Įkūnyta lyderystė (GRAL013) (Pasirenkamasis dalykas)

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Anglų kalba
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Course goals

Today's leaders face increasing complexity, rapid change, and high unpredictability. They are expected to continuously generate adaptive strategies and creative solutions. The success of individuals and organizations relies on the ability to establish a higher level of adaptive stability, enabling effective navigation through various pressures and facilitating continuous learning. The course "Embodied Leadership" is primarily practical in nature, focusing on developing proficiency in non-verbal and verbal communication, physical dexterity, creative thinking and moving. It provides practical exercises for self-regulation during crises, cultivates habits and practical insights for health and well-being, and establishes a framework for self-awareness as an "embodied leader" – someone who learns to trust and utilize their own body for more impactful communication and intuitive decision-making. The course offers a practical exploration of leading living systems, encompassing effective self-leadership and leading organizations.

Course results

  • Navigate Complexity and Cultivate Adaptive Learning: Students will develop the ability to navigate and move within complex environments, honing their skills in adapting to new and unpredictable situations. They will learn how to learn, embracing a growth mindset and acquiring strategies to continually adapt their leadership approach. By cultivating adaptive learning, students will be better equipped to thrive in dynamic and ever-changing contexts.
  • Gain Deeper Body Knowledge: Students will acquire in-depth knowledge about their bodies, including understanding how they function in response to diverse tasks. They will develop a heightened awareness of their personal limits and potential, enabling them to make informed decisions and take appropriate action. By gaining a deeper understanding of their bodies, students will maximize their personal effectiveness and harness their full potential as embodied leaders.
  • Utilize Self-Regulation Strategies in Crisis Situations: Students will employ self-regulation strategies to manage stress, maintain focus, and build resilience during times of crisis, enabling them to lead effectively and make sound decisions under pressure.
  • Analyze the Influence of Embodiment on Decision-Making: Students will critically analyze how embodiment, including bodily sensations and somatic experiences, influences the decision-making process, gaining insights into the connection between the body and intuitive decision-making as leaders.
  • Evaluate the Application of Embodied Leadership in Complex Systems: Students will evaluate the application of embodied leadership principles in leading complex living systems, considering the interconnectedness of individuals, teams, and organizations, and developing strategies to foster positive change and organizational growth.
  • Engage in Self-Reflection and Navigate Group Dynamics: Students will engage in self-reflection activities to deepen their self-awareness as embodied leaders, fostering an understanding of their strengths, limitations, and leadership style. They will also actively participate in group exercises, collaborating with partners and navigating different group dynamics by taking turns leading and following, providing constructive feedback, and adapting their approach to foster effective teamwork and synergy.