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September Flight Path: Navigating the leadership edge and embracing inner development 🧭

Newsletter, September 2023

I’ve had the opportunity to engage with leaders from across the globe this month and there’s consistent theme emerging - the world of work is undergoing a significant shift and our approach to leadership must be at the forefront of this change. It seems that we’ve long been standing on the edge looking over the precipice for sometime but now it’s time mobilise.

The edge is a concept used in coaching, an invisible boundary between our known ways of thinking, relating and behaving and less known or unfamiliar ways of being. This month’s edition will explore how we can courageously cross these thresholds to enhance our leadership capacities. 

Are you ready for the work revolution?

This month, I had the privilege of participating in a panel discussion at FuturePlace’s APAC REwork 2023 Summit, where we delved deep into the notion of a work revolution and questioned whether leaders are prepared for what lies ahead. As people leaders, we find ourselves in a liminal space, possibly unsure about how to transition.

To prepare for the future, we must embark on an inner journey, fundamentally reshaping our approach to leadership, beginning with ourselves. This shift goes beyond management strategies - it's about nurturing our inner lives, deepening our connection with our thoughts and emotions, and becoming more emotionally intelligent leaders. These qualities form the foundation for building trust and understanding among our teams. You can read more on my reflections in this article.

Inner Development Goals Summit & One Question

As an Inner Development Goals (IDGs) practitioner and co-convenor of the regional Australia IDG Hub, I am excited about the upcoming annual summit which starts in just two weeks. While I won’t be in Sweden, I will be connecting virtually with my peers, and digital tickets are still available.

This year's summit promises to be an extraordinary journey into the heart of inner development for a more sustainable future. Join a global community of change-makers and empower yourself with insights, tools, and connections to fuel your own development and ignite positive change in your organisations, communities and beyond. Secure your tickets here.

In other IDG news, we recently launched the One-Question Global Survey providing an opportunity for everybody to help shape our understanding of the transformational skills necessary for a more sustainable future. So far, we’ve received over 1000 submissions from over 30 countries! I invite you to contribute to this crucial conversation by taking the survey.

What I am listening to 🎧

I highly recommend this conversation with Arthur C. Brooks on The Tim Ferriss Show. Tim and Arthur explore happiness, reverse bucket lists and much more. Arthur C. Brooks is a Professor of Management Practice at the Harvard Business School, where he teaches courses on leadership and happiness. I’ve just ordered his newest book Build the Life You Want: The Art and Science of Getting Happier co-authored with Oprah Winfrey. Watch this space for a review!

Quote I'm pondering 💬

"What lies behind us, and what lies before us, are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I hope this was helpful and sparked some insights. I would love to hear your thoughts! 

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