Leadership For and With Others
An interpersonal perspective: A focus on the Team
Leadership development inherently carries a relational dimension where every individual called to leadership interacts, develops and performs in relation with others (team, direct authority, stakeholders, beneficiaries…). In this perspective, the learning experience focuses on our abilities to fulfil our mission and tasks by leading for and with others, connecting and mobilizing them through communication, empathy, emotional intelligence conflict management, delegation, feedback, teamwork, …
1. INTRODUCTION - INTERPERSONAL DIMENSION
The process of leadership development continues and moves the focus from the self to the other, concretely, our direct team and how do we inspire them for mission
2. RELATIONS: MUTUALITY AND POWER
Power and influence are at the heart of all our interactions, especially in leadership work. The question is not if it exists but rather how do we relate to it and how we use it.
3. THE BASICS OF INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
The principle medium of exercising leadership is communications. However, communicating successfully is not easy, and intentionally developing communication as a “practice” is key
4. EQ AND RESONANT COMMUNICATION
This section highlights the importance of understanding and managing not only our emotions but also those of others, in service of building resonant relationships and fulfilling the mission.
5. DIVERSITY & CULTURAL AWARENESS
Building awareness of differences across cultures is at the center of effective interpersonal communication. Learning 'to care for' other cultures will be the focus of this section
6. WORKING WITH OTHERS
As individuals come together (whether in teams or working groups), they form an integrated whole that possesses an identity of its own, apart from the identity of its individual members.
Building a performing and cohesive team is one of the key roles of leadership. How do we help teams come together, function properly, address any potential dysfunction and achieve their mission?
8. GROUP DYNAMICS
Identifying the way groups interact will help us develop further our leadership capacity. This section focuses on group dimensions, roles, cohesiveness, discernment and much more.
What does it mean being men and women "for" and "with" others? What implications does it have for leadership? This sections focuses on collaboration and how it deepens identity.
10. UNDERSTAND. CONFLICT
We have different ways of seeing the world, believes, opinions, and thoughts which creates friction and can generate conflict. Understanding and learning how to deal with it should be our priority.
11. MOBILISING FOR MISSION
How do we get others ready to fulfil their mission and the one of their organisation better? To address this important question, in this section, you will find a list of recommended practices and exercises