Leadership Alchemyis an award winning, state-of-the-art program that develops leaders and Ambassadors of Positive Change who proactively create their desired future. Participants learn about leadership by being leaders and are transformed, from the inside out. Over the course of the 9-month program, participants: INTRODUCING • For more information contact: • Gail S. Williams, Program Manager, Gail.S.Williams@ nasa.gov, 301-286-0159 • Kanu Kogod, Bridges in Organizations, Kanu@Bridges-in-Orgs.com, 301-299-0744 • Scott Coady, The Institute for Embodied Wisdom, Scott@embodiedwisdom.com, 805-649-8900 • Visit the Leadership Alchemy Web Page: http://ohr.gsfc.nasa.gov/DevGuide/DevPrograms/Alchemy/home.htm • Read The Partnership for Public Service’s Case Study: http://www.ourpublicservice.org/solutions/solutions_show.htm?doc_id=197909 LEADERSHIP ALCHEMY at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD January 2006 • Gain personal insight and leadership mastery. • Understand the organization and leadership competencies to create the desired future and transform the organizational culture. • 3. Transform knowledge and skill into wisdom and action.
Leadership Alchemy Philosophy • Everyone can and should be a • leader. • Leadership is more than “what you • need to know” and “what you need • to do” – it is also about “who you • are” in the context of the • organization. • Learning begins with an • assessment of the current state and • active planning of the future. • Learning happens in a community • where relationships are built on • trust and respect for differences. • One learns in a whole-person fashion • (integrated mind, emotions, and • body). • A leader’s role is to influence • both the context and the mood of • the organization. • Mastery of the power of language • is essential to leadership. • Leaders make choices and take • responsibility for their own learning • and actions. • Learning can and should be fun. Leadership Alchemy Concepts Learned…Concepts Lived Appreciative Inquiry Action Learning Making Requests, Offers, and Declarations Influencing Telling Effective Stories for Organizational Change Developing Leadership Presence Emotional Intelligence Networking Presence and Authenticity Inclusiveness & Diversity Language of Leadership Confidence Building Leadership Values & Vision Coaching & Mentoring Building Trust Shadowing and Interviewing Leaders Teaming and Leadership Enemies of Learning Wellness and Balance Community of Practice