Our underlying model for fostering collective leadership, born from our experience as leaders in high tech and biotech firms experiencing rapid change, starts with the self. Through the development of presence, somatic awareness, and awareness of our personal narrative and reaction tendencies, our clients strengthen the foundational capacity of self-awareness necessary for leading in VUCA environments. Next, we help our clients develop greater self-mastery, agility, compassion, and the capacity for self-renewal to maintain a purposeful, understanding, and energetic stance towards VUCA challenges as they arise.
Our group programs enable clients to build on the foundations of self-leadership by strengthening their capacity for creating the conditions of optimal team effectiveness, as well as effectively surfacing, framing, and determining causes of complex challenges using multiple perspectives and systems thinking. Our group programs also focus on developing the skills for sustaining productivity through positive mindsets among group members, as well as effectively leveraging collective intelligence through conversational agility and a balance of listening, inquiry and advocacy. These capacities ultimately influence groups to step up and achieve the impossible.
Lastly, we help our clients to establish the culture and systems for leadership to emerge spontaneously without direction – through emergent and self-governing leadership. These capstone capacities enable leadership of self and groups to ripple through an organization and establish greater collective ownership, accountability, and ultimately leadership.