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GLC X - The Power of Appreciation | July 2, 2015

Thursday July 2, 2015 was a celebration and appreciation event: The 10th Global Leadership Cafe! We will explored creating better relationships with others through the Power of Appreciation by developing methods of communication that empower you in your interactions with others.

GLC IX - Empowering Communities and Organizations |April 10, 2015

In our 9th instalment of the GLC we explored how we empower communities and organizations, and how communities and organizations empower us. You can find a summary of the event here.

GLC VIII - Embodied Leadership | February 6, 2015

Our 8th installment in the Global Leadership Café series explored Embodied Leadership. We experimented with ways to become aware of and listening to our bodies as leaders. The exercises helped us better understand what qualities we admire and aspire for, and who we are as a leader.

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What is Embodied Leadership? How aware are you of your body intelligence? Do you lead from the inside out, or from the outside in? When you take action, do you base your actions on your own values and purpose, or on values most shared with others? How much do expectations, rewards or fear of punishment influence the choices you make?

These are some of the questions that are likely to emerge in our “Embodied Leadership” conversation on February 6th. Come join the conversation and learn how to embody your unique leadership qualities in order to make a positive impact on those around you!

At this Global Leadership Cafe we will explore different understandings of Embodied Leadership and focus in on one definition that connects our body and behavior a leader. Shifts in our body’s physical stance and expression, can change the flow and balance of our natural brain chemistry.

Through participating in activities and discussion we will get clues about how to muster emotional resources we might lack as a leader — simply through changing our body posture or facial expression.

Physically embodying a more assertive or a more subdued tone in the way we choose to lead can also help us understand how our behavior and physical presence resonates with others as we seek their cooperation. What would you like from this Cafe and what can be unique contribution? Please join us, Feb 6, 2015!




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?







Awakening the Dreamer | January 25, 2015

For the first time in Japan, the famed Pachamama Alliance Awakening the Dreamer Symposium was held in Tokyo IN ENGLISH!

The symposium was about the worldwide movement to create:

  • an environmentally sustainable,
  • spiritually fulfilling,
  • socially just,
  • human presence on this planet.
GLC VII - Team Collaboration | November 28, 2014

The seventh instalment in our Global Leadership Café series took on the Team Collaboration theme. It was an important theme for us to explore as the success of our community depends on our ability to collaborate as a Team. It is equally important for companies to explore Team Collaboration to gain a deeper understanding of what it is, why it is important and how to make it happen.

We explored questions like “what GREAT Team Collaboration have you experienced?” and “what can we do to encourage GREAT Team Collaboration in our organizations?”

GLC VI - Staying Foolish | October 3, 2014


The  sixth Global Leadership Café was held at Tsukiji Honganji Temple where we experienced a playful challenge involving collaboration, marshmallows and spaghetti before we entered into deep conversations guided by the following questions:

⇒ What are the benefits of being foolish or playful?

⇒ How can we incorporate play into work?

Read more about the event and its outcome in our summary.


GLC V - Creative Conflict | June 26, 2014


This Global Leadership Café held at Tsukiji Honganji Temple explored and transformed our attitude towards conflict. Our conversation was guided by these questions:

⇒ What does Conflict mean to you?

⇒ What can conflict create?

⇒ What can we do to encourage Creative Conflict?

Read more about the event and its outcome in our summary.

Future of Leadership Forum | May 15, 2014

May 15, 2014, a whole day of dynamic, interactive, experiential dialogue on fresh approaches to leadership at an individual, community, societal and global level at this. We explored the question, “What kind of leadership is required to hospice the death of the old system and midwife the new?”

GLC IV - Relationships to TIME | April 18, 2014

This dynamic global leadership conversation on April 18 included and transcended time management concepts and explored how our relationship to time effects our relationships, health and leadership styles. Learn more…

GLC III - Freedom to Fail | February 7, 2014

On February 7th, 2014, a diverse group explored how we can move from a “fear to fail” to “freedom to fail” mindset and what impact that may have on our lives. Learn more… and watch the video

GLC II - Feminine Qualities of Leadership | November 29, 2013

On November 29, 2013, we held an exciting café on the feminine qualities of leadership. We collectively explored how the feminine aspects of leadership are reflected within both men and women. Learn more…

GLC I - Japanese Contribution to Global Leadership | July 2, 2013

A diverse group of motivated people with interest in global leadership met in a World Café on July 2, 2013, to have a conversation about furthering Japan’s role in global leadership. Learn more…

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