It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change. In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals because they succeed in adapting themselves best to their environment.(C. Darwn)
The Art of Adaptability – Personal Leadership Development Program
The world around us changes from moment to moment in a viscously fast manner. We must survive and not only survive but do well under unpredictable circumstances with limited resources. We do not have the luxury any more to wait and see then build theories about the “best practices’ in such an ever changing environment. We must think on our feet, decide and act quickly. It is not easy. However, we can develop skills – such as adaptability, flexibility and resilience among many – that allow us to respond successfully to the curveballs that life throws at us unexpectedly. All these skills belong to the world of creativity.
This course aims to support participants to develop their creative muscles in order to act as successful leaders in an ever changing world.
I. Building Character
1) What does it take to be creative, adaptable, flexible and resilient?
2) Developing creative character: Who are you when nobody’s looking?
3) Risk management
II. Developing the Creative Thinking Tank
Skills of Creative Thinking: Intuitive Thinking; Strategic thinking; Scenario Planning,
III. Expanding the Horizon
Let’s have some real experiences of Being a Creative Leader.
Practice, practice, practice!
Right-Brain Leadership 101 ™
To put it simply, according to an old fashioned model, Leadership is about achieving results by managing business deals and the people involved in them.
Today’s world requires holistic leaders who can lead from within using both rational and intuitive thinking skills. This involves the leader applying all his mental faculties, integrating both right and left hemisphere functions of the brain. In order to do that, however, s/he must focus essentially on him/herself as a leader, rather than on the subject matter.
Therefore, leadership is not only about managing people, being hard-core and creating a successful business anymore. It is much more about becoming inspiring, leading by example, creating value and contributing to the betterment of the world. Leadership is also about moving away from the above mentioned old-fashioned leadership model where the leader is supposed to be knowledgeable, capable, tough and feisty; and moving towards being creative, adaptable, having integrity, being self-aware, recognizing his/her passions and how to package all that in a well-defined niche -his/her personal leadership style.
All these wonderful qualities are available to us all, however, they can only be reached and developed by deepening your self-awareness and allowing your ‘righ-brain’ faculties to take up more dominion in your everyday life.
As a result of our education system that sadly mostly emphasizes the use of the left-brain functions such as rational and logical thinking and almost completely ignores mindfulness and creativity, by the end of our education, we mostly lose touch with our more intuitive and creative thinking skills that are chiefly located in our right hemisphere.
Using our so-called ‘right-brain’ allows us to gain a deeper understanding of both ourselves and the world surrounding us.If we wish to become authentic and holistic leaders, we need to integrate the forgotten skills of the’right-brain’ and deepen our understanding of who we are and what we stand for.
This training approaches Leadership from a developmental angle instead of a mere business perspective. Leaders are human beings. We do not act and make our decisions only from our rational and logical so-called ‘left-brain’. Without using our ‘right-brain’ or creative and intuitive side our leadership will lack flavour.
Leading with integrity comes from being able to observe a situation from various point of views and integrating the complexity of others’ involvement in it.
This introductory leadership course is particularly designed for leaders of informal groups such as teachers, educators, etc.
Participants are asked to prepare a list of problem areas where they think they have challenges as leaders
The aim of the course is to gain an understanding of what right-brain functions are and what qualities a creative leaders have. In order to achieve that participants will do practical exercises that support their self-discovery and the development of creative leadership habits.
Facilitator: Ms Ildiko Kudlik
ILdiko has 25-year experience as an educator and trainer. She has lived and worked in many countries over world and she is able to bring an understanding of creative diversity to her work.
Ildiko started her career as a teacher working with both children and adults. Over the years, Ildiko has delivered her services in collaboration with a range of educational institutions and projects in the European Union naming a few Communication Academy, Essence Seminars, and Hudson International.
Over a period of 10 years, Ildiko founded and acted as the senior advisor of the Bridge-Hid Charity. The organisation ran bespoke programmes to help people develop their creative self-expression, self-esteem and self-awareness.
At the heart of all my work I believe that we are all deeply creative beings. My passion is to support others to find their child-like enthusiasm and curiosity, and to use the fruits of that experience in any endeavours successfully.