IT’S TIME TO REDEFINE AND RECLAIM HOW WE PRACTICE LEADERSHIP.
- especially for…
- aspiring citizen leaders
- parents wanting to model a leadership of integrity and kindness for their children
- shy or reluctant activists
- facilitators or group leaders interested in shifting their current leadership model to a living system model of organizational development
I woke up on November 9th with that thought ringing in my heart. Through the following messy and exhausting weeks, I kept revisiting it, inviting it to open up and show me what I could do; what my role in this needed to be. What I was really asking was “How can I redefine and reclaim myself as a leader?”
It’s a powerful question. Not one anyone should have to answer in isolation. So … I decided to call a gathering. A circle welcoming and nurturing openhearted, thoughtful conversations. A community with which I could share all that I’ve learned about true, living leadership. Information and insights from the practical systems theory of Margaret J. Wheatley to the intuitive teachings of the earth. A space where self-discovery and self evolution could happen. And community. Because connection is essential to living leadership.
True leadership is a holistic practice inspired by the way nature structures thriving ecosystems. It allows space for the sacred, for thoughtful discourse, for critical thinking, for intuition, for creativity and flow. It listens carefully for all voices.
True leaders are exquisitely honest with themselves about their gifts and challenges. They observe, listen deeply, and learn constantly. They understand projects, teams, communities, and movements have a unique rhythm, an ebb and flow of needs that must be noticed, interpreted, and tended by a dynamic and collaborative community of co-leaders. True living leaders become leaders because their unique perspective is necessary in that moment.
Leadership is NOT someone at the top of a heirarchy telling everyone else what to do. Leaders aren’t leading because they are the oldest, loudest, biggest, strongest, or longest in the position. That’s dominating. It can tip over into bullying. And we’ve had quite enough of it in the world.
During this workshop we will…
- craft an inclusive, expansive definition of leadership
- identify challenges to seeing yourself as a leader
- discover solutions to those challenges
- heartstorm ways to express your leadership
- build a sense of community with other emerging leaders
I hope you’ll join us.
To make it easier to join a Leadership as Sacred Practice gathering I’m holding them in two locations, on different days of the week, at differing times. You get to choose the location, day, and time that work best for you!
The nourishing and nurturing Healing Arts Studio in Chestnut Hill, PA is hosting us for a 3-hour, deep-dive intensive from 1 – 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 15, 2017. $60 per person.
Open-hearted and lovely, The Room at Meadowbrook in Ottsville, PA is hosting us on six Thursdays from 7 – 8 p.m., beginning April 13 through May 18, 2017. $15 per person per meeting.