This course is accredited with by the Services Seta. Unit standard 252031 at NQF Level 5 worth 4 credits.
Holistic Leadership is not a set of skills, but rather a mindset that enables leadership to emerge. This mindset can be best described as ‘mindfulness’ – the state of being fully aware of self and others.
The course objective is to understand and apply holistic leadership. It is a guide to going further on the quest for self-development to where business, personal and societal challenges are handled with better clarity. You will gain insight into your reactions to the world, and learn to respond as a true leader.
The objective is to make better leaders by understanding ego; consciousness; compassion; automaticity; attention and ‘the now’; acceptance versus judgement; intellectual, emotional and spiritual dimensions of knowing; and other aspects of being a whole person. Our experiences of these aspects of ourselves constrain us and our teams. But we can lift ourselves, and those around us above and beyond familiar habits of thought, feeling and action. By appreciation of human potential, we can expand our visions, and lead and inspire those around us.
The course helps delegates identify and overcome personal stumbling blocks to holistic leadership through self-assessment of The Seven Aspects of Holistic Leadership©.
The learning environment is interactive and accepting, with plenty of activities to give delegates first-hand experience of the concepts. A practical and supportive approach helps delegates to really grasp holistic leadership and experience its benefits.
Introductions and Background
Understanding Leadership Intelligence: IQ, EQ and SQ
Wider Perspective: Solutions for Self and World
The Key to Holistic Leadership: Mindfulness
Levels of Consciousness and Self-image
Attention and the Now
The Mindfulness Process for Holistic leadership
Meditation: The Ancient and Modern Way to Mindfulness
The Seven Aspects of Holistic Leadership
Tools & Techniques
This is an interactive course using unique practical tools and techniques for developing Holistic Leadership and The Seven Aspects of Holistic Leadership©.
Questionnaires and activities are used to facilitate breakthrough experiences. The process includes interactive feedback sessions and group discussions. There are twenty (20) activities covered in the course to ensure learners practice and experience the concepts learnt.
Activity 1 Positive Introductions
Activity 2 Expectations
Activity 3 Sample Leader
Activity 4 Baseline SQ Questionnaire and SQ Map
Activity 5 Self Image Exercise
Activity 6 Understanding Automaticity
Activity 7 Three-minute Breathing Space
Activity 8 Compassionate Chair Work
Activity 9 Observing the Ego
Activity 10 Mindful Eating
Activity 11 The Monkey Mind and the River
Activity 12 Loving Kindness Meditation
Activity 13 Centring Meditation
Activity 14 Considering the Seven Aspects
Activity 15 Jim’s People Skills
Activity 16 Your Stumbling Block to Holistic Leadership
Activity 17 Question the Facts
Activity 18 The Symphony
Activity 19 Opportunities to be a Holistic Leader
Activity 20 A Letter to Myself