October 6, 2020
JMJ is launching a new podcast series called ‘What Does Poetry Have to do With Leadership?’ This series is for individuals looking to build on their leadership development skills to empower and motivate their people and to become strong and effective adaptive leaders who can navigate the business challenges of today.
This podcast series uses poetry as a creative leadership tool to help leaders generate and elevate critical conversations to shift teams and organizations into a new future. In today’s VUCA world, leaders require an array of adaptive leadership skills to help them motivate and inspire their teams. In this series, leaders will discover a creative leadership tool to use within their own teams and organizations as well as gain new insights, leadership distinctions, skills and tools to add to their repertoire.
“Poetry is the last preserve of honest speech and the outspoken heart.” Garrison Keillor, Author
Listen to JMJ consultants Kelli Bettenhausen and Kathryn Schindler, introduce the series while they explain and demonstrate “What Does Poetry Have to do With Leadership?” Why it is a novel tool for leaders, particularly in these times, and how poetry is becoming a business practice within today’s organizations.
Pull up a virtual chair and listen to our podcast series, one poem at a time, to see what you will learn and discover as we dive deeper into each of the poems over the coming months. The first poem of the series of podcasts to be released is “The Leader” by Roger McGough, which will be followed by the next poem and discussion, every other week.
The Leader the first podcast of the series “What Does Poetry Have to do With Leadership?”. In this first episode JMJ consultants, Kelli Bettenhausen and Kathryn Schindler explore a short poem by English Roger McGough “The Leader” and look at the big questions - What is Leadership? and What distinguishes Leadership?
“Leadership: one of the most observed and least understood phenomena on earth.” James MacGregor Burns
This will give you an opportunity to reflect on what leadership means to you from your childhood impressions to your more mature view of leadership today. As well as thinking about what leaders you personally admire and why.
Book: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't by Jim Collins
In Good to Great, former Stanford business professor Jim Collins offers a primer on turning the average into the exceptional.
“Come” is the poem for the second podcast of the series “What Does Poetry Have to do With Leadership?” In this episode, JMJ consultants Kelli Bettenhausen and Kathryn Schindler explore this poem by contemporary Australian poet Andrew Colliver and look at JMJ’s leadership distinctions of “getting on the balcony” and “not knowing.”
““To be effective, a leader must respond in the moment to what is happening. On the other hand, the leader must be able to step back out of the moment and assess what is happening from a wider perspective.” Ronald A. Heifetz, Professor This will give you access to two critical leadership skills for shaping the future. The conversation provides you an opportunity to look at when you are caught up in the field of action and when it’s important to step back into a larger view, as well as to reflect on how safe is it within your working environment to say “I don’t know”?
This will give you access to two critical leadership skills for shaping the future. The conversation provides you an opportunity to look at when you are caught up in the field of action and when it’s important to step back into a larger view, as well as to reflect on how safe is it within your working environment to say “I don’t know”?
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