7 Deadly Sins of Women in Leadership
This leadership programme is dedicated to the task of equipping women who exercise leadership within the private, public, community and church sectors. Through the themes of education, empowerment and encouragement, women are equipped to recognise and affirm what is ‘good’ and unique about their leadership, while addressing what is potentially destructive.
Mutuality and emphasising relational dimensions are one of the most important things I feel I offer as a women leader, seeing this being modelled (by the presenters) has been a vital part of the course for me.
7 Deadly Sins of Women in Leadership
7 Deadly Sins Programme Modules
1 Limiting self-perceptions Adjust how you see yourself
Our leadership of others is affected by what we believe about ourselves. Many women cultivate an unrealistic and ‘limited’ view of themselves. It is very common for women to establish their own internal road blocks to progress, as well as having to deal with those created by institutions, organisations and others. Unless we challenge such views, we struggle to develop a more confident and assured leadership.
You will revisit how you see yourself, identify your limiting beliefs and replace them with a more empowered perspective.
2 Failure to draw the line Establish appropriate boundaries
Unlike most men, many of the leadership challenges faced by women in work and leadership are boundary issues. Establishing boundary lines in healthier places is about recognising how and when to say, ‘yes’ and ‘no’.
We will enable you to draw your boundary lines in healthier places by identifying how and when to say ‘yes’ and ‘no’.
3 Inadequate personal vision Develop and maintain a God-inspired vision
Women are particularly susceptible to inadequate personal vision, particularly in relation to their careers. One key to resilience in leadership lies in discovering a personal vision, compelling enough to inspire and sustain us throughout the inevitable challenges we will face as leaders.
You will discover a more adequate personal vision based upon your unique gifts and design. This focus will inspire and sustain you even through your toughest challenges.
4 Too little life in the work Establish a healthy work-life rhythm
Most women seldom ever stop working, even when they are on ‘holiday’, they simply change their geography! Living more healthily is less about ‘balance’ and more about developing a ‘rhythm’ that truly enables us to work, rest and play.
You will identify your unique drives and passions, discovering ways to feed not only your body and your intellect but also your spiritual and emotional life.
5 Everybody's friend, nobody's leader Defeat the ‘disease to please'
21st Century leadership is said to be relational. Women have always been more concerned about relationships and therefore should potentially excel at relational leadership. However, there are pitfalls and challenges, as well as benefits in relational leadership. Defeating the ‘disease to please’ requires commitment and an ability to navigate the friendship/leadership terrain successfully.
You will grasp the significance of the friendship v leadership dynamic, ensuring that friendship in the work place environment never compromises your commitment to provide effective leadership.
6 Colluding and not confronting Deal with men (and women!) behaving badly
Until the perception of leadership is both male and female, women in leadership will often face greater obstacles and may even experience greater conflict, than men. However, not only do men behave badly when it comes to women’s leadership, women on women conflict can be a great deal worse! Confronting, in the truest sense of ‘facing up to’ things is required, rather than colluding (or worse, conspiring negatively), with others.
You will explore peace-making and conﬂict resolution skills that will enable you to confront i.e. ‘face’ your challenges, rather than collude with them.
7 Neglect in family matters Be intentional with your nearest and dearest
Regardless of whether women are married, single, with or without children, family members are often a very significant part of our ‘inner circle’, our circle of influence. The people closest to a leader often determine the leader’s ultimate success. So how can we enhance rather than frustrate the power of our inner, often, family circle?
You will learn to lead yourself in ways that release your inner circle to operate at their best.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The following information is designed to provide a brief overview of the necessary requirements for hosting the 7 Deadly Sins of Women in Leadership programme.
What is it?
The programme is dedicated to the task of equipping women who exercise leadership within the private, public, community and church sectors. Through the themes of education, empowerment and encouragement, women are equipped to recognise and affirm what is ‘good’ and unique about their leadership, while addressing what is potentially destructive.
The programme covers the following 7 Deadly Sins:
|Module 1||Limiting self-perceptions Adjust how you see yourself|
|Module 2||Failure to draw the line Establish appropriate boundaries|
|Module 3||Inadequate personal vision Develop and maintain a God-inspired vision|
|Module 4||Too little life in the work Establish a healthy work-life rhythm|
|Module 5||Everybody’s friend, nobody’s leader Defeat the ‘disease to please’|
|Module 6||Colluding and not confronting Deal with men (and women!) behaving badly|
|Module 7||Neglect in family matters Be intentional with your nearest and dearest|
How does it work?
The programme can be delivered in a variety of configurations (7 stand-alone days delivered over the course of 9 – 12 months; Residential e.g. over 3/4 days; Non-residential clusters e.g. 2 x 3 days), according to the requirements of the host partner. Each day is run by a team of speakers with additional input from the host team. As well as receiving good quality teaching, participants will also have the opportunity to engage in group discussion, personal reflection and feedback.
The Next Leadership learning approach is theoretical, experiential and practical. We employ a blend of mentoring, storytelling and coaching. We also draw on current research, ancient wisdom, facilitation, role modelling, networking, reflection, cultural perspectives, observation in action, specialist knowledge, diagnostic assessments, experience from cross sector contexts, best practice, creativity and fun!
What are the costs associated with the programme?
The programme is designed for a group of 50 – 150 women per day (however, smaller groups will also be considered).
Fees for Next Leadership (excluding VAT).
Host organisation costs cover catering, venue, administration etc. and will vary according to each sector: private, public, charity or church (charity and church groups are encouraged to seek funding if necessary).
Next Leadership fee
These costs cover expenses associated with materials, preparation and facilitation.
Further details on costs, delivery and host team responsibilities are available on request.
If you have any further questions, please contact us and we will arrange an initial conversation with you. We look forward to hearing from you.