This class discusses and explores your leadership philosophy, which is a summation of all the convictions, principles, and rules of conduct that guide you in your life and your leadership.
We will guide you through a process to help you draft a first version of your leadership philosophy by asking you lots of questions to help you crystallize the personal convictions, principles and rules of conduct you believe in and seek to honor in how you live and lead every day.
Taking the time to articulate your leadership philosophy will enable you to become more intentional about your leadership – i.e. it will provide you with an explicit platform to hold yourself accountable.
It will help you truly walk your talk, which as you know is fundamental to your leadership credibility. However, articulating your leadership philosophy is not just for your own benefit.
It will also help you share more easily with your team what they can expect from you as their leader and how you expect them to go about their work.
To help you articulate your leadership philosophy, we will look at how you live and lead from 4 different angles:
Once we have worked through all that, you will have a comprehensive first draft of your leadership philosophy and we will finish the class with a lecture on how to put it to use. Because writing it is only the beginning. A leadership philosophy that ends up in your drawer or hidden in a folder on your laptop is of no use at all. However, when you follow our guidance on how to put it to real use, it has the power to exponentially improve your leadership effectiveness.
In this lecture we work with students to try and surface the key principles, beliefs and convictions that guide them in how they pursue their own goals - i.e. this is a section which focuses on what they expect from themselves, every day, in how they live and lead
In this lecture we look at how a student's principles and beliefs for how they lead & live every day can help or hinder them in their current context
In this lecture we explore what the student's beliefs, principles and convictions are about what kind of relationship they want to have with the people who work for them
In this lecture we explore what the student's beliefs, principles and convictions are about how they want to interact with the people who work for them.
In this lecture we explore what a student's long standing beliefs, principles and convictions are about how people should act to perform well at their job.
In this lecture we discuss why it is so important to take the time to really articulate your work-life boundaries and how to do that in a way that sticks.
In this lecture we introduce student to a series of questions for reflection, which will help them define their work-life boundaries.
In this lecture we explain how to use your leadership philosophy on a daily basis, once you have finished articulating it - because it definitely won't be useful if it ends up in a drawer!!!!
Brenda van Camp is the founder and CEO of SharpAlice Inc., an organizational & leadership development platform which designs and delivers leadership development programs specifically focused on enabling women to lead as well as working with organizations to help their women & men in leadership work more effectively together.
Prior to founding SharpAlice, Brenda earned her stripes working as a marketing executive for consumer companies. Most recently she was the Chief Marketing Officer of Blurb – the leading online self-publishing platform based in San Francisco. Prior to that, Brenda was the SVP, International Head of Marketing for the international auction house Christie’s. Earlier in her career, Brenda honed her business skills as a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton and Publicis Consultants and as an Investment Director for two European venture capital firms.
Having worked & lived in the US, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, Brenda has a strong international orientation.
Brenda holds a BA and MA in Economics from the University of Amsterdam and professional coaching training from CTI’s Co-Active Coach® Training Program, The Leadership Practices Inventory® (LPI) Coach program and the Presence-Based Coaching® program.