The Joy of Leadership – led by Kevin McCarthy
The joy in leadership, builds on an expanding research base that look at a characteristic of transformational leaders that has tended to be ignored – they create a sense ofoptimism and possibility in the midst of the hard work of change. People have tended to associate this with vision, but that is not the case. What they are good at is in the day-to-day grind they are looking to keep the focus on what is working, what learning is happening, and what headway is being made. Instead of being focused on solving problems, they balance problem solving with a strong scanning and re-enforcement of advancement. This, it turns out, is not a common attribute and is definitely one that comes from an inner stance of the leader. Drawn from the work of the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu’s Book of Joy. They have 4 habits of heart and 4 habits of mind that leaders should ponder in building their personal stance in the midst of change.