In order to assist the small and start-up business community, the School of Life offers a selection of key business workshops in our public program. These provide a cost-effective way for start-ups or smaller businesses to access the support of developing key emotional skills to thrive in the professional lives and to sustain themselves, others and their business over time.
Today, developing an authentic leadership style is crucial if we want to inspire commitment and get results. In this session, we'll reflect on what makes a good leader. This will involve considering our strengths, weaknesses and blind spots, as well as addressing key leadership challenges: from creating a compelling vision to empowering others.
In this three-hour session, we will:
- Discuss the overall nature of leadership and how it has changed through history
- Take a realistic look at some of the trials of leadership, and how to tackle them
- Develop a more compassionate approach to ourselves to improve our relationships with others
- Learn to communicate clear purpose to clients and colleagues
- Build a more productive workforce by demonstrating trust in employees or subordinates
9.15 Arrival, tea, coffee and pastries, meet and greet
9.30 Part 1 commences
10.30 Break (times vary)
10.45 Part 2 commences
11.45 Workshop concludes, reflections & questions
'Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.'
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
About Business Workshops
Many of the most pressing problems of the modern workplace have to do with shortfalls in emotional intelligence – rather than with deficiencies in technical or ‘hard’ skills. Bringing together the expertise of entrepreneurs, psychologists, thought leaders and CEOs – and drawing upon The School of Life’s unique expertise in cultivating emotional intelligence – our Professional Workshops will equip you with the tools and strategies needed to thrive in the modern workplace. They also provide the opportunity for informal networking with other business professionals.
Sophi Bruce crafts learning experiences for a range of people and contexts that focus on thinking differently, developing leadership impact and adapting to change. Sophi has lived and worked extensively in the UK and now in Australia where she holds roles with the University of Technology Sydney and Social Leadership Australia. She has previously worked within public and commercial sectors and holds an Honours degree in English Literature and a Masters in Communication. Her formative years were spent growing up in a commune learning the basics of collaboration, perspective sharing and tolerance.