“The most exciting breakthroughs of the twenty-first century will not occur because of technology, but because of an expanding concept of what it means to be human.”
If we are to overcome the daunting problems of our times, we need conscious organizations―more purposeful and mindful businesses, more soulful schools, more productive nonprofits, and more connected congregations. AND we need people in those organizations who are leading with self-awareness and integrity.
The principles and practices of the Circle of Trust approach can be applied to entire teams, changing the organizational culture to one of community based on trustworthy relationships.
Here are a few related readings:
- The Dawn of System Leadership by Peter Senge, Hal Hamilton & John Kania
- Diving Into School Morale by Chris Lindholm
- Evolutionary-Teal, from Reinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage of Human Consciousness by Frederic Laloux (also see blog post)
- Five Attributes of Trustworthy Leadership, video with Diana Chapman-Walsh
- Level 5 Leadership: The Triumph of Humility and Fierce Resolve by Jim Collins
- Leading from Within from Let Your Life Speak by Parker J. Palmer
- Why Work Is Lonely by Gianpiero Petriglieri
Research by Tony Bryk and colleagues shows that the degree of relational trust among the adults in a school is a key variable in the success of school reform initiatives and their ability to raise student achievement.
When educators collaborate in an environment that invites them to bring their best selves to work each day, students and schools flourish. Our pilot program, Leading Together: Building Adult Community in Schools, addresses this need.
Read the Leading Together 2012-2013 Progress Report from the University of Virginia.
Geography of Grace is a four-day institute for those who have experienced one or more Courage & Renewal retreats and want to “bring it home” to their spiritual community.
After this program you can introduce the Circle of Trust approach to your congregation and receive a one-of-a-kind curriculum for small-group programming that you can use and adapt in your home community.
Leadership & teamwork across professional sectors
Whether in the business, education or nonprofit domains, research by Good to Great author Jim Collins has shown that great leadership is a blend of “genuine personal humility with intense professional will.” Such leadership capacities are what Courage & Renewal helps you cultivate for yourself, your team members and your organization.
Many Courage & Renewal facilitators are also leadership coaches and consultants who can work with individuals or teams to foster the kind of leadership and teamwork necessary to achieve organizational mission.
Contact us the Center for Courage & Renewal and we’ll be happy to talk with you about a customized program for your organization’s leadership team.
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