Leadership and Self-Mastery

Do you want to produce great results from the engaged people and powerful teams that follow you?

Unfortunately, being a leader is not easy and Self-mastery is the key. The hundreds of expensive leadership development programs that abound miss this crucial emphasis. In our Leadership and Self-Mastery program that is just what you will get!

You will focus throughout on nine powerful disciplines on how you can use yourself to shape yourself, then your people into powerful teams and organizations.


  • Are you tired of meetings that are a waste of time?
  • Do often feel that you have to make things work all by yourself?
  • Are you disappointed when your people don’t do what you expect them to?

No, being a leader is not easy.​ You are directly responsible for delivering results through others.​ You must manage constant change, the insatiable demands from all around, and your own stress.

But first and foremost among those many things, you must master yourself. You must maintain a clear focus, positive relationships, and strong ego-management with complete composure at all times. We call that self-mastery. In our program that is just what you will get!

The Leadership and Self-Mastery programs are for leaders—whether you’re called that or not. And it’s for those people who help leaders develop. It’s about mastering the behaviors, practices and disciplines of leadership.

Three Paths to Self-Mastery for Leaders and Change Practitioners

These programs include two critical dimensions missed by typical leadership development programs.

  • Learning from the inside out: Unlearning behaviors from old, no-longer-useful beliefs starts on the inside through introspection of patterns that undermine productive thoughts and emotions. Modification of these behaviors allow us to impact others (on the outside) as we intend.This inside-out process also promotes learning that lasts.
  • Applied learning and feedback: The concepts learned can be immediately applied to participants individual situations. They will discover new ways of applying their capabilities to the challenges of their workplace. Follow-up with discussions with of what worked and what didn’t is needed to fine-tune effectiveness.

The Nine Disciplines and What You Will Learn!

1.    Conscious Use of Self, the Path to Self-Mastery

This course sets the stage for all of the other courses.  Effective leaders must consciously choose to switch off automatic and unproductive energy-sponging behaviors like worrying, complaining, blaming, and fighting. You will learn the key choices needed to consciously 1) align your impact with your intentions, 2) connect effectively with others, 3) and manage your ego.

2.    Shaping Human Systems

Teams are the fundamental unit of organizations. Yet, research shows that 75% of teams are dysfunctional. The secret sauce to making teams work–a core task of leaders–is understanding that they are human systems. We don’t notice how teams and other human systems shape our behavior often against our better judgment. In this course, you will learn how to mold human systems rather than be molded by them. An important course!

3.    Getting the Support You Need to Succeed:

You will learn to develop the critical mass of support needed to accomplish the goals that all leaders have. You will also learn to develop a personal support system to maintain your self-mastery.

4.    Building Agreements for Success:

Leaders depend on others for their success. You will learn to develop explicit agreements that clarify expectations, establish accountability, and avoid upsets. The three areas where explicit agreements are most needed to avoid miscommunications and misunderstanding will be emphasized.

5.    Sound and Current Data:

We automatically presuppose that our assumptions, interpretations, and judgements are correct. And, they often are. However, when they are not, off-target decisions and other unnecessary problems can disrupt your leadership. You will learn to be curious—the antidote to assumptions and the foundation of good decision-making.

6.    Making Feedback Work:

People cringe when someone says, “May I give you some feedback?” Giving and getting feedback are trials of fire in many teams and organizations. Yet, without good feedback we lose our way. You will learn how to receive feedback with aplomb, how to give feedback it so that it is heard and establish feedback loops that will keep you and your human systems on target.

7.    Transforming Power Dynamics:

Power struggles and other win/lose dynamics are the enemies of all leaders. They waste productivity, destroy creativity, and ruin relationships. In this potent course, you will learn to turn such dynamics into the collaborative, energy-producing synergy that are the hallmarks of powerful teams and organizations.

8.    Learning from Differences:

Our egos use differences to instigate win/lose power dynamics–that enemy of leaders. Learn how to master your ego and take best advantage of the fact that differences are the only source of learning we have. Learning from differences is the necessary path to the innovation and creativity that leaders need in their teams and other human systems.

9.    Empowerment:

In our final course, you will learn how to support your followers to toward actualizing their conscious use of self as you have. Imagine the potency and pleasure of leading followers and employees who have learned from you the power of conscious, intentional, and deliberate choice-making!

(Click for greater depth about each discipline.)

Sign-up today for one of these three powerful programs and become the leader you want to be!

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