Leadership can be highly rewarding and fulfilling. But in a world of growing complexity and performance pressure, it can come with great pressure and stress.
Old formulas for meeting these challenges – working harder and following the management rule-book – no longer work, stifling productivity and engagement. Our ‘Wisdom at Work’ Leadership Mastery Programme – rooted in clinically proven mindfulness techniques to enhance performance and wellbeing – helps you reconnect with your natural energy, creativity and inspiration.
It’s designed to help leaders at all levels of experience to lead with a greater sense of ease and flow, but is particularly suitable for those newer to leadership. It’s available in either one-to-one or group formats, and can be tailored to your organisation’s needs. It includes three core components:
1. Mental resilience
It’s easy as a leader to get caught up in fire-fighting and plate-spinning, leaving no energy for anything else. We can help you develop a steady mind in the face of stressful demands – for better focus, clearer thinking, and natural productivity. This well tried and test mindfulness-based approach to mental resilience follows a simple ABC model:
Awareness - of your mental and physical experience
Being with experience – creating space to deal with challenging problems and emotions
Choosing wise responses, by responding wisely instead of reacting automatically
2. Authentic leadership
Leadership can be demanding – with multiple layers of complexity and the constant pressure to perform. We can help make things easier: supporting you to identify your unique skillset, and true sources of inspiration and enjoyment at work – and then to confidently lead others from this reliable foundation:
1: Unblocking – hang loose to prescribed leadership models, and let go of self-doubt
2: Diving deeper – find your unique leadership style; identify core values and strengths
3: Making it work – apply your distinct leadership capacities to your role
3. Strong relationships
Effective leadership relies on healthy relationships. Yet these can easily become strained when we’re under pressure. We can help you nurture strong relationships, and develop a ‘co-active’ leadership and communication model that makes it easier to lead others and support their development.