A Mindful Call to Lead from both Head and Heart
Self-Compassionate Leadership has emerged from the growing field of mindfulness, originally pioneered by Jon Kabat-Zinn as a means of reducing stress. The fact that self-compassion and leadership are rarely positively correlated is perhaps the very reason it’s resonating so widely. As global competition and heightened uncertainty has driven organizations to outsource, flatten and cut back (often quite mindlessly and heartlessly - the two tend to go hand in hand), people have become increasingly hungry for a deeper sense of meaning in their work and a closer connection between what they do and how it serves a greater good.
And so the stage has been set for a new approach to leadership that transcends the traditional measures of organizational performance, to take care of the human condition at the heart level. Self-compassionate Leadership.
This workshop aims to develop self-aware and self-compassionate leaders by combining Western understanding of authentic leadership with Eastern wisdom about the mind, developed thousands of years ago.
This workshop looks at self-compassion through the ‘four lenses’ of: the self; the manager/leader; the team; and the organisation, and concludes that creating a culture in which self-compassion can flourish is a complex issue.
This programme has a particular focus on the first two lenses – the self and the manager/leader – to help you to cultivate self-compassion in your leadership style.
Starting with the self, the programme includes mindfulness; neuroscience; emotional intelligence and elements of resilience. Participants will be introduced to a number of strategies and practices to take back to their own team and organisation.
Who is it for?
This programme has been designed for those leading in complex systems and uncertain environments who want to support and sustain cultures of self-compassion.
How will you benefit from this programme?
This programme will help you to develop your leadership practice, and in particular to:
- cultivate a culture of care and strengthen your ability to respond with self-compassion in difficult situations
- be more mentally and emotionally present in your leadership role
- develop your own mindfulness practice
- develop more effective and genuine relationships
- strengthen your emotional intelligence
- learn feedback methods that can be used in one-to-one and team situations to strengthen collaboration