2015/01/13

2015 01 13 LUNCH WITH ALAIN GAUTHIER IN PALO ALTO : The purpose of Core Leadership Development

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The purpose of Core Leadership Development is to globally develop evolutionary co-leadership,                     by enhancing the learning capability of individuals, teams, ensembles and organizations, within and across all sectors of society
Alain Gauthier, Executive Director
Evolutionary co-leadership is an integral form of leadership that is responsibly dedicated to the co-evolution of life and humanity on Planet Earth. Evolutionary co-leadership development requires individual inner work (symbolized in the picture by the smaller and higher lake) and outer collective work (symbolized by the larger lake on the horizon). Both types of developmental work involve head, heart and body (the three sides of the triangle), as well as deepening the connection to one’s Core or Source(the central point).
New concepts and forms of leadership are emerging in a number of organizations and communities around the world, in response to the multiple crises we are facing and to the need for radical rethinking of our prevailing development model. They include shared, distributed, or collective leadership – called here co-leadership – that emphasizes interpersonal influence, dialogue, and mutuality, and considers leadership as a relational process rather than a position. Such leadership engages simultaneously in top-down, bottom-up, diagonal, and circular change processes. It also cuts across boundaries to generate open innovation that involves suppliers and customers as partners, or to address complex challenges of sustainable development by forming partnerships across companies, government and civil society.
Co-leadership challenges the traditional distinction between leaders and followers. The practice of co-leadership produces direction, alignment, and commitment as means to attain longer-term goals. Each co-leader examines their beliefs about both individual and collective leadership and engages in practices – such as mutual adjustment, shared sense-making, collaborative learning and tapping collective intelligence – that will generate a new leadership culture (for further undertanding of these points, please refer to the articles : Integral development of evolutionary co-leadership, Educating evolutionary co-leadership to embody a new development paradigmand Emerging concepts and forms of integral leadership).



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Alain Gauthier PhotoAlain Gauthier’s current focus as an author, consultant, facilitator, educator, and coach is on evolutionary co-leadership development and collective learning as prerequisites for cultivating deep and lasting change in and across organizations.


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GLOBAL

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Geneva, Suisse
Nissan Motors, Ltd, Tokyo, Japon
Oxfam GB, Oxford, Great Britain
Partech International, San Francisco, CA and Paris, France
Royal Dutch Shell, The Hague, Pays Bas
UNICEF, Nigeria, Tanzania, Tchad, Région Centre-Ouest Afrique
World Bank, Washington, DC

NORTH AMERICA

ABB Canada, Montreal, Canada
Freeman, Dallas, Texas, USA
Hewlett Packard, Palo Alto, Californie, USA
Intrahealth International, Chapel Hill, NC
Providence Health System, Seattle, WA
Society for Organizational Learning, Boston, MA

EUROPE

April Group, Lyon, France
Areva, Paris, France
Bongrain, Wiesbaden, Allemagne
Carnaudmetalbox, Paris and London
Crédit Agricole, Paris, France
Danone, Paris, France
Danfoss-Socla, Chalons, France
EADS, Paris, France
EDF, Paris, France
Glaxo-Wellcome France, Paris, France
Lilly, Strasbourg, France
La Poste, Paris, France
L’Oréal, Paris, France
Moët et Chandon, Epernay, France
Orange, Paris, France
Schneider Electric, Paris, France
SNCF, Paris, France
SoL France, Paris, France
Sony France, Paris, France

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INTERNATIONALES

ABB Canada, Montreal, Quebec
Bongrain, Wiesbaden, Allemagne
Carnaudmetalbox, Paris et Londres
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Geneva, Switzerland
Intrahealth International, Chapel Hill, NC
Nissan Motors, Ltd, Tokyo, Japan
Oxfam GB, Oxford
Partech International, San Francisco, CA and Paris, France
Providence Health System, Seattle, WA
Royal Dutch Shell, The Hague, Netherlands
Society for Organizational Learning, Boston, MA
UNICEF, Nigeria, Tanzania, West Central Africa Region
World Bank, Washington, DC

FRANÇAISES

April Group, Lyon
Areva, Paris
Crédit Agricole, Paris
Danone, Paris
Danfoss-Socla, Chalons
EADS, Paris
EDF, Paris
Glaxo-Wellcome France, Paris
La Poste
L’Oréal, Paris
Moët et Chandon, Epernay
Orange, Paris
Schneider Electric, Paris
SNCF, Paris
Sony France, Paris


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Why personal transformation underlies emerging forms of evolutionary leadership.

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