Leading to Change Digital Community Event – Leadership 101: Role Modelling Starts with Self
“Leaders are more powerful role models when they learn than when they teach.” – Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Join us for our first event of our new series where we are looking at Role Modelling as part of our leadership theme for May and June – Motivating and Inspiring.
Many feel that role models must be famous, super successful or very senior – however, as leaders, even without teams, we are called to role model values, behaviours and leadership that can inspire those around us, wherever we work.
In a system where resources are under pressure and it is easy to get dragged down, those who can inspire us to lift our heads, to see past the moment and to keep connected as people caring for people, are the leaders who inspire.
In this event we will explore role modelling in a collaborative context. Starting with Leading to Change itself and the ethos of the programme – compassionate, collective, and collaborative leadership that is inclusive and leads to connection.
Join us and those who have collaborated with us, as we reflect on how we have worked to role model compassionate leadership and a collaborative and collective approach, our lessons learned and what we could do differently.
We welcome to the conversation:
- Jenni Jones, Principal Lead, Leading to Change, Developing Senior Systems Leadership (DSSL)
- Stuart Glegg, Director, Daysix
- Jamey Street, Part of Kaleidoscope
With a focus on storytelling and reflections, they will share their experience and insight. Then collectively, we’ll explore what this means for us, and what practical learning we can take away. This session will use breakout groups to enable real conversations and connections.
Questions for us to consider:
- Do you see yourself as a role model? Why or why not?
- What action can you take to inspire and help another to realise their ambitions?
- Your action, attitudes and values likely influence your team and those around you. How do others see your behaviour and are you a good role model?
- “We cannot be what we cannot see” (Marian Wright Edelman) – how will you show up today and who will you be visible for?
Who has been your motivation and influence and why? What values and behaviours did they demonstrate and what was their impact on you?
Resources to consider:
If you would like to consider this topic in advance of the event, we recommend any one of these external, resources to read, watch or listen to. They are quite different and are offered as optional thought-provokers for those who like to get into the topic in advance.
- 5 mins read – Six ways to be your own role model at work by Everywoman
- 2 mins watch – Six traits of a good role model by MindToolsVideos
- 27 mins listen – How to find role models at work by Amazing If