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Leading to align, empower, and collaborate has never been more important than now. With the uncertainty surrounding the current COVID-19 pandemic, today's leadership requires setting clear direction in ambiguity, often without direct authority over the many stakeholders involved.
On April 8, 2020, The Ivey Academy hosted a free webinar to explore ways to think about your own leadership to cultivate success in this environment. Led by Martha Maznevski, "Leading in a Fast-Changing Environment: Hercules Meets Buddha" was a virtual workshop on balancing leadership priorities by contrasting the leadership styles of Hercules and Buddha.
Key webinar content
- The tendency to “lead harder” or “lead more” during crisis and why that’s unhelpful and unsustainable
- The “Hercules” leadership style: hard work, strength, stamina, courage, drive, goal-orientation, direction, clear authority
- The two deepest human fears and how the Hercules leadership style alleviates them in the short term
- The “Buddha” leadership style: trust, generosity, wisdom, empowerment, reciprocity, coaching, curiosity
- How to blend the Hercules leadership style with the Buddha leadership style to be a more effective leader
- Maintaining leadership consistency in both crisis and non-crisis periods
- Key performance indicators to use to know if you’re utilizing both Hercules and Buddha leadership styles
“Give yourself permission to really be Hercules, and also enjoy being Buddha. This is a way of empowering and having sustainable leadership so you’ll last longer, and at the same time you’ll empower other people to higher performance and develop their own leadership.” - Martha Maznevski
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