The world of work is in turmoil:
– vocations have been turned into jobs where self-fulfillment is impossible
– the interaction between people at work has become highly mechanical
– even when the general tone is nice and professional, people are treated disrespectfully by default – this is not a surprise in a zero-sum game
– trust is a rarity
– toxic, ill-willed behavior has become a given in many places
– although ethics and “quantitative values” are mutually exclusive categories, people who are judged based on KPI’s get to decide what’s ethical
– authenticity is in short supply: in fact, it’s hardly possible at all
The majority of leadership development programs have emerged from this very milieu, teaching people, quite paradoxically, how to strive in such an environment while maintaining it. Both good intentioned managers and corporate criminals (caught and uncaught), as well as career politicians have successfully graduated from these, forming an increasingly undifferentiated mass of decision makers.
We invite you to a journey on an alternative path that challenges the very fundamentals of work and business, and gives you tools, opportunities and perhaps even courage for making fundamental change.
Whatever domain of life you are active in, your views, thinking, behavior and acts determine how you’re perceived and respected in your organization. The rest are technicalities that you’ve probably learned to master already.
In this journey we shall rely on real principles, not on their business versions; let’s face it: there are no such things as business ethics, business leadership, business philosophy, business thinking, business relationships or professional behavior for that matter. Business, modelled after a machine and infused by scientism, knows nothing of people.
The curriculum we offer is inspired by a relentless pursuit of the truth, and is based on Western and Far Eastern Traditions, drawing on the works of Pythagoras, Stoic philosophers, Lao-Tsu, Confucius, Miyamoto Musashi, and others – not on the opinions and experiences of business celebrities.
We have carefully compiled a total of 18 topics, covering three principles and how they are reflected in 11 personal and 4 social practices that are indispensable for leadership and, just as importantly, for “followership”, which is not any less as honorable.
The program is open to all. It consists of maximum 10 sessions in small groups of up to 6 people.
Length: maximum 10 months, sessions are held minimum once a month.
It is also ideal as a supplementary corporate leadership development program in your own office: based on interests and desired outcomes, select topics may be assembled for individuals and teams to develop authentic leadership and to transform teams into authentic communities.
Price: €175 / person / session. Free for unemployed managers!
To register or to request information on the modules, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org