Liberated Leaders is a 10-month Leadership Immersion designed for highly motivated leaders to develop skills, practices and sensibilities to effectively navigate growth, change and disruption.
There are 5 ‘moves’ (or levels) we focus on during our Program, and each move involves:
- A day-long face to face event with a focus on experiential learning
- Learning explorations undertaken in a team of 5 leaders
- The application of material into your own workplace
- One-on-one support from your coach/mentor
Your five moves to being future-ready:
Move 1 – Ignite innovation through mood
FOCUS: This move is focused on being a leader-learner and the power of mood. You will explore and identify the mood from which you lead, and understand how to shift this for the sake of optimising an environment and culture for expansive thinking, collaboration and above all innovation.
OUTCOMES: You will complete this phase of the Program with an insight into your current mood, skills to shift your mood, skills to shift the moods of others in your team, language and Speech Acts to cultivate collaboration and declarations that support your capacity to lead from the helpful moods of acceptance, wonder and ambition.
Move 2 – Habits that make your success inevitable
FOCUS: This move is focused on cultivating habits that make your success as a leader inevitable. To begin, you and your direct team will explore the times and circumstances when you’re provoked and least resourceful as a leader. You will then identify the key moments of influence, minor moves, specific interventions and behaviours you wish to cultivate to be more effective.
OUTCOMES: You will complete this phase of the Program with a deep awareness of the times you’re most prone to being ‘un-resourceful’ and the impact of this for you, your team and organisation. You will have also developed a detailed intervention, that covers mindset, physiological and mood shifts will help you migrate towards different behaviours, which will over time, become the blueprint for habits for your success.
Move 3 – Speech Acts to Coordinate Action
FOCUS: This move is dedicated to exploring how effectively you and your team coordinate action. Our exploration does not rely on systems. We will identify the coordination waste that is likely to be generated through the poor use of every-day language – we call these Speech Acts. You will undertake a desktop assessment of the cost of poor coordination and then learn how to quickly eradicate this waste through a focus on Requests, Offers and Promises.
OUTCOMES: You will complete this phase in collaboration with your team, with a plan to ‘teach’ these skills to your direct team and lead a recalibration of the way workflow is communicated within your organisation. You will finish this section with ten discreet skills to better coordinate action through language and understand the respective components of a suite of conversations that transform your efficiency and effectiveness.
Move 4 – Facilitate Masterfully to enhance engagement
FOCUS: This move is will have you deepen your skills in the domain of facilitation. To do this, we will engage in a dialogue on listening, intuiting, sensing anomalies, power, creating safety and opening teams to insight and possibilities. We will then identify the forums of most influence and practice a series of specific skills to enhance your performance across these.
OUTCOMES: You will complete this phase with a heightened sense of listening – which is key to choosing the facilitation orientation. You will have uncovered your biases, preferences and have a deeper sense of your relationship with power as a leader. Finally, you will have 5 skills to help you navigate tricky, political, power-driven dynamics and manage meetings and collective forums towards strategic outcomes.
Move 5 – Coaching and mentoring to cultivate resilience
FOCUS: This move is intended to further develop your influence as a leader and to cultivate talent and accountability within your teams and organisation. You will learn a different orientation to how you ‘observe’ and ‘reflect’ on situations and complexity in your operating environment, and cultivate a sensibility to explore, uncover, ask provocative questions and empower your team to develop a sense of personal agency and resilience.
OUTCOMES: You will complete this phase with a deeper sense of presence and calm in the wake of complexity and disruption. This culmination phase will help you draw together your new practices regarding mood, your new behaviours and complement these with a powerful questioning orientation. Your toolkit from this final module will include a vast array of questions from which you can begin to cultivate a coaching orientation, offering you as a leader more space, more objectivity and for your team, more confidence.
We would like to acknowledge the influence of our global village of teachers and collaborators, including Fernando Flores, Pluralistic Networks, Hubert Dreyfus, Alan Sieler, Pema Chodron, and The Newfield Institute.