GLC XIII Leadership & Love (report)

The thirteenth iteration of the Global Leadership Café was held at Impact Hub Tokyo (http://en.hubtokyo.com/) on Thursday, June 16, 2016. What a fantastic space! Like the GLC, it’s open, agile and working on developing new ways of working, thinking, and being.

As always, the event was organized with the principle of distributed leadership, and so everyone and no one made it succeed. However a special shout-out needs to be made this time to Jake (Jacob Erlich) for the space-setting/art direction. He created some fantastic visual supports, turning a good space into a great one for our event.

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Particularly creative was Jake’s visual representation of our agenda, showing our activities (open/launch, movement exercise (process wheel), World Café rounds & breaks, harvest, circle feedback, feedback and clean-up). Each section of the clock-chart indicated the time roughly allotted to each activity. Brilliant!

visual agenda

After opening with a few words about our community and the background to “Leadership and Love”, we started with a Process work-style activity. Starting with the working definition of “loving X” as “wanting X to succeed, develop and grow”, we explored six spaces, each marked out as a physical location in the room with tape. Each space represented a ‘direction’ we could channel our love in our work:

  • Customers
  • Peers
  • Subordinates
  • Vendors/suppliers
  • Self
  • ?

The “?” represented any other entity participants wanted to explore. Interestingly, many chose “boss”. Other choices included “the environment”, “society”, and “the company as a whole”.

After moving to and trying out each perspective, participants were invited to move to the area they felt drawn to, the space that they wanted to operate from in their work. In the debrief, participants were asked to share what brought them to the space they chose and how they felt exploring the different perspectives. One interesting observation was that the group ended up spread out quite evenly – each space had a few people. Another was that in many cases, people had very different reasons for choosing the same space.

Next, the group explored three questions in a World Café:

  1. How did love impact your day today?
  2. Which leaders can you think of who embody love in their leadership? How would you define their leadership qualities?
  3. As a leader how can you support other’s passions?

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Typical for a Global Leadership Café, the conversations were rich and stimulating. There were diverse opinions shared on how ‘love’ could be defined in the context of both question 1 and 2. However, many conversations led to common discovery: that our leadership role models often operate from a place of (1) a desire to help others grow and generally make the world a better place; and (2) security – they know who they are, are comfortable with who they are, and thus are comfortable focusing their attention on others.

The Café harvest collected insights in three categories: “Head” (ideas/mindset), “Heart” (feeling/emotions) and “Hand” (concrete actions).

Harvest (1)

Harvest (3)

Harvest

In the debrief, among many other insights, we noticed that “listen” appeared in some form in the presentation of all three categories: to have a ‘listen carefully’ mindset (head); to listen with a selfless heart (heart); and to listen for other’s passions/excitement and reflect it (hand).

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In the final circle debrief, participants reflected on the event and shared some their feedback, insights, discoveries. A common takeaway was a renewed sense of purpose and a recharged desire to take greater advantage of the opportunities that we are given through our work to express, show, and embody love.

Wrapping up!

 

Karenni Social Development Centerでのグローバルリーダーシップカフェ

数名のGLCファシリテーターが2月20日にタイ・ビルマ国境へ行き、Karenni Social Development Center (“SDC”)でグローバルリーダーシップカフェを開催します。SDCとは、カレンニ族の人権を推進し、環境を保護するための地域参画型コミュニティーです。SDCは、法律に基づいて新しい社会をつくりあげることを目標としています。目標達成のために、SDCは若いカレンニ避難民が非暴力による社会変革を推進するための教育を行っています。

2月20日のグローバルリーダーシップカフェの目的はi) SDCが長期ビジョンを作成すること、ii) カレンニ族各自が実際持っている力量を認識してもらうこと、そしてiii)世界中のコミュニティーがSDCの変革的な活動を広められるよう明確に告知すること、です。参加者はSDCリーダーシップチーム、教授団、学生、卒業生及びボランティアです。他のカレンニ族コミュニティーリーダーは、共有されているチャレンジやこれからの希望について多様な観点から対話に加わります。

SDCはリーダーシップとイノベーションを根幹のテーマとしてかかげています。GLCチームは今回、SDLの成功に貢献出来ることを願うのと同時に、GLCコミュニティー自身の深く学べる学習機会としてもイベントに関わります。逆境や資源の限りがある中、SDCリーダーシップチームは持続可能な将来のための活動を活発化してきました。我々は今後の100年の間に必要とされているリーダーシップについて、このコミュニティーからたくさんの教訓を得られると考えています。

Karenni Social Development Centerについては、こちらhereをご覧ください。

この意義深いプロジェクトはRefugees International Japanによって実現化されました。RIJの避難民活動については、こちらhereをご覧ください。

SDCグローバルリーダーシップカフェについては、David Nevin (david.nevin@glpa-group.com)まで、お問い合わせください。

イベントの情報はここで読める!SDCのサイトでもエベントのイベントの情報はここで読める。

A Global Leadership Café at the Karenni Social Development Center

On February 20, a small team of GLC facilitators will travel to the Thai-Burma border to conduct a Global Leadership Café at the Karenni Social Development Center. The SDC is a small, community-based organization dedicated to protecting the environment and promoting the human rights of the Karenni people. The SDC’s aim is to build a new society based upon the rule of the law. To accomplish this, the SDC trains young Karenni refugees to become advocates in non-violent social change.

