In this program, we routinely gather 30 – 40 participants in our leadership labs to evaluate the practice of leadership and competencies required to be built in other to make progress on daunting challenges. It is also an opportunity to receive feedback from the practice field and to energize participants on how differently they might approach their leadership challenges.
Leadership cannot be evaluated independent of the challenges within a society or system and the efforts to mobilize others to tackle the issues confronting them.
At our labs, our focus is to shift from analyzing leadership from where power and personal characteristics are the units of analysis to a different unit called work or progress on real problems. We therefore consider what kind of activities or practice could someone engage in to mobilize people to tackle important problems. We emphasize that leadership as a practice is something you do, not who you are.