If a key function of leadership is to initiate change, then it requires a capacity to connect people with their peers in service of something greater than themselves with the overall goal to increase organizational capacity and sustainability. This aspect of leadership is more about engagement than role modeling, motivating others or directing and controlling people.
The leadership of engagement and convening requires a shift in thinking about cause and effect and about problem-solving versus co-creating the future.
At the most concrete and practical level, this is about language. Transformation occurs when we engage people in particular conversations that have the capacity to create an alternative future. This is leadership language in action.
Leadership Language in Action: The Six Conversations that Matter is a workshop developed by Peter Block based on his best-selling books, “The Answer to How is Yes” and “Community: The Structure of Belonging”. This workshop invites participants to experience these new conversations in real time and understand how, as leaders, they can help to transform their organization.
Target Outcomes for Leaders:
- Lead so that others commit to the success of an organization without playing “lets make a deal.”
- Help others and ourselves to declare new possibilities with the faith that we can live out our personal intentions and also serve the organization.
- Create ownership by moving the conversations from complaining and waiting for others to change to ones where we realize we have helped create the very place we thought was owned by others.
- Focus on strength and capacity rather than problem-solving or deficiencies.
- Hold a stance wholeheartedly with an acceptance that others may not agree.
It is not an easy, quick fix. It takes time, patience and courage.
This workshop is based on the concepts in Peter Block’s ”Community: The Answer to How is Yes” and the recently released ”The Abundant Community”, written with John McKnight. It provides participants with the tools to change each and every conversation they have to one where accountability is chosen, not enforced. This is not a safe or predictable path, for no one can promise safety. Believing that a handful of great leaders at the top can ensure the performance of those in the middle and the bottom is an inefficient strategy for managing all the complex issues that organizations currently face. If trying harder is not enough, this workshop will help you create a culture where accountability is chosen, and everyone acts and feels as an “owner” of the organization.
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By bringing Leadership Language in Action: The Six Conversations that Matter training into your organization, you will provide your staff with the tools to begin to transform their conversations with others in the organization creating the capacity for an alternative future, a future where accountability is chosen, not enforced. Designed Learning offers this workshop both on-site and in a virtual interactive session.
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