Foundations of Trustworthy Leadership

WholeHearted leadership programs are grounded in six foundations of trustworthy leadership:

 

Clarifying purpose and integrity through an ongoing inner journey

Effective leadership hinges on a leader’s ability to know their own values, to remain present to their colleagues, and to resist the impulse to retreat, react or disconnect. WholeHearted programs provide a hospitable yet demanding space for disciplined reflection around core values and vocational and leadership aspirations.

Applying deep listening and honest, open questions

All people yearn to be heard. Leaders and organisations benefit from practicing a disciplined approach to listening. Open and honest questions help surface human resourcefulness and foster a sense of community with colleagues in service of worthy goals. At WholeHearted, we emphasise the importance of speaking from each person’s unique vantage point and the enduring power of listening.

Holding paradox and tensions in the face of complexity and uncertainty

The daily life of a leader is accelerated, fragmented and filled with unsettling tensions. Leading with integrity requires learning to manage these tensions by working creatively with paradox — the both/and nature of most profound challenges. WholeHearted helps leaders hold tensions as constructive forces for meaningful change and strengthens their capacities to help others discover creative potential hidden within daunting realities.

Building trustworthy relationships in communities/organisations

When work gets heated and people feel vulnerable, leaders must read the emotional currents and help others contribute constructively. Good leaders create cultures in which conflict and anxiety are honestly acknowledged on the path toward meaningful change. Circle of Trust® principles and practices are at the heart of the WholeHearted approach. Leaders participate in a learning community that fosters honest conversations and develops trustworthy relationships.

Appreciating the value of “otherness”

Each person with whom we work brings unique gifts, perspectives and life experience. This diversity can be a source of strength, richness and wisdom for our organisations and communities. The capacity to welcome and make space for different voices and perspectives is integral to organisational learning and trust building.

Growth through seasons/cycles of personal, professional, organisational change

Over time, stress, pressure and uncertainty can grind leaders down. Leaders must develop intentional processes to discover opportunities for change and renewal that lie hidden within the inevitable challenges that fill the arc of a career. WholeHearted programs are built on the understanding that leadership is a very human journey with natural seasons and cycles of discovery, challenge and new growth.

(Based on the Courage & Renewal® Academy for Leaders program)

 

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Upcoming Events

Jan
24
Tue
2017
all-day Circle of Trust Discussion Group @ Private home
Circle of Trust Discussion Group @ Private home
Jan 24 – Dec 19 all-day
Circle of Trust Discussion Group @ Private home
If we are willing to embrace the challenge of becoming whole, we cannot embrace it alone—at least, not for long: we need trustworthy relationships to sustain us, tenacious communities of support, to sustain the journey[...]
Apr
1
Sat
2017
all-day Series: Learning from the Seasons @ Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre
Series: Learning from the Seasons @ Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre
Apr 1 – Dec 9 all-day
Series: Learning from the Seasons @ Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre
Series description: This series of four one-day seasonal retreats provides time and space for personal and collective reflection. Discover your inner capacity to lead a more authentic, meaningful and resilient life. These programs will help you[...]
Nov
13
Mon
2017
8:30 am The Art of Skilled Facilitation @ Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre
The Art of Skilled Facilitation @ Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre
Nov 13 @ 8:30 am – Nov 18 @ 3:00 pm
The Art of Skilled Facilitation @ Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre
The Program The Art of Skilled Facilitation is designed to prepare those in various leadership capacities to develop and facilitate groups. Using an experiential learning approach, the theory of adult learning forms the basis of[...]
Dec
9
Sat
2017
9:00 am Learning from Summer @ Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre
Learning from Summer @ Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Learning from Summer @ Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre
Program description: Summer is the season when all the promissory notes of autumn and winter and spring come due, and each year the debts are repaid with compound interest. In summer it is hard to[...]