Issue No. 64 - April/May 2012
Integral program to build flexible leaders
The Integral Leader, a companion to Governor’s Leadership Foundation programs, is set to launch this year to give leadership development candidates an option with less time commitment.
The Integral Leader program, to begin in July, is meant for those who have financial and time constraints, or would like a refresher after doing the GLF some years ago.
“We have a lot of experience and knowledge about what works to create better leaders - the type of leaders that are needed in this complex, ambiguous and rapidly changing world, so what we have decisively kept for this new program is 12 years of learning and expertise in leadership development that works,” says Integral Leader program director, Sarah Rhead.
“Like all of our programs, including Integral Leader’s sister program, the Governor’s Leadership Foundation, this program is completely different to many more traditional offerings out in the market today. Its primary purpose is to increase the capacity of the person to be a more effective and successful leader and supports this with innovative and practical tools and frameworks. Many other programs focus primarily on the technical tools – in our experience a limiting approach.”
Sarah says starting at the individual level offers the most scope for creating change.
“The program starts on the inside before looking outward,” she says. “We start with the individual and work to deepen insight into belief systems or conflicting values which may be holding them back from achieving the success they aspire to. Understanding your style and preference as a leader is just the beginning.
“After examining their own inner operating system the participant is better equipped to understand others and this is applied to coaching, then leading teams and ultimately leading ...