really “Relate” to what is being said or not being said? During this workshop, we will discuss how to relate better to others by improving your listening skills.
“Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.” William Butler Yeats
Once you develop the skills to see, hear, and observe without filters, the next big question is, can you communicate in a manner that makes sense to others? Are you flexible enough to adapt your communications to meet the situation and style of the other person? Can you really “Connect”? This workshop will focus on understanding your communication style and that of others in order to make more effective connections.
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams
Do you walk the talk and are you a good role model? Do your actions speak for you? Can you inspire and motivate others to take responsibility for their actions? During Workshop 3 we will discuss the topic of inspiring others through good role modeling.
“The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others.” Solomon Ibn Gabriol
A good parent it responsible for helping children develop a vision for their life and achieve success by making good choices and informed decisions. Similarly, a true leader helps people become independent by empowering them to self-manage. The final workshop will concentrate on empowering others to develop the skills to become instinctive leaders.