The objective of the Feb. 20 Global Leadership Café is to help the SDC create a long-term vision, appreciate their inner resources, and clearly articulate how other communities around the world can empower the SDC’s transformative work. Participants will include the SDC leadership team, staff, faculty, students, alumni and volunteers. Other Karenni community leaders will join the conversation, providing diverse perspectives on the shared challenges and opportunities ahead.

The SDC embodies leadership and innovation. While the GLC team hopes to contribute to the SDC’s success, this is also a fantastic learning opportunity for our community. In the context of adversity and limited resources, the SDC leadership team has created a strong and growing movement towards a more sustainable future. We believe that there are many lessons to learn from this community about the kind of leadership we need to thrive in the next 100 years. Find out more about the Karenni Social Development Center at their website here.

This inspiring project was made possible by Refugees International Japan. Find out more about RIJ’s work to assist refugees at their website here.

To find out more about the SDC Global Leadership Café, contact David Nevin (david.nevin@glpa-group.com).

You can read more about the event at our Tumblr site. You can also find more on the SDC web site.

A Global Leadership Café at the Karenni Social Development Center

A Global Leadership Café at the Karenni Social Development Center

On February 21, a small team of GLC facilitators will travel to the Thai-Burma border to conduct a Global Leadership Café at the Karenni Social Development Center (SDC). The SDC is a small, community-based organization dedicated to protecting the environment and promoting the human rights of the Karenni people. The SDC’s aim is to build a new society based upon the rule of the law. To accomplish this, the SDC trains young Karenni refugees to become advocates in non-violent social change.


SDC
Photo courtesy of Alex T

The objective of the Feb. 21 Global Leadership Café is to help the SDC create a long-term vision, appreciate their inner resources, and clearly articulate how other communities around the world can empower the SDC’s transformative work. Participants will include the SDC leadership team, staff, faculty, students, alumni and volunteers. Other Karenni community leaders will join the conversation, providing diverse perspectives on the shared challenges and opportunities ahead.

The SDC embodies leadership and innovation. While the GLC team hopes to contribute to the SDC’s success, this is also a fantastic learning opportunity for our community. In the context of adversity and limited resources, the SDC leadership team has created a strong and growing movement towards a more sustainable future. We believe that there are many lessons to learn from this community about the kind of leadership we need to thrive in the next 100 years. Find out more about the Karenni Social Development Center at their website here.

This inspiring project was made possible by Refugees International Japan. Find out more about RIJ’s work to assist refugees at their website here.

To find out more about the SDC Global Leadership Café, contact David Nevin.

グローバル・リーダーシップ・カフェ VIII 「体現化されたリーダシップ」2月6日 ウエスレーセンター

「体現化されたリーダシップ」とは?
あなたは身体の発する知性をどれぐらい認識していますか?
日頃、身体の内側からリーダシップを発揮していますか?それとも外側からですか?自分の価値観や目的に基づいた行動をとっていますか?それとも 周囲と共有する価値観に基づいた行動を取っていますか?期待値や利益、失敗することへの恐れなどは、あなたの判断や選択にどの程度影響しているのでしょうか?

こうした質問は、2月6日の「体現化されたリーダーシップ」ワークショップにて、体感することができる対話内容の一部となります。2月6日は、どうぞ私たちと一緒にこの対話にご参加ください。あなたのユニークなリーダーシップを体感し、周囲に対してポジティブな影響力を身につけてください。

このグローバル・リーダーシップ・カフェでは、「体現化されたリーダーシップ」について様々な理解の方法を模索し、リーダーの行動や振る舞いの方向性について焦点をあてます。身体の姿勢やスタンス、その表現を変えることを通して、脳のバランスや身体のフローの変化を体感してください。

リーダーシップ・カフェでのアクティビティやディスカッションへの参加を通して、私たちの姿勢や表情を変えてゆく
エクササイズを通して、リーダーとして欠けているかもしれない感情の源について学んで頂けます。

主張を表す、または控えるリーダーシップの姿勢を体感することによって、人から協力を得るときに必要な行動、姿勢、在り方を理解することにつなげてゆきます。このリーダーシップカフェから学びたいことはどんなことでしょうか?あなたのユニークな貢献はどんなことになりますか?2月6日にお会いできるのを楽しみにしています。

リーダーシップカフェ参加登録はこちらから
2月6日のリーダシップ・カフェでディスカッションしたい質問を教えてください。皆様から寄せられたご質問の中から一部を実際のカフェで取り上げさせていただきます

注意: リーダーシップカフェは英語で行われ、対話は英語のみとなります。