DUE TO THE WEATHER THIS CLASS HAS BEEN POSTPONED.
Please join Reverend Nate in exploring the work of Daniel Goleman, who explains why leaders need to cultivate a triad of awareness—an inward focus, a focus on others, and an outward focus.
- “Inner” focus refers to self-awareness and self-management: how well we can tune in to our guiding values, know our strengths and limits, handle our distressing emotions so they don’t interfere with getting things done, marshal our positive emotions to stay motivated in working toward our goals, and bounce back from setbacks.
- “Other” focus describes how well we attune to people, our empathy, which allows us to understand how people perceive things, how they feel, and what we can do to help them be at their best. Tuning in to others this way provides the basis for competencies like motivating employees, persuasion and influence, negotiation and conflict resolution, and—increasingly important—teamwork and collaboration.
- “Outer” focus has to do with how well we can sense the large forces that shape our world—whether organizational dynamics, such as whose opinion matters most for a decision, or economic forces, such as how a new technology will roil a market, or environmental trends, such as the new value placed on lower-carbon processes. Outer awareness allows a leader to formulate a winning strategy that anticipates what’s coming.
This workshop will serve as a Leadership Retreat on Monday, February 3, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the second floor Shared Ministry Suite.