Helping leaders develop greater self-mastery and clearer focus so they can become the leaders others want to follow Only a few leadership development efforts produce better leaders. Why? They fail to account for context, are detached from the real work of leadership, underestimate key biases, or fail to measure results. This program provides a toolkit that helps you and your clients avoid all of these traps. Intentional Leadership features Proven tools for self-awareness to help leaders understand their strengths, how related blind spots might contribute to leadership derailment, and how their profile compares to other leaders Explore using the frameworks of psychological type (popularized through the MBTI®) and emotional intelligence for coaching conversations around roles and priorities. Those not certified in these instruments will gain experience with ethical ways to use the theories within the context of Intentional Leadership Coaching. A leadership framework that encompasses 12 key leadership concerns to help leaders understand which roles best fit their natural styles, which they tend to overlook, and which are most essential to reaching specific goals The 12 Lenses of Intentional Leadership were derived from research on essential leadership tasks and describe 12 key tensions leaders face. A focusing process leaders can use again and again to choose the right priorities given who they are, who they are leading, their current realities, and where they need to go Guide clients through the Intentional Leadership process as, with a specific goal in mind, they sift through priorities, the Leadership Lenses, and their own profile to develop a clear plan for action. “The Intentional Leadership Process helped me quickly clarify a messy and complicated issue and crystallize a plan to address it” – University Provost “Intentional Leadership is focused, relevant, efficient and effective. I highly recommend adding it to your leadership development tool kit.” – Executive Coach
One of the most frequently used—and most misused—tools for career guidance is personality type, popularized by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® tool. Yet the framework on which it is based, Carl Jung’s theory of psychological types, does indeed describe patterns in career choices, job search methods, and productivity needs. In this hands-on session, attendees will learn: Ethical tools for exploring type for non-certified practitioners The latest neuroscience findings on personality type and how career practitioners can put them into action How to use personality type to focus rather than limit career exploration The role of motivation and purpose in evaluating career options Complementary tools that keep clients from feeling boxed in by 1- type framework
Meaningful Work AND Marketplace Realities Fulfillment flows from purposeful work, yet people also need confidence that they can meet their financial obligations. Too often, though, clients feel forced to choose between meaning and money, perhaps because of the “Welcome to the Real World” advice that swirls around college students, displaced workers, and those seeking to change careers. Instead of this “either/or” thinking, career development practitioners can help clients take a rich “both/and” approach. In this session, we’ll explore how a simple yet profound tool—polarity thinking—can guide people through the maze created by their dreams and fears, the job market, and financial realities. The result? Action steps custom-designed to help them find that sweet spot that incorporates making a life and making a living.