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The Art of Leadership: Communication, Creativity and Vision Weekend of October 18-20, 2019

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The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. –Albert Einstein

This workshop is for individuals interested in exploring an intensive experiential process to become more effective as mindful leaders both in personal and professional life settings. Designed for entrepreneurs, executives, managers, medical and mental health professionals, and others committed to improving their communication and leadership skills, it is especially intended for those open to doing deep personal work to transform the self as well as their organizations. The major areas of focus will be leading from the inside out, resolving conflict, developing trust with those who feel threatened, learning the distinctions in speaking and listening, healing blocks in creativity and building support for transforming vision into reality.

The workshop includes sharing feedback on leadership and communication styles, mini lectures on leadership and the mindful brain power points, Gestalt open-seat work, improving coaching skills, developing the unconscious to creatively solve problems, mindfulness meditation practice and role-playing exercises for real-life work situations. As John Quincy Adams said: "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."

Required reading: Alexander, Wise Mind Open Mind; Heider, The Tao of Leadership; Maxwell, Developing the Leader within You; Dickmann, Mindful Leadership: A Brain-based Framework.

CE credit for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs;


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