Leadership needs a high degree of interpersonal skills. As leaders we get together with many different people, all with very individual needs. In Circling – also known as Authentic Relating –, we are committing to relate to each other and open ourselves to the world of the Other to broaden our own horizons. It can also strengthen the basic attitude of curiosity for other people in order to empathize with the concerns and motivations of the employees.
This workshop will outline evidence based leadership and emotional intelligence competencies, which are mandatory to reach the excellence in business. In addition the newest neuroscience insights will be explored and Circling will be applied. Circling and other methods will be used to offer participants various possibilities and exercises to learn and deepen various leadership skills.
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Prof. Dr. Fadil Çitaku, PhD, MME (Uni Bern)
Professor of Leadership and Emotional Intelligence for PhD, Doctorate, MSc. and MAS programs; Founder and CEO of the ALSS; Supervisor at the prestigious ETH, Switzerland; Senior Scientist, Advisor and Coach; Keynote Speaker in many reputable international conferences.
Heinz Robert (Circling Schweiz)
Brought Circling 2014 to Switzerland and did his training with Circling Europe. Before he led and supported for 4 years groups and workshops in Transparent Communication and he is an associate of the Center of Wise Leadership. Heinz is known for his calm and relaxed way to hold spaces of mutual trust. In his life he has pioneered several innovative ideas and has experience in leading business projects and smaller companies. Currently he is writing his second book together with other authors about honesty and intimacy in organizations. He offers workshops and coaching to discover potentials in gender-based disputes.
Location: ALSS, World Trade Center Leutschenbachstrasse 95, CH‐8050 Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: Two days, from 9.00am–5.00pm (lunch 12.00‐1.00)
Costs: CHF 980 per participant (including ALSS‐Certiﬁcate and all workshop materials, 2 lunch meals, fruits, light snacks, coﬀee and tea)
Circling is a cutting-edge social technology which supports the exploration of one’s own feelings and emotions and becoming better in "reading" and getting others, to be more empathic and intuitive how other people feel. It can even foster people to become more self-responsible and take over more leadership in different areas of life. It offers various possibilities and exercises to learn and deepen various leadership skills.
In Circling, we train to be mindful of what happens in each moment, such as the immediate perception, slowing down and naming of one’s experience, all with direct eye contact. Circling is a magnifying glass for interpersonal dynamics. It allows us to see more clearly what happens in relationships between people. What effect do my words or behavior have on others? It is a good training for self-competence.
In practicing Circling, the frontal brain is activated through mindful communication and the focus on awareness. The strongly developed frontal brain can observe and classify things and processes. At the same time, the focus is on body sensations, which return to the brain via the thalamus. The thalamus is part of the brain stem, which is much older in development. Simultaneous activation of the thalamus and frontal lobe results in emotional intelligence, simultaneous thinking and feeling. A good leader needs both, so that the focus is not only on thinking, or on the contrary, only on the emotions.
Circling as a leadership tool means a greater willingness to take risks. I trust what is in me, no matter how illogical it seems to me. Thus, I can rely on my intuition even in case of doubt and do not have to resort to fear of familiar structures. Innovation can be done by immersion in the unknown. Of course, this also implies trust in one's own experience and dedication to the big picture, the risk of abandoning something old and proven, but it can make decisions and innovations more for the common good than self-interest and profit.