Any person who wants to make a difference in any field, must be able to mobilize others to carry out changes. However, this is a difficult challenge that meets resistance and involves risks.
Developing a systemic perspective.
Confronting people’s expectations.
What is exercising leadership?
Lectures “Developing Your Skills to Mobilize People” and “Leadership in Times of Crisis”.
Course “Adaptive Leadership”.
Many times confronting people, groups and different cultures is perceived as something risky since we understand that their values differ from one’s own. However, going beyond that and adopting a more open position delivers new possibilities that allow us to break our paradigms.
Heterogeneity and generating value.
Diversity and conflict.
Management of diversity.
Lecture “Understanding the new generations” and “Leadership and gender: engaging differences”.
Course “Women’s Leadership”.
MOBILIZING THE ORGANIZATION
In a dynamic world, generating an adaptive culture will be the differentiating factor that will give us the ability to face the various challenges to which we are exposed. Being effective in developing that culture is one of the most important aspects of leadership.
Leadership and organizational culture.
The challenges to authority in the face of change.
Designing a process of organizational transformation.
Lecture “Attracting and Retaining Talent”.
Workshop “Leadership and organizational change”.
Course “Transforming organizations”.
LEARNING TO LOOK AT YOURSELF
Leading adaptive change requires having a capacity for self-observation and self-discipline because leadership requires challenging your own default ways of thinking and acting. Constant self-examination is essential to developing a systemic understanding of people’s resistance to change.
Seeing yourself as a system.
Roles, loyalty and loss.
Resonance and ineffectiveness in adaptive work.
Lecture “Understanding yourself as a system”.
Workshop “Leadership from the Inside Out”.
Course “The personal dimensions of leadership practice”.
ENGAGING CONFLICT AND DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS
In the face of challenge and conflict, our natural temptation is to avoid the situation and hoping that time will solve the problem. This leads us to maintaining the status quo. Often, the issues we avoid eventually reemerge over time. Engaging and sustaining difficult conversations is imperative for both leadership practice and for progress.
Conflict as a transformative agent.
Types of interventions.
Engaging difficult conversations.
Lectures “The adaptive challenge of operating in new cultures” and “How to manage mergers effectively?”.
Workshop “Difficult Conversations”.
THE USE OF NARRATIVE
Every organization has a strategic plan for pursuing its objectives. However, such a plan does not necessarily ensure success. Infusing the plan with a narrative that gives meaning and generates commitment in the team is essential to overcoming obstacles.
The power of storytelling.
The three stories of narrative.
Values, emotions and action.
When to create a story and who should be its narrator?
Course “Narrative for change”.
Course “The power of the storytelling in organizations”.
THE EXERCISE OF AUTHORITY
People associate the word authority with the position a person occupies within an organization. However, having a formal position of authority can often pose significant limitations for mobilizing others and challenging their expectations.
Differentiating between formal and informal authority.
The expectations placed on authority.
Exercising leadership with and without authority.
Lectures “Understanding your relationship to authority” and “The challenges of authority in making difficult decisions”.
Workshop “Directing effective meetings”.
TEAMS AS THE DRIVERS OF CHANGE
People are the heart of an organization. Ask how the team works and you will hold an important key to understanding how it functions. A team becomes dysfunctional not so much because of the characteristics of its members but as a result of the dynamics among them.
Principles for effective meetings.
How does leadership impact our team?
Workshop “Feedback as an exercise of leadership”.
Workshop “Directing effective meetings”.
Course “Teams as the drivers of organizations”.
LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION
The complex challenges facing the field of education globally require engaging new and conflicting perspectives and challenging outdated paradigms of learning.
Collective purpose in education.
Understanding stakeholders in education policy and practice.
Authority vs. leadership in education.
Leadership as tool to mobilize learning.
Lecture “The challenges in education in the age of globalization”.