Inquisitive Report 22/52

Week Ending June 29th, 2018

Content Covered: Resilient Leadership

We can all inspire and empower others – but first we must be willing to devote ourselves to our personal growth and development as leaders.

– Authentic Leadership, HBR Article

I enjoy learning; and most recently, I started a new class at Stanford on Resilient Leadership. To be honest, I didn’t know what to expect when I walked in, but I’m happy to say that the result has been a journey of self growth and discovery.

As  with the previous class that I was talking on Improv, the intent of these sessions is to – for a change – be taught instead of being the teacher.

The focus  of this class can be summed up as: leadership principles are values translated into action. < EeeEEeeeeee >

Values and alignment are concepts that I’ve been talking about since day one, and now attending a class that tells me that my approach can indeed be a fundamental way into authentic and resilient based leadership – is literally everything that I can ask for.

I’m very excited to see where this journey will take me, and I am more than grateful for having stumbled upon this class. So much so that instead of just auditing the class I’ve decided to take it for a letter grade (meaning more work for me, but hey I don’t mind).

During the next few weeks these are the steps that we are going to focus on to build strength & resiliency:

Step 1: Self-Awareness – your natural stress response

Step 2: Self-Management – regain control

Step 3: Focus Attention – from debilitate to generative

Step 4: Leverage Strength – through competency & community

Step 5: Take Vision Inspired Action – powering on

Do you notice any trends? Because I do =D

Let’s just say, I’m not only going to be benefiting from this class for personal growth but also in understanding how to start establishing Xpanse’s foundational principles… so that one day I can host 8 week long sessions, quite like this one.


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