I’m building out a short programme and writing around ‘Gentle Leadership’ (or Quiet Leadership – i have not decided yet). It’s centred around the notion of ‘leadership without heroes’, instead focussed on the small actions of the everyday, and the ways that Social Leaders help the system to find balance.
There are four central areas it will explore: the notion of humility, the role of kindness, the need for fairness, and achieving grace in our action. All four of these are highly subjective, ill defined, and more a matter of speculation and reflection than measurement. But all are also highly valued, and a something judged more in execution than aspiration or statement.
This is the second in a series of short form programmes that i’m playing with, each of which are designed to be delivered at scale. Each of which consists of both taught, and ‘sense making’ sessions, and are intended more as a landscape to explore than a set of answers in their own right.
This particular work grows out of the experimental work i did last year around the ‘Forest of Social Leadership’, and it will be based around that forest imagery as i develop it: i love the idea here of the Organisation as ecosystem, and the ways that we each enhance and degrade that system through out actions, every day.
I will share the full content as part of #WorkingOutLoud as it comes together.