Embodied Leadership: The Somatic Approach to Developing Your Leadership

Embodied Leadership: The Somatic Approach to Developing Your Leadership

by Pete Hamill
     
 

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Leaders don't just need to know about leadership -- leaders need to embody the capacity to lead in the midst of ambiguity and complexity. Developed by the Strozzi Institute in Northern California, the concept of embodied leadership is derived from somatic coaching, a unique approach that brings the body forward as an advocate in creating a place for change

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Leaders don't just need to know about leadership -- leaders need to embody the capacity to lead in the midst of ambiguity and complexity. Developed by the Strozzi Institute in Northern California, the concept of embodied leadership is derived from somatic coaching, a unique approach that brings the body forward as an advocate in creating a place for change and transformation. It brings together language, action, feeling and meaning and is based on the idea that the mind and body are inextricably linked: to develop one, a person must cultivate the other.

Embodied Leadership deconstructs the current thinking about the body using key discoveries in neuroscience to explore a different way of seeing the body and the way it relates to the mind. There are practical exercises throughout to develop embodied leadership skills and personal development and to demonstrate the uses and benefits of a somatic approach, particularity in the area of emotional intelligence.

Editorial Reviews

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"A thought provoking, practical, accessible guide on how to use your body to develop authority, presence and impact as a leader." —John Leary-Joyce, CEO of the Academy of Executive Coaching

"This book offers refreshingly practical ideas for everyone wanting to develop their leadership skills. It takes deliberate practice, but building on the principles of embodied leadership it opens our eyes to how much choice we actually have when we don't let our past determine our behavior, and hence our potential at work." —Eeva Sipila, CFO, Cargotec Corporation

"A thoroughly insightful and fresh perspective on leadership which makes a compelling case for a different approach." —Melanie Richards, Partner, KPMG

CEO of the Academy of Executive Coaching - John Leary-Joyce

"A thought provoking, practical, accessible guide on how to use your body to develop authority, presence and impact as a leader."
CFO, Cargotec Corporation - Eeva Sipila

"This book offers refreshingly practical ideas for everyone wanting to develop their leadership skills. It takes deliberate practice, but building on the principles of embodied leadership it opens our eyes to how much choice we actually have when we don't let our past determine our behavior, and hence our potential at work."
Partner, KPMG - Melanie Richards

"A thoroughly insightful and fresh perspective on leadership which makes a compelling case for a different approach."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780749465643
Publisher:
Kogan Page, Ltd.
Publication date:
06/28/2013
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author


Pete Hamill
is a consultant, facilitator and coach with an international background in leadership and organizational development. He is currently Program Director for Embodied Leadership open program, which he introduced, at Roffey Park Institute. He has been certified as a Somatic Leadership Coach and has completed a Certificate in Humanistic Counselling with the Gestalt Centre in London. He has worked with a range of international organizations, including KPMG, Lloyds Banking Group, AXA and Virgin Atlantic.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York, and Cuernavaca, Mexico
Date of Birth:
1935
Place of Birth:
Brooklyn, New York
Education:
Mexico City College, 1956-1957; Pratt Institute
Website:
http://www.petehamill.com

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