SELF AS LEADER, Executive Leadership Development
NOVEMBER 15-16, 2016. 9AM - 4PM.
PSC Corporate Learning Centre Suite 402, WTCC, 1800 Argyle Street
Margaret Wheately - Let Go and Lead
What keeps you sane in constant change?
Common sense but not common practice
Reflection is too important to leave to chance
Relationship is the resolution
World Cafe to go booklet
WHAT QUESTION, IF I MADE SOME PROGRESS ON IT, WOULD MAKE THIS A WORTHWHILE COUPLE OF DAYS?
WHAT IS YOUR EXPERIENCE OF LEADING IN THE NOVA SCOTIA GOVERNMENT? (WORLD CAFE)
The participant conversations surfaced key themes.
WHAT ARE THE CHOICES OR INHERENT TENSIONS OF LEADING IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE RIGHT NOW?
Politics vs. Evidence Based Decision Making
Risk Aversion vs. Innovation
Improvement Change vs. Change Fatigue
Changing Views on What is the Public Good
Media Scrutiny vs. Transparency in Government
Conflicting and Changing Priorities
Long Term Work in a Short Term Environment
Understanding Sphere of Influence
Doing More with Less
Collective Agreement vs. Best Fit Hiring
DIVERGE - CONVERGE
CLOSING - WHAT ARE YOU MOST AFRAID OF?
"REFLECTIONS TOO IMPORTANT TO LEAVE TO CHANCE" - Peter Senge
Reflection's too important to leave to chance
Take a stance
I demand my time
See life in a state
Time out is not for charity
We've got to stop and think
Or life's just gone in a blink
Though life in a haste
What a waste.
Follow my heart
If I dare
Be the tortoise and not the hare
Follow my heart
GENERATIVE LISTENING CONVERSATIONS
LEARNING, EARNING & CONTRIBUTING
3 UNAMBIGOUS, PROVOCATIVE STATEMENTS OF WHAT YOU STAND FOR
HOW WILL YOU APPLY YOUR PERSONAL CODE?
WHAT MOMENTUM ARE YOU TAKING BACK TO YOUR WORK?
Courage to change the story
Chaos is ok
How I show up is what I give permission for
I'm starting a new initiative tomorrow. I'm throwing out what we've done and starting over with my team
Feeling kind of brave. I want to take my team to the groan zone
Work with the stances ongoing
Validation - it's ok to look after yourself
Together we have walked the talk
Really positive - I'm going to be ok
Not knowing the path forward doesn't make me a bad leader
Message from the Hopi Elders; 2001