The Resilient Leader – lessons from the Antarctic

15 September 2016

The Resilient Leader

Date: 15 September
Time: 08:00am - 1.00pm 
Venue: Riddel Hall, 185 Stranmillis Road, Belfast, BT9 5EE
Members: £175+ VAT  Non-Members: £200+ VAT

Whilst no generally accepted definition of “leadership” exists, all explanations do agree on the fact that leadership involves the ability to influence others toward a specific action, direction or goal. 

In other words, to be effective, leaders must engage, communicate, guide and direct others. As a leader you will be required to ensure that others positively adapt to and rebound from the multitude and speed of the challenges that come their way. To do this, you must inspire others to overcome obstacles, to go places they would never have gone, and attempt things they would never have dared.

When others react to the unpredictability such demands bring, it takes specific leadership in daring to lead through uncharted territory and to motivate those whom fear has paralysed to grasp the possibilities the change may yield. To be the catalyst that inspires growth in the face of hardship, requires you as a leader to be both pliant as well as visionary, to appreciate the inherent dangers, and yet have the confidence to forge a determined path.

There is no greater example of this than Ernest Shackleton and the Trans-Antarctica expedition of 1914-1917. The survival of the crew in this hostile environment was due Shackleton’s resilience and leadership skills. There are lessons to be learned from Shackleton and the Antarctic as we navigate the often hostile business environment.

This workshop will begin the process of equipping you with a toolkit to develop your personal resilience and also to influence the resilience and culture of your organisation.

You will receive a Canary survey in advance of the workshop so you can think about your own results before the day and there will be takeaways to action back in your organisation.

Presented by the leadership and development consultancy practice Toward Limited. 

Book online here or please contact Julie-Anne Clarke 

Minimum numbers: 10
Cancellation: at least 5 working days’ notice.
Prices include refreshments.

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