In the 1700’s, when Captain James Cook landed along the northeast coast of Australia he asked the natives what the hopping mammals with pouches were called and they said “kangaroo” – the Aboriginal term for “I can’t understand you.” Although this story was later proved myth, it illustrates how critical it is to share perspectives and develop a shared language to communicate ideas. Misunderstandings often arise when language and frameworks are assumed or ill-defined. Furthermore, a common leadership language strengthens accountability and supports the difficult work of individual behavior change.
We provide leadership training in half-day, full-day or multi-episodic engagements designed to:
- Introduce a language of leadership to teams and organizations
- Deploy Harvard-generated tools and frameworks that aid in navigating organizational and interpersonal complexity
- Facilitate case-in-point learning to support individuals, teams and organizations doing the complex work of change, adaptation, and innovation
What is Case-in-Point Learning?
Case-in-point is a teaching methodology pioneered at Harvard’s Kennedy School that uses the group’s own ambient energy and interpersonal interactions to learn concepts experientially. Thus, the practice of leading is live-time, combining head and heart, in the safe context of the structured engagement. This case-in-point approach requires highly skilled facilitation and a mastery of Adaptive Leadership concepts. Different from the Socratic method, case method, or lecturing case-in-point methodology calls out observations, questions, and interpretations to help the group understand the leadership concepts identified and illustrated in the room.