And now for something completely different!
“There is a crack in everything; that’s how the light gets in”, sang Leonard Cohen. The crack was Covid-19 and the light is a major shift from metrics-centered to people-centered leadership and corporate life. And with the migration of in-person to virtual working, people are yearning for new leadership wisdom – not “talking heads” and old information, theories and bromides. We long for a deep and broad conversation – an opportunity to be heard and to contribute the wisdom that is in us all – not a lecture.
Lance Secretan’s book, Spirit@Work® : Bringing Spirit and Values to Work, includes 77 cards (beautifully illustrated by David Rankine), and a poem accompanying each chapter by Marie Knapp. The cards represent the core concepts that underpin Dr. Lance Secretan’s renowned philosophy called “Higher Ground Leadership®”.
Attendees download the free mobile app from the Apple or Android stores. When the user shakes their phone, the mobile app randomly shuffles the cards, presenting a unique one each time and a brief explanation on the reverse.
The result is something you may never have seen before: a combination of multimedia and peer-sharing, using each participant’s mobile device, to teach each other how to be inspiring leaders. Lance Secretan facilitates the learning and the conversation, but participants select the subject, using their mobile devices. (Apple and Android). Sharing his screen, Lance Secretan presents small bites of wisdom about each of the cards chosen by participants, illustrated with sumptuous multimedia, as he skillfully draws out the inner wisdom from each audience member, before inviting another participant to choose a new card. This unique presentation is a mixture of “the wisdom of crowds” and improv. This format is one-of-a-kind: it is audience-driven; it engages all the senses and it is entertaining and educational. Audiences are engaged and inspired—there is nothing like it anywhere!