Our brains read and interpret life in terms of what we already know. That capacity is a design feature. It protected our ancient ancestors from jungle predators, and it protects us today from city buses. Following that tradition, we try to become better leaders by piling more knowledge on our already loaded brains.
The trouble is that knowledge lives exclusively in the past, and life, demanding leadership now, will not wait for us to check our files. As leaders, we are called to deliver on a future that wasn’t going to happen anyway and, in that context, respond effectively in this new never-before moment. For that, we would do better to let our history and experience shine a light on the present while we take a look at possibilities beyond the “known.”
Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership provides a breakthrough in leadership development that makes that possible. Pioneered at the US Air Force Academy and graduate schools around the world, the course represents a new science of leadership that leaves people being leaders and exercising leadership effectively as their natural self-expression.
Haroon Mokhtarzada, CEO of Webs and a graduate of Harvard Law, credits Being A Leader with fundamentally changing the way he thinks and interacts with the world.
According to Ryan Allis, CEO of Hive Global, “The course looks at why we do what we do as human beings and provides us access as leaders to aligning ourselves and our teams with deeply moving missions that are bigger than ourselves. I tell my friends it’s the best leadership course I’ve ever been part of.”
Dorrier Underwood is proud to offer Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership as a six-month program starting this fall.
Participants are encouraged to register early to give themselves time for the extensive preparation that is part of this rigorous program.
Click here for a program flyer with more details, including dates for both our Dallas, TX, and Raleigh, NC, offerings.
Click here to access BeingALeader.net. (Dorrier Underwood’s program differs in length, coaching availability, focus on your program initiative, and size of cohort. Course content is the same.)
Organizations that want to develop several people simultaneously qualify for discounts in the Raleigh and Dallas programs. In-house programs with full teams are also available. For more information, visit our website or contact Ginny Brien.