“Everybody else needs mirrors to remind themselves who they are. You’re no different.” – Jonathan Nolan

Q: What do I see in the mirror that I hope nobody else sees?

Tom’s Reflections on These Questions

These feel like edgy questions. We are never going to bare all to the world. And yet, we probably hold back too much out of a desire to create a more perfect and coherent image.

  • And yet, we are human.
  • We are imperfect and fallible.
  • We are subject to self-delusion. All the time.
  • We think we are more important than we are.
  • We often think we will be ostracized if people see behind the curtain.
  • And that is okay. It is part of being human.

Opening the door so that people see more of the human and less of the actor empowers us to lead from a deeper place.

It allows us to embrace our imperfections and our ignorance and to be curious about the world. It also takes the pressure off and frees up precious mental energy to address the issues in front of us.

Programme Overview

The Curious Leaders programme is designed to foster a deep sense of curiosity about who you are as a person and as a leader. It challenges you to reflect on what you can do each day to become a more effective leader. The premise is that before we can truly lead others, we first need to lead ourselves.

It thus ultimately starts with self-leadership. This is about building a practice of reflection and action whereby we become increasingly curious about how our thinking is impacting our actions. This is the first step in building a world in which curiosity shapes leadership.

In this world, leaders aren’t boxed in by traditional thinking or established playbooks. They are open to fresh ideas and diverse perspectives, fostering a culture of exploration and learning. In truth, nurturing curiosity in leadership is essential if we are to address the key challenges of the 21st century.

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