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potential, has asserted that most of us are functioning at a small fraction of
our potential, including capacity for leadership. He proposes that we can
develop dormant resources, live more fully, have richer and more meaningful
relationships, be more creative, and contribute more to our communities and
organizations by demonstrating greater social concern and leadership.
Among leadership theorists and practitioners, it is generally accepted that
leadership functions are not confined to role definitions and can emerge from
anywhere within a group or organization. An unfortunate reality is that the
potential for successful leadership lies underdeveloped in many individuals
and unrealized in many parts of our organizations.
Two modern sages on leadership provide some guidance about how to elicit
more leadership capability. Warren Bennis suggests that the most effective
leaders know who they are, what their personal strengths and challenges are,
and how to express themselves fully. Max DePree describes the “art of
leadership” as liberating, enabling and polishing people’s gifts.
This program is based on Otto’s “human potentialities hypothesis” noted
above, the assumption that the basic thrust of human beings is toward health
and optimal functioning and the understanding that the development of
potentialities is an ongoing, life-long process. It builds upon Bennes’
declaration that each of us has the wherewithal for leadership and Depree’s
conviction that leadership is about liberating people.
Process At the core of this program are the highly effective methods
developed at the National Center for the Exploration of Human Potential for the
release of individual potential. The emphasis is on assessing and developing
leadership potential and expanding self-definitions. A variety of positively
oriented, structured methods are utilized as a framework for self-reflection and
interpersonal exploration in a small group setting. We acknowledge and affirm
personal strengths and power, clarify and diminish blocks to actualizing
potential, develop empathy and acceptance, and kindle a sense of hope and
Outcomes In this program, participants will:
|Developing Leadership Potential
|"If we don't have a self-concept that will allow us to succeed
past a certain point, we don't."
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