Exploring the challenge of how we develop the best leaders to deal with the future, LeaderShape Global with GRLI is launching a Transpersonal Leadership Deep Dive to focus on a a new mental model of leadership for the future which transcends current practice. In this blog, Greg Young, CEO, Leadership Global discusses the deep dive, how education institutions can support, and the role the GRLI is playing.
PURPOSE of the deep dive
We believe there is a need for a new mental model of leadership for the future that goes beyond current practice. An excellent route is to equip future leaders by preparing all university and business school students.
LeaderShape Global has been developing the why, what and how for over 20 years – this deep dive is a way to build on that work.
We want to collaborate with GRLI partners to co-develop the best offering(s) to students – in terms of content and delivery
Climate change, AI, population growth, inequality, competition of natural resources, communications technology, multigenerational organisations, geopolitics, and societal attitudes are all adding to the complexity of our world. The pace of that change accelerated with Covid-19, after which 68% of senior leaders expressed belief of a need for significant change how businesses think about the future.
This increasing complexity creates a need for a new mental model of leadership that goes beyond current practice.
As educational leaders, we have an obligation to equip young people with the technical and specialist cognitive skills for their life ahead AND prepare them for success where they actively contribute to making a better world.
WHAT kind of leadership development should be offered to students?
We know from experience that a journey of leadership development starts with increasing awareness, both of self and of people and world around us. This is followed by the development of our emotional intelligence and specifically how we can convert that to different leadership styles for different circumstances that positively impact organisational culture. This must be built in conjunction with a strong sense of personal purpose, backed by consciousness of values that informs behaviours and decisions, and aligns with organisational purpose.
HOW can universities and business schools best contribute?
Imagine a world where every student leaving higher education has an awareness of the requirements of good leadership and is prepared and ready to take on their first leadership role knowing what is needed.
This requires every student on every undergraduate program to complete at least one module to develop their knowledge of the kind of leadership required. It would suggest that every student taking a post-graduate course should take a further module to develop their leadership skills. Those completing MBAs would have a greater depth of learning in leadership, and there would be the opportunity for students to undertake a Master’s in leadership.
Our proposal is to work with individual HEIs and/or groups of HEIs to integrate content and expertise into your programs and courses so that you can provide the latest thinking in leadership development.
Relationship with GRLI
LeaderShape Global ( LeaderShape Global – Home ) has been developing advanced leadership development programs for over 20 years. We have been an active Associate Partner of GRLI for several years including providing the Leadership module for the GRLI collaborative course, “Globally Responsible Leadership for Sustainable Transformation”, with seven other partners.
The deep dive is taking place on the 14th February. Register here to be involved!