Embodied Leadership: The Somatic Approach to Developing Your Leadership

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

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."
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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780749465643
  • Publisher: Kogan Page, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 6/28/2013
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 1,323,009
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgements
Introduction

Part One Setting the foundations

01 What do we mean by leadership anyway?
Leadership: the leaders
Leadership: the position
Leadership: actions and behaviours
Leadership: the results
Leadership: an integration
Recommended reading
Notes

02 How do I get better at it?
Self-cultivation
What are you practising?
Deliberate practice
Embodiment and mastery
Beginnings
Recommended reading
Notes

03 If I am to develop myself, what exactly is my ‘self’?
The evolution of an idea about who we are
Understanding the root question
Descartes’ answer
An alternative answer?
Can we find something that makes more sense?
An embodied mind
Recommended reading
Notes

04 What does neuroscience have to say about the self?
Health warning: how to read neuroscience research
Growing a brain: understanding brain development
How the brain–body unit functions
Going with our guts
From somatic markers to the shape of the self
Recommended reading
Notes

05 Embodying our selves
How somatic markers shape us
The impact of somatic markers
Applying this to leadership
New ideas for leadership development
Recommended reading
Notes

Part Two Exploring the ideas in practice

06 Developing choice and clarity as a leader
The meeting
Centring
Moving forwards
Applying Jane’s learning
Recommended reading
Notes

07 Conflict, stress and our conditioned tendencies
Conditioned tendency response
Meeting again
Blending
John’s stress
Applying this learning
Recommended reading
Notes

08 Giving feedback and being mindful rather than mindless
Somatic assessments
John’s programme
Ongoing practice
Mindfulness meditation
From mindfulness to mastery
Applying this learning
Recommended reading
Notes

Part Three The wider implications for leadership

09 Ethical leadership
Understanding group behaviours
Ethical reasoning versus rationalization
Ethical frameworks
Ethical dilemmas
Resisting social pressures and rationalizations
Taking a stand
Saying ‘no’/declines
Insists
Quits
What about controls?
Exercising ethical leadership
Creating an ethical code
Recommended reading
Notes

10 Leadership for the 21st century
Working with complex systems
Innovation and creativity
We are motivated to be leaders
Innovation = leadership
Recommended reading
Notes

11 Conclusions
Taking up this challenge
Practise, practise, practise…
Embodied leadership development programmes
Certifying as a somatic coach
Further resources for consultants and coaches

Index

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