It’s been great recently co-developing a new ‘Authentic Leadership Workshop’ with some of my fabulous colleagues.
We really experienced what it’s like to work in a team where each one is playing to their strengths.
We were all practising what we preach by bringing our range of unique skills and experience to bear into the design conversations – and what a range we have! Mind, spirit, body are all covered: we dip into what our combined rich corporate experience tells our intellect, what the teachings of Tai Chi tell our bodies and what lessons experimental theatre have for our spirit.
I’m excited about our new course and can’t wait to work with executives who like us feel that there is more to leadership than number crunching and that their own true potential is just waiting to be tapped.
As I make the final preparations for a speech that for me marks a turning point, I have been reflecting on the importance of authenticity. Oh no, I haven’t!
In all truth I have been like a rabbit in the headlights! I make a living out of standing up in front of people in workshops and sure, the adrenaline kicks in there, but this is different.
I’m going to be talking to a group of people about climate change and I’ve done this before too but not from this particular standpoint – how it really is for me. Authentic, warts and all, aspiring – and often failing – eco warrior. It’s terrifying and exhilarating at the same time, like a rollercoaster (I love rollercoasters).
I have Sarah Lloyd-Hughes at Go Ginger to thank for this particular ride and I’m looking forward to surviving and telling the tale.