Dance of Leadership

LEADERSHIP

The Myth

The Heroic Strategist

Our current image of a masculine, take-charge heroic leader with a visionary strategic plan who goes unerringly for the goal.

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The Reality

Chaotic change and influence without authority. We have multicultural women and men often leading in chaos, in situations with limited authority, or by influencing others from behind the scenes.

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The Solution

Inclusive definition and role models. An inclusive model of leadership that looks at a wider range of traits, skills, and situations that inspire actual and potential leaders to be more effective in today’s world.

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Dr. Robin offers practical ways to discover, develop, and use your unique leadership style.
  Dance of Leadership explains five styles
Flowing Staccato Chaos Lyrical Stillness
and links them to personality information, leadership research, and multicultural examples to show you how to lead in your unique way.

Dance of Leadership Workbook and eBook

With Dance of Leadership, Dr. Robin offers practical ways to discover, develop and use your unique leadership style. Using Gabrielle Roth’s five rhythms from dance as a metaphor for leadership styles, she describes five ways to lead and the situations in which each is likely to be called:

  • Flowing | Planning, taking things one-step at a time, controllable-planned change
  • Staccato | Command-control-direct-protect, crisis-emergency-time bound situations
  • Chaos | Emergent order without predictability, paradigm / frame busting required or control impossible
  • Lyrical | Relational and emotionally intelligent, need to influence without power / authority or control
  • Stillness | Being the change you wish to see, values / beliefs change where powerful present role-modeling is needed

These five styles are linked to personality information and leadership research. There are multicultural male and female examples to show you how you can lead in your unique way.

Dance of Leadership materials are available in the following formats.

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Workbook

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BOOK

Materials for this title available in book formatPurchase Dance of Leadership on Amazon HERE.

The Dance of Leadership book defines leadership, provides an overview of leadership research themes (trait theory, development theory, situational leadership theory, transactional-transformational leadership), differentiates between leading and managing, shares the style assessment and profile, addresses FAQs about leadership styles, and explores each of the five styles in detail.

Dance of Leadership is for you if …

  • You aspire to leadership, to making a positive difference, right where you are, in your authentic way.
  • You are in a position where you must exercise influence to get things done — you have the position but must get things done with and through people (this applies to middle managers anywhere in the world).
  • You appreciate management / leadership as an art, not a lifeless-do-it-by-the-numbers-only activity.
  • You are ready for easy-to-relate-to and non-threatening images of effective leaders, making a fearless difference.
  • You are ready to see yourself, your style and your interactions as significant, too.

The leaders profiled in the book include a multicultural mix. Each style has examples of leaders who used the style, information about what makes each style work and the situations in which that style is likely to be effective, plus recommended reading / developmental activities. For every style, there are male and female examples. Everyday work leaders round out the role models provided from historical and political areas.

Reference is made to Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi’s research on Flow with geniuses, Aikido Master Thomas Crum’s approach to managing conflict, Margaret Wheatley’s insights from Leadership and the New Science, Dan Goleman’s work on Emotional Intelligence, and Joyce Fletcher’s gender-based research on Invisible Work and Relational Practice.

Profiles include Dona Fela, Michael Jordan, Madame CJ Walker, Sun Tzu, Margaret Cho, Einstein, Hopi Spider Woman, Tony Dungy, Byron Katie, Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Cleopatra, Mary Magdalene, Jack Welch, Elizabeth Vargas, Machiavelli’s Prince, Bayard Rustin, Bill Clinton, Alexander the Great, Mary Parker Follett, Princess Diana, Cesar Chavez, Sargent Shriver, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Confucius.

eBOOK

Materials for this title available in ebook formatPurchase Dance of Leadership eBook.

The Dance of Leadership eBook defines leadership, provides an overview of leadership research themes (trait theory, development theory, situational leadership theory, transactional-transformational leadership), differentiates between leading and managing, shares the style assessment and profile, addresses FAQs about leadership styles, and explores each of the five styles in detail.

Dance of Leadership is for you if …

  • You aspire to leadership, to making a positive difference, right where you are, in your authentic way.
  • You are in a position where you must exercise influence to get things done — you have the position but must get things done with and through people (this applies to middle managers anywhere in the world).
  • You appreciate management / leadership as an art, not a lifeless-do-it-by-the-numbers-only activity.
  • You are ready for easy-to-relate-to and non-threatening images of effective leaders, making a fearless difference.
  • You are ready to see yourself, your style and your interactions as significant, too.

The leaders profiled in the book include a multicultural mix. Each style has examples of leaders who used the style, information about what makes each style work and the situations in which that style is likely to be effective, plus recommended reading / developmental activities. For every style, there are male and female examples. Everyday work leaders round out the role models provided from historical and political areas.

Reference is made to Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi’s research on Flow with geniuses, Aikido Master Thomas Crum’s approach to managing conflict, Margaret Wheatley’s insights from Leadership and the New Science, Dan Goleman’s work on Emotional Intelligence, and Joyce Fletcher’s gender-based research on Invisible Work and Relational Practice.

Profiles include Dona Fela, Michael Jordan, Madame CJ Walker, Sun Tzu, Margaret Cho, Einstein, Hopi Spider Woman, Tony Dungy, Byron Katie, Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Cleopatra, Mary Magdalene, Jack Welch, Elizabeth Vargas, Machiavelli’s Prince, Bayard Rustin, Bill Clinton, Alexander the Great, Mary Parker Follett, Princess Diana, Cesar Chavez, Sargent Shriver, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Confucius.

WORKBOOK

Materials for this title available in workbook or handbook formatComing soon!

AUDIO | Mp3 | COMPANION WORKBOOK and QUESTIONNAIRE
Materials for this title available in Mp3 format

Purchase the audio format of Dance of Leadership (mp3 files; zipped folder).

Materials for this title available in workbook or handbook format Folder includes a companion workbook in PDF format.
Materials for this title available in questionnaire or survey format Folder includes a companion questionnaire in PDF format.

In this abridged 72-minute summary of the five leadership styles from the Dance of Leadership book, you will review leadership research streams, understand your likely style profile and hear descriptions of the energy and situations appropriate for each of the five Dance of Leadership styles — Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical, and Stillness.

Each style also has a short profile of multi-dimensional leaders who demonstrated that style. Leaders profiled on this audio are Dona Fela, Michael Jordan, Madame CJ Walker, Sun Tzu, Margaret Cho, Einstein, Hopi Spider Woman, Sargent Shriver, Byron Katie and Gandhi. The audio is Dr. Robin’s voice.

Audio Tracks:

01 Introduction 11 Lyrical Leaders
02 Leadership Research Streams 12 Stillness Style
03 Style Assessment 13 Stillness Leaders
04 Flowing Style 14 Style Profile
05 Flowing Leaders 15 Flowing Leadership Situations
06 Staccato Style 16 Staccato Leadership Situations
07 Staccato Leaders 17 Chaos Leadership Situations
08 Chaos Style 18 Lyrical Leadership Situations
09 Chaos Leaders 19 Stillness Leadership Situations
10 Lyrical Style 20 Review
WORKSHOP KIT

Materials for this title available in workshop kit formatComing soon!

This will include the new workbook, the links for the music, the video introducing the five styles, the questionnaire (as a one pager), suggested links, instructions for how to do the workshop, and a link to ask me to drop ship books if they want them in quantity.

VIDEO

Materials for this title available in video formatIntroduction to Dance of Leadership.

 

WEBINAR

Materials for this title available in webinar formatContact Dr. Robin HERE for webinar tailoring parameters and pricing.