July, 2013

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SPW’s Newsletter on The Nine Cardinal Building Blocks

The theme of July’s Edition of Herald of Success is “The Nine Cardinal Building Blocks for Continued Success in Leadership”. Let me just share with you the first two paragraphs:

On July 6 & 13 2013, I facilitated two seminars on the theme The Nine Cardinal Building Blocks for Continued Success in Leadership. The seminars were based on the framework I have developed, and the workbook I have written. In this edition of Herald of Success, I would like to share with you the main reasons, which prompted me to develop a framework, and write a workbook about it. These four reasons including but not limited to shortage of well-rounded leaders, the non-existence of a one-stop-window-shop, lack of processes and assessment tools, and absence of a reference workbook to guide mentees.

1. Shortage of well-rounded leaders

Many leadership experts have recognized leadership as a deal maker or breaker. For instance, John Maxwell said, “Everything rises and falls on leadership”. That is so true. Many researches have shown that the crisis we are facing at individual, family, community, societal, and organizational levels are the results of failure in leadership. There is no shortage of leaders. The problem we are facing is the lack of holistic leadership; the lack of well-rounded leaders who are well equipped to wither away challenges, become exemplary, and resourceful.

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To read the newsletter, click this link: http://www.assegid.com/Successpws/Documents/SPWNewsLetter_Edition04.pdf

Report on two seminars on the Nine Cardinal Building Blocks

RightSideParticipantsI facilitated two seminars on July 06, and 13 2013 on the theme Developing the Nine Cardinal Building Blocks for Continued Success in Leadership.

The seminars were based on a framework. Both seminars were successful and went well beyond my expectations.

These opportunities allowed me to meet new people, and also learn from the experience and insights of many participants. I have also got great feedback, and suggestions, which are very helpful as I give this the same seminar the next time.

 

 

Refreshment2Below is the outline of the seminar but we made some modifications in both cases:

  • The brief history of how the project began
  • Introducing the framework
  • Presentation plus Large Group Discussion on Building Blocks 1 – 3
  • Small Group Discussion on Building Blocks 1 – 3
  • Presentation plus Large Group Discussion on Building Blocks 4 – 6
  • Small Group Discussion on Building Blocks 4 – 6
  • Presentation plus Large Group Discussion on Building Blocks 7 – 9
  • Small Group Discussion on Building Blocks 7 – 9
  • Conclusive remarks, participants filling the Evaluation Form

July13-Participants1I have got some interesting suggestions after the seminars. Here are some of them:

1. Giving the seminar more time like two to three days

2. Offering the seminar as a course (12 weeks- 9 weeks for each cardinal building blocks plus three weeks for each major three categories)

3. Launching a once per month coffee party. The goal of this informal gathering is to further discuss each cardinal building block per month. Within nine months, we could be able to cover the nine cardinal building blocks. We also intend to use the opportunity to promote the framework among our communities. Efforts are underway, and we most probably begin the first informal gathering on August 3, 2013, downtown Silver Spring, MD. If you are interested to join this party, please let me know, and I will connect you with the person who is coordinating this effort.