Passing the Torch

Developing Emerging Leaders

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This three-day program is for organizations committed to developing promising executives and managers as responsible ‘servant leaders’. The curriculum moves beyond mentoring (which is usually unstructured or based on transferring information and ‘tips’) to engage senior leaders in transferring their perspectives, insights and competencies—the best of ‘who they are’—to their younger colleagues through coaching and collaboration.

Passing the Torch is designed to develop promising executives and managers as leaders who can embody and teach the key principles of responsible leadership to others. The focus is on helping younger executives and managers master ‘being a leader of leaders’ in this increasingly complex, globally connected world. The program, which is based on over 30 years of research into leadership and the dynamics of human interactions, is built on mutual responsibility, respect and commitment. To maximize the learning experience for participants, it is recommended that companies register at least one senior executive for every two ‘emerging leaders’.

All participants acquire a common language of leadership distinctions, as well as an understanding of paradigms and the key aspects of extraordinary leadership. Everyone has the opportunity to:
  • Engage in a structured process of reflection and self-observation to question and explore how assumptions and interpretations limit their choices and affect results
  • Develop a long-term perspective that goes beyond systemic thinking to embrace new possibilities
  • Empower themselves and others in the face of competition, conflict, risk and change
  • Create a responsible relationship to time that supports their commitments and wellbeing
  • Master creating extraordinary relationships with people of other generations, clarifying commitments, addressing concerns and aligning teams through authentic communication and emotional awareness
Interactive exercises allow participants to improve their abilities to:
  • Be coached
  • Coach others
  • Achieve breakthroughs
  • Reconnect people to their commitments
  • Align the diverse perspectives and commitments of a team
  • Lead difficult conversations
  • Entertain unconventional approaches when dealing with uncertainty and complexity
To bring this program to your group, organization or city:


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—Woody Allen

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