Leaders must explore who they are and how they behave. It is a constant cycle of evaluation and can be tiring but it is a necessary process to be prepared for future challenges for any business.
There are all sorts of leaders, situational, servant, heroic, charismatic (often the most dangerous), visionary etc. and there are certainly a whole host of choices out there in terms of how a team can and should be lead.
Thoughts on Leadership styles and training are as varied and numerous as the books that are out there on the shelves of WH Smiths and Waterstones. Our thoughts and understanding comes from the basic principle that in order to learn, develop and enhance one has to experience and reflect what it feels like to ACT
(A = Awareness, C = Connection, T = Transformation), critically in this circumstance in relation to one another and that is the starting point for our work with Leadership groups. We get them to engage in a process we call Dramatic Synthesis.
Dramatic Synthesis draws on tradesecret’s unique combination of facilitation skills and high-level academic knowledge of dramatic characterisation, allied to practical experience in the commercial sector to create a structured approach for identifying your teams’ rational and emotional strengths and exploring how these can best be combined for success.
Our emphasis is on synthesising those talents to serve the needs of any group we work with and to enhance the leadership potential of each member in the team.
Here are some brief details of teams we have worked with in the past in this way and the environments and contexts we have created for this examination.