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On the 15th December we were joined by 10 Emerging Leaders of charities at the Business Design Centre in Islington for our second ‘ella for Emerging Leaders’ Group Meeting.

For the first half of the session ella Regional Director Ben Leon spoke on ‘Leadership Mindset’. Ben gave a taster of different models of leadership throughout the ages from Greco-Roman times through to present day, and​ focus on leadership and self awareness leading to mindset – with top tips included. Some key ideas that were covered included:

  • Ownership
  • Understanding different leadership styles – both our own and those in our team
  • Self awareness of leader – how you impact upon other people
  • Having a mindset where you are open to growth
  • It takes 6 weeks to create a habit
  • Consider how you want to present yourself when you walk in the door to the office

During the second half of the session we covered two members issues in a peer group learning setting where other members used coaching techniques to ask questions and mentoring techniques to offer solutions. There were lots of interesting issues raised and the two that were chosen to be discussed in more detail resulted in the following feedback; “really great opportunity to help me work through a key problem”. Another member highlighted how he found it “useful to see how we can address problems within a team session at work”.

We would like to encourage Emerging Leaders who are interested in finding out more about the programme to contact Phil Thompson, ella Director of Membership on phil@ella-forums.org or call 07703 291737.

The next ella for Emerging Leaders meeting will be:

15th January

9am – 1.30pm

Business Design Centre, Islington

Thank you very much to Ben Leon and the Business Design Centre for your support of this meeting, we look forward to seeing everyone again next month.

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