Why do some leaders overcome impossible barriers, go beyond unbearable pressure and frustration, and persevere in order to achieve outcomes seemingly beyond reach when others would give up? The answer has never been clearer: Through their desire for relentless improvement, leaders at the edge can unlock the highest levels of performance in themselves and others, making work a more exciting place to be. Leading at the edge enables people to "play to win" rather than simply "playing not to lose," a mindset that focuses on survival.
Cutting-edge leaders know how to take appropriate risk, inspire trust, drive change, and create opportunities to foster success for themselves, their teams, and their organizations. People are facing intense pressure like never before. There are so many complex changes and challenges creating the necessity for high levels of engagement to reach high performance. It requires that leaders face failure, disappointment, and loss by going through a grief process – both personal and profession - to recapture the full joy of life with full motivation. Drawing on research on High Performance from the worlds of business, sports, education, team and personal achievement, everyone can translate this knowledge to the real world of leading self and others. The next question is how successful do you want to be?
This workshop will draw on the High Performance Leadership Program (HPL), a flagship program at IMD Business School, Switzerland. It includes theory, experiential learning and opportunities to do personal work on obstacles to high performance leadership of self and others.
Recommended reading: Kohlrieser, Hostage at the Table: How Leaders Can Overcome Conflict, Influence Others and Raise Performance; Kohlrieser, Goldsworthy and Coombe, Care to Dare: Unleashing Astonishing Potential through Secure Base Leadership.
For continuing education syllabus, see https://www.esalen.org/leading-at-the-edge-0718.
CE credit for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs;