Contemplative Leadership Small Groups

One of the most untapped leadership development tools is the creation of small groups where people can slow down from fast-paced work environments. Through a combination of contemplative practice and dialogue, leaders find support to lead from stillness vs. distractedness, stay true to themselves, to others, and the purposes and they serve.

Small groups provide a safe place for leaders to connect with their inner lives, explore questions of meaning, and find space to honor the discomforts and stretching that go along with deep change. Leaders often do not take time or have the luxury of such places.

As groups create psychological safety, they become communities of trust. Leaders can find support for their growing edges and learn to hold the tension of opposites until new insights emerge and something is liberated… “a power we did not know we had, a hope, a capacity for life, a resilience, an ability to bounce back, a capacity to grow and change, a power of creative transformation”. (Thomas Merton)
Finally, small groups are practice communities for incubating the seeds of change needed for our times. By helping leaders to evolve personal, social and organizational consciousness, leaders are freed to direct their minds and hearts and energies to the truly important issues of our common human existence.

* U-Lab for Contemplative Leadership – First Wednesday of each month

* Introduction to Contemplative Leadership – First Thursday of each month

* Contact info@contemplative-leadership.com for more information.