Workshop: It Takes Two – Leadership During Complex Times

Workshop: It Takes Two –
Leadership During Complex Times

Today’s business world is ruled by extreme uncertainty and deep complexity. Whether we ascribe this to the effects of an increased inter-connectedness of the world, unpredictable market, ecological or legislative dynamics: The altered external conditions require a new set of skills for leaders to continue to be effective – and a way of acquiring these skills that goes beyond a cognitive and linear understanding of leadership.

Workshop: It Takes Two – Leadership During Complex Times

A unique learning experience that will empower your leaders to better deal with uncertainty and ambiguity. Rolled-out systematically and consistently, this program has the power to transform your organizational culture.

Leadership during complex times requires the capacity to step into the unknown and to collectively shape the future as it emerges. This workshop offers a unique learning opportunity for leaders to understand and develop these skills. We work with various leadership metaphors, which highlight the continuous process of leading, following and putting the lead into shared action despite unknown factors. In the process, we combine cognitive approaches with embodiment, applied and experiential practices. The intention of the seminar is for leaders to understand that in a connected world full of ambiguity, it does indeed take two or more to lead. In an ever changing environment, the only way of gaining control is to be able to flexibly predict the impact of one’s actions and in a world full of uncertainty, the only thing we have control over is ourselves.


Module 1: Aspects of Complexity


  • Understanding complexity: What is it? Why is it? What is our role in it?
  • Levels of interconnectedness: Distinctive impacts on various systems.
  • Leadership and complexity: The effect of various styles on dynamic systems.
  • Experiential and embodied exercises.
  • Personal transfer and business applications.
  • Burning questions, case studies and examples.

Module 2: It Takes Two – Forms and Facets of Leadership


  • Forms of leadership and their systemic impact.
  • Strengthening the ties between personal and business leadership.
  • Leadership 2.0: Mastering opportunities for co-creating the future.
  • Leadership and uncertainty: Dealing with the unknown and the unexpected.
  • Experiential and embodied exercises.
  • Personal transfer and business applications.
  • Burning questions, case studies and examples.

Module 3: Introduction of 6-Step Leadership and Complexity Model


  • Understanding the 6-step leadership and complexity model.
  • Business applications for each of the six steps.
  • Exchange of best practices.
  • Personal transfer and amendments.
  • Experiential and embodied exercises.
  • Burning questions, case studies and examples.

“It Takes Two” leads leaders to:


  • Understand the dynamics of an increasingly complex business world.
  • See the importance of their leadership in that interconnected business and social world.
  • Leverage important aspects of Dynamic System’s Thinking for their daily work as leaders.
  • Uncover their true and authentic leadership style.
  • Access their powerhouse and find their balance.
  • Increase their potential for creative thinking.
  • Find new ways of listening, communicating and interacting with other people and systems.
  • Identify ways of shaping and co-creating the future of their organization in a resourceful and value-adding way.

Rolled-out systematically and consistently, “It Takes Two” leads your organization to:


  • Better deal with complexity as a collective.
  • Improve effectiveness between various levels and units.
  • Change its collective mindset.
  • Transform its entire organizational culture.

Designed for: Leaders at any level and organizations of all sizes

Time investment: 1.5 – 2.5 days

FACILITATOR

 

It takes two - Leadership During Complex Times - Workshop

Erika Jacobi – Leadership Expert, Change and Innovation Consultant, Author, Public Speaker


Erika Jacobi is the founder of LC GLOBAL®, a change and innovation consulting firm with presences in New York, NY and Munich, Germany. An experienced leadership expert and organizational change consultant, Erika has helped transform companies ranging from non-profit to Fortune 100. Erika’s Ph.D. research focuses on the role of narratives in organizational change and innovation. Her publications include “Implementing a Holographic Organization Design” and “Growing Together: A Case Study of an Appreciative, Systemic and Collaborative Organization Redesign.” Erika regularly presents at national and international conferences and facilitates workshops on topics such as innovation, transformation, organizational identity, leadership and complexity.

TESTIMONIALS

 

Workshop Participant

Workshop Participant

THE ANALOGY OF THE METAPHORS REALLY WORKS! I THINK EVERY WORKPLACE SHOULD HAVE A WORKSHOP LIKE THIS.

Workshop Participant

Pharmaceutical Industry

THIS PROGRAM TAKES SOME OF THE MYSTERY OUT OF LEADERSHIP AND OUT OF COMPLEXITY. IT MAKES LEADING IN OUR TIMES SEEM MORE NATURAL. I ESPECIALLY LIKED THE WAY PRINCIPLES LIKE AXIS, BALANCE, CONNECTION AND THE SUBTLETIES OF COMMUNICATION WERE TRANSLATED INTO BUSINESS AND CORPORATE SETTINGS. I SEE WAYS OF USING THIS RIGHT AWAY AND THE SEMINAR HAS TRULY TRANSFORMED MY THINKING.

Workshop Participant

International Leadership Association (ILA) Conference

THIS IS A FRESH APPROACH AND MOST BENEFICIAL EXPERIENCE. AND IT WAS FUN! THE EXPERIENTIAL ACTIVITIES TO DEMONSTRATE LEADERSHIP AND COMPLEXITY WERE EXCELLENT; THE TRANSFER TO BUSINESS WAS PROFOUND. I HAD NEW INSIGHTS ABOUT MYSELF AND ABOUT THE WHOLE CONCEPT OF LEADERSHIP, THE INTERCONNECTEDNESS OF OUR WORLD AND ORGANIZATIONS.

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