An 8-week course that explores new ways of leading through curiosity, creativity and conviction. Learn how to create an eco-system of personal tools shaped around three key values and discover how a curious mindset, fueled by creativity and conviction, can be an inspirational and creative way of challenging assumptions and re-defining your mission or project.
Curiosity was regarded as a negative attribute for centuries. The Greeks and later the early Christians viewed it as detrimental, even dangerous to human activity. But today curiosity is a key tool in the planning and accomplishing of any project. Learn about the different types of curiosity and how it can help us navigate the complexity, uncertainty and ambiguities of our time.
Being creative means solving problems in a new way. It means being able to change ones perspective, taking risks and facing fears. It means breaking routines and taking different approaches. A creative leader has the ability to look at things in new ways and solving problems by seeing things others don’t. They can get to where they want to go and take others with them.
In changing times conviction is a much needed value, but not all conviction is the same. All too often conviction is tied to certainty and can generate arrogance, and blindness to reality. We explore the emotional pitfalls that the illusion of certainty can foster and examine the relationship between conviction and uncertainty. Conviction is not simply about strong opinions but rather about finding the confidence to lead others into the unknown.
Leaders are often required to know the right answers but learning to ask the right questions is even more important in these changing times.
Creative leaders combine strong leadership skills with a high degree of self-awareness
Leading with a strong point of view is not about controlling situations but about setting an inspiring course for a new direction.
A strong point of view, a deep understanding of culture and a collaborative approach.
A creative leader knows how to communicate well with others but also has a high degree of self-awareness—learning what makes you tick is key to successful leadership.
A creative leader tells stories that challenge, nurture and inspire.
Charting a creative course for your life.
To be a leader in the 21st century requires a new perspective and different skill sets given the complex world we find ourselves in. This course focuses on the new perspectives and skills that will enable us to meet those challenges by developing our emotional intelligence and creating an eco-system built around curiosity and other over-looked virtues
"But unless we are creators we are not fully alive. What do I mean by creators? Not only artists, whose acts of creation are the obvious ones of working with paint or clay or words. Creativity is a way of living life, no matter our vocation or how we earn our living. Creativity is not limited to the arts, or having some kind of important career."