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.
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
Module 2: It Takes Two – Forms and Facets of Leadership
Module 3: Introduction of 6-Step Leadership and Complexity Model
“It Takes Two” leads leaders to:
Rolled-out systematically and consistently, “It Takes Two” leads your organization to:
Designed for: Leaders at any level and organizations of all sizes
Time investment: 1.5 – 2.5 days
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.
THE ANALOGY OF THE METAPHORS REALLY WORKS! I THINK EVERY WORKPLACE SHOULD HAVE A WORKSHOP LIKE THIS.
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.
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.