“A stimulating discussion… this is very exciting for me!”
(heard from a participant at the Courage to Lead UHN Alumni Event)
On Tuesday, Sept. 29th, a group of Courage to Lead alumni (past participants and current facilitators of the course offered at University Health Network) gathered to re-connect with each other, and explore the impact of Courage to Lead on their lives.
Duncan Holmes (ICA Associates) invited us to consider the 12 stances of Courage to Lead, and identify which one had the most influence for each of us – was it disciplined lucidity? comprehensive perspective? self-conscious reflection?
Most of us replied that every stance was influencing our work and lives in some way! It was fun to note how one stance stood out more strongly for each of us as well.
Next, we talked about the leadership challenges we continue to face in our unique and/or shared circumstances. Common themes emerged around reflections on changes in organizational leadership, a desire to influence and inspire positive change, and the struggles we encounter when different people are motivated by different things.
Participants were heard and wisdom was shared, and there was a general feeling of strong need and potential for more of these conversations – well-aligned with the Leadership Community of Practice that is being developed at ICA. Stay tuned for more to come on that front…
Overall, a great time was had at this successful event – thanks to the courageous leaders at UHN for organizing and bringing everyone together!