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Supporting Leadership Formation

Nurturing the inner life of leaders

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The Holistic Leadership approach recognises that leadership has many facets - from self-awareness and personal development, to building strong relationships, to making a difference and being socially responsible. Our continuing work with the Holistic Development Model  enables people who want to build a lasting leadership legacy to map out how these various strands inform individual meaning and societal impact.

The blind spot in leadership is often a lack of clarity about who we are and how to interpret and translate this in work contexts.  The complex make up of human beings, individually and collectively, is an endless source of academic and practitioner inquiry. Yet much recent research into leadership, our own included, shows that the spiritual foundation of a leader is a vital component in the sense making process.  We help bring to the forefront the deeper strands that underpin leadership identity.

“People have both an inner and an outer life and the nourishment of the inner life can lead to a more productive and meaningful outer life”

Ashmos & Duchan, Journal of Management Inquiry, 2000, 9:2

Our pioneering work, and this website, is dedicated to sparking, nourishing and sustaining the inner life of leaders.  Being clear about who you are, what you believe, and working out what this means for you in your context, is essential to releasing your full potential.  A rich spiritual life yields unanticipated fruit and spills out into the communities and organisations we are part of.  So bookmark this page, follow us, on Twitter, read our blog and be open to an ongoing journey of learning.

Self aware and authentic to leadership first and their own needs second

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Grow People Through Performance

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Apply the spirit not the letter of the law

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Think Systemically and Act Long Term

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