Today’s economy calls for disruptive innovation over incremental advance. Instead of seeking a technological silver bullet to increase productivity (an artifact of an idea from the Industrial Era), organizations need to create healthy interdependencies of trust, loyalty, collaboration, and fearlessness in order to tap into their human potential that leads to groundbreaking innovation. Instead, most companies continue to focus almost exclusively on the outcomes – “throughput” – forgetting the human variable.
This workshop uses movement as a non-hierarchical, collaborative and intuitive process that provides an alternative approach to relating to others, an out of the box way of looking at more common working systems defined by status, competition and logic. Participants will have an opportunity to stretch beyond their perceptions of what is possible and be guided in a practice that will teach them how to pause and cultivate mindfulness and awareness, take more risks at work by standing in the face of fear, experiment using their creative process, while leading teams more collaboratively, cultivating high levels of trust within their organization.
Using a process of guided physical activities, this highly interactive and movement-based practicum aims to build a sense of personal expression, experimentation, mindfulness, collaboration and trust among the participants. We will explore concepts such as open focus, non-verbal communication, group decision-making, and self-awareness. The exercises are designed to be fun, creative, and inclusive of participants of all abilities. Introducing the participants to the behavioral qualities of inspirational leadership, creativity and innovation, the activities build on simple, quotidian movements like walking in space, with variations in speed, direction and quality, ensuring everyone is comfortable and capable of fully participating.
By offering this unique movement based approach, we provide a space for participants to naturally engage with their creative process, and foster an environment to experience and practice inspirational leadership behaviors. Participants will leave the workshop with a fresh lens of what is required of 21st Century leaders to create and sustain progressive and principled performance organizations.