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For some background to our thoughts on connective leadership, see Issue-10 of our Conversational Coaching E-News with articles on compassion in conversations and leadership. Download CC E-NEWS here.

Bill Cropper of The Change Forum will discuss "Leading with Feelings - 7 Practices of EI Leaders" at  the Leadership Lounge to be held in Brisbane on February 13, 2007.  Register your interest through Leadership Connexion

 

The Leadership Lounge is a monthly learning forum for Queensland public sector leaders. Why not take a look at what's coming up at the next Leadership Lounge in Brisbane...

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Bill Cropper of The Change Forum will discuss "Leading with Feelings - 7 Practices of EI Leaders" at  the Leadership Lounge to be held in Brisbane on February 13, 2007.  Register your interest through Leadership Connexion

 

The Leadership Lounge - Forum for Queensland Public Sector Leaders

Leadership Lounge #51

Monday November 9, 2009

Guest Presenter:

Bill Cropper

Director, The Change Forum

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Is there room for more connectivity and compassion in a practical leadership context? Why bother with them anyway? And why is developing such soft skills so hard?

Connective LeadershipCompassion in action

“Compassion is not a dirty word. It's time we rehabilitated compassion into the national political vocabulary of this great nation of ours.” Kevin Rudd – PM.

The public profile of a powerful leader is someone who’s tough, decisive, hard-nosed, results-driven - who puts business before benevolence. But truly great leaders have the confidence and courage to cultivate connectivity and compassion. Human kindness? But also practical business sense. If you want committed action and superior performance, you have to connect with peoples’ feelings first. And connectivity is compassion in action.

Bill Cropper runs a suite of highly regarded clinics on relational, emotional and conversational leadership. His last Leadership Lounge covered 7 Practices of Emotionally Intelligent Leaders. In this lounge, he delves deeper into the 2nd of those practices – connective leadership.

This insightful session will provoke lively reflection on the role connectivity and compassion can play to lift leadership to another level. They’re not only telling social and emotional factors for vibrant, healthy workplaces - they’re also key to maintaining emotional balance, building up reserves of resilience, insulating us from the harmful effects of toxic emotions, relieving stress and re-energising and renewing yourself.

Topics we’ll unpack include:

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Skills package of connective leaders

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Components & stages of compassion

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Resonance – read your emotional radar

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Mindfulness and mental disciplines

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Why empathy isn’t an optional extra

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Leader stress and renewal strategies

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The damage dissonance does

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Even-mindedness & mental balance

Come along to this session to get a taste of connective leadership, try-out a technique or two to consciously cultivate connectivity and compassion and talk over the impact they might have on people, productivity, performance – and your own well-being, if you integrated them more into your leadership mix.

 

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