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    Background  At the start of the Twenty-first Century, themes such as
    interconnectedness, fluidity, dynamism, paradigm shifts and the importance of
    process have appeared in the work of cutting-edge thinkers and practitioners
    from physics, psychology, business, et al.  Some of these are a rekindling of
    perennial ideas and others are radical departures requiring a whole new
    worldview.  More and more, these concepts are being applied to remake our
    perspective about leadership - where it comes from, what it is and isn’t, and
    how to be effective in practicing it.  

    The challenge before us as the Third Millennium unfolds is whether we’ll be
    able to ride the wave of expanding complexity and ever-evolving change with
    the wisdom, skills and courage required.  Among many necessary shifts (in
    thinking, awareness and behavior), perhaps the most critical one is moving
    toward  seeing leadership as social artistry, as opposed to the traditional views
    of a leader as a person with position, rank and privilege, an individual who
    holds certain personal qualities or one who accumulates business or political
    acumen.

    Process  This program combines presentations of some of the current
    seminal thinkers in leadership (taken from management, public policy, new
    science, process-oriented psychology and human potential group work) with
    experiential sessions for direct learning of concepts and personal exploration
    and integration.  Included are self-reflective exercises and interpersonal and
    group interaction providing opportunities to personally engage a variety of
    leadership considerations and to give and receive feedback related to
    dimensions of leadership effectiveness.  Material presented is relevant to
    individuals working within organizations as well as those interested in learning
    about leadership in other settings.

    Outcomes  In this program, participants will:        

  • Refine and expand their views of leadership.
  • Incorporate the latest scientific discoveries as to how the world works
    and the implications for leadership and organizations.
  • Discern differences among leadership, management, authority and
    technical work.
  • Understand necessary shifts in beliefs and behaviors for leaders.
  • Learn principles and tools for responding to new leadership challenges.
  • Recognize the relevance of authority issues, both personally and
    professionally.
  • Experience different forms of communicating and relating.
  • Become more aware of and comfortable with the process as well as
    the content aspects of leadership.
  • Become clearer about their own behavior across fifteen dimensions of
    leadership, including communication, handling of conflict, influence,
    problem-solving and style.
Third Millennium Leadership
“Everything is in a constant process of discovery and creating.”  
Margaret Wheatley
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