Nurturing Poetic Leadership

Fri, 18th September, 2015 from 2:30 PM, in Lewes

With Sam Chittenden

In a world of complexity and ambiguity, there is a growing recognition that traditional styles of leadership (and perhaps of leadership development) no longer fit.  We need new approaches and tools.

Poetry deals in the currencies of passion and truth; its language is open and non-directive.  Poetry connects emotionally whilst allowing us the space to make our own interpretations.  These are vital skills for connecting with others in a noisy world.

The music of poetry can wake up our senses.  It can develop lateral thinking capabilities, and may help us to manage better in uncertainty.  Poetry sits with not knowing.

Leadership with these qualities may help to build resilience in a complex world.  Sam has set out some of these ideas in her book Rhyme and Reason – The Poetry of Leadership.

In this interactive session we will use poetry, metaphor and practical examples to flex our poetic muscles, and will explore our unique leadership styles through this medium.

Participants are invited to bring a favourite poem to share, and a curious mind.

Date, time and venue

Date(s) - 18/09/2015
2:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Lewes Subud Centre
26a Station Street
Lewes, BN7 2DB

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