Mobilizing People does this in two ways. First, back in the classroom after the leadership exercises, you “join the dots” and make sense of what you’ve learned to see how your leadership can be more effective. Second, after the you get support to implement your learning through two follow-up sessions. Because isn’t bringing it home the whole point of leadership exercises?
Leadership exercises are use to engage people through emotional experience. The leadership exercises are used to overcome rational thinking barriers that reduce our ability to listen, learn and assimilate. The process of creating the right mindset and getting the team members to exercise different behaviour styles while stepping out of their comfort zone, requires a high level of facilitation skills. Leadership exercises are simple to use, create instant emotional engagement and can be applied by everyone.
The leadership exercises will have left you feeling refreshed and energized. But for lasting effects, the learning has to be brought to a deeper level - you must integrate what you have learned.
An example of a basic leadership exercise is the tower of straws. You need a pack of drinking straws and a pack of office pins. Split into two or more teams and ask each team to build a tower from the straws and the pins. The team that builds the highest tower in 10 minutes is the winner.