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Labyrinth at the Buddhist Retreat Centre, Ixopo, Natal: http://www.brcixopo.co.za
A TYPICAL PROGRAM
Enjoy conversations and contemplations during a deep dive immersive, reflective and rejuvenating weekend designed to build and sharpen your governance, leadership and storytelling skills.
This is a unique opportunity to share and learn in a peaceful, supportive space.
Friday afternoon Enjoy the surroundings, dine, get to know each other around a fire in a boma setting.
Saturday After a pre-breakfast session where we share our dreams, visions and expectations for the day, we breakfast, then enter the immersive self-directed learning zones that are followed by periods of reflection and feedback. You may choose to work with topics such as:
Saturday evening After dinner, we get together for another fireside session to discuss paradoxes, ambiguities, contradictions and non-dual thinking in leadership life. Areas of interest could include: power AND compassion, spirituality AND secular workplaces, people AND planet AND profit, crises AND opportunities …
Sunday morning Before breakfast we gather to talk about the psychology of sustainability/ regeneration, and building personal resilience, grit and other virtues. We may discuss change fatigue, findings from behavioural economics and neuroscience that smooth change processes. Resilience: (In Quiet Desperation: The Truth about Successful Men - Jan Halper conducted 4000 Fortune 500 interviews and found that many leaders thought they'd wasted their lives in the pursuit of “empty and meaningless” goals, never thought success would bring unhappiness but it did, and couldn't balance personal and professional lives satisfactorily) .
At around midday we gather to share our experiences about moving forward, obstacles and possibilities. After lunch it’s time to journey back to the “real world”.
SHIFTS THAT OFTEN OCCUR
Distraction and Panic/ Focus, calm, agility, resilience & balance
Customer Centricity/ Customer, Citizen and Environmental Guardian-centricity
Profit maximization/ Sustainable triple bottom-line operations
Talent/Employee-engagement push/ Purpose-driven pull
Typical Values/ Displayed Character Virtues
Traditional structures/ Internal communities
BBEEE conformance/ Positively harnessed Diversity
Rules-driven/ Spontaneous leading through mindfulness
First-tier thinking/ Second-tier thinking
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes” - Marcel Proust
“We do not think ourselves into new ways of living. We live ourselves into new ways of thinking” - Richard Rohr
Our approach is non-directive. We hold a space for your self-driven journey to authenticity, influence and a meaningful legacy. We facilitate only in response to specific requests/invitations by you during your journey. The aim is to enable and nurture your evolution to becoming what Ken Wilbur terms a ‘second tier thinker’, to developing superior self-reflection, exploration and assessment skills, and to storyboard your chosen life, work and relationship journeys.
Our facilitators are well qualified, have experienced hardship, held leadership positions and understand the business world intimately, practice the techniques that they love sharing, have a passion for the development of others as leaders – and avoiding what Ed Schein calls ‘eloquent abstractions’ so that your learning is grounded practically. They are:
GAUTENG AND SURROUNDS
Steve Bánhegyi Bsc(Hons), MBPS is a facilitator, consultant and educational media developer with over 30 years consulting experience. My first "real job" after leaving university was as a management consultant after which I worked as a lecturer in Information Systems at Wits University for 4.5 years. I have consulted to diverse clients including government, NGOs, listed and private companies in the area of change and storytelling. My specialist areas include Storytelling, Systems Theory and Dynamics, KM, AI and NI (Artificial and Natural Intelligence), Change Management, Creativity and Thinking Skills. . email@example.com
Gerhard van Rensburg (DTh, MCom leadership studies) founded New Era Leadership in and worked as a leadership and executive coach, development facilitator and academic supervisor since 2005. He authored two books on leadership and is well-known for his articles in the leadership field and as a column writer for the CEO magazine. Gerhard van Rensburg is an experienced coach who has equipped me over the years to cope with the stresses and strains of life at the peak of an organisation. His calmness is infectious; his insight impressive and his ability to create distance crucial. Gerhard provides leadership frameworks that enables anyone to develop and to become independent from the coach. Leon Vermaak - CEO Telesure. Gauteng. Gerhard@neweraleadership.co.za
Graham Williams Hons B Com, BA, CMC is a management consultant, coach, thought provoker, narrative practitioner, author. His purpose is to bring healing to individuals, groups and organisations A recent CEO client has said: “Fantastic. In a word that’s how I describe Graham’s executive coaching prowess. Supported by unerring intuition for both content and pace, he has a gentle yet no-nonsense way of creating space for creative exploration, and encouraging clients to be themselves, confront issues, push their boundaries and arrive at clarity”. firstname.lastname@example.org