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Specific and Customized for Teams, Companies and Individuals

We recognize there is an urgent need for widespread and targeted leadership capacity. We have spent the last 20 years practicing and learning from the best; our workshops are built on these hard-won lessons.  Each will challenge and enrich you while providing you with a pragmatic understanding of what else is possible, and how to get there.


Adaptive leadership

Our environments are constantly changing, often forcing individuals and organizations into critical moments of transition. How we respond is up to us. This workshop goes beyond the theory of adaptive leadership -- or the act of moving people off the status quo -- to provide a practical set of activities that will help you both assess and address the toughest challenges that lie ahead. The workshop offers a comprehensive and systematic approach to mobilizing others: steering teams, organizations, communities and networks in a complex and rapidly-changing world. Filled with examples from business and public life, and combined with practical tools and concrete tactics, the workshop will help you to make progress on your current and future leadership challenges.

The practice of Adaptive Leadership focuses on providing you with three critical capacities to help you become a more flexible and effective leader:

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Leadership in a permanent crisis

This workshop provides participants the strategy and stamina to do leadership work over long periods of time. When the challenges are daunting and unending, we need a specific set of disciplines, skills and strategies to both deliver change and sustain ourselves.

Leadership in a Permanent Crisis does not create martyrs who exhaust and destroy themselves for the cause. It creates benevolent problem-solvers who fight every day battles with the savvy, strength and stamina required to overcome current and future obstacles.

finding your purpose & answering the call

Mark Twain famously said, “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” In a wonderful, hectic and complicated world, it is important to know what we are here for. This is an existential question for some. For others, it is a pragmatic question of what to spend energy and focus on each day.

In this workshop, we get out of the abstract and help each individual find his or her own answer. We tackle the question, what is my current Assignment? We use the language of Assignment because it helps locate the work to be done, the pragmatic outcomes to be achieved and the talents required to achieve it. When individuals deliver on their Assignment they create enormous vitality for themselves and others. They are then able to begin their subsequent Assignment. Participants leave with both an understanding of what they should do now, and, when that’s concluded, the tools to figure out what comes next.

Building Partnerships Across Differences

Our future likely depends on our ability to partner, collaborate and rely on others who have differing and competing interests and beliefs.  Alexander Grashow has spent the last twenty years sitting in the middle of some of the toughest conversations, guiding them to resolution. Through these game-changing efforts, he has learned how to build relationships through dealing effectively with conflict. Alexander shares these stories and tools for your organization or team to help you build partnerships in the midst of conflict. The good news: these tools can be internalized. The bad news: you are going to have to get out of your silo and put in work.

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Customized Workshops

We would love to build a custom workshop or retreat for your organization. Contact us to learn more about partnering!

Contact us to learn about bringing our faculty to your team, organization or next conference. We are happy to answer any questions about how our workshops will leave participants with both an upgraded capacity and a bolstered commitment to create a better future.

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