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NVC and Leadership


"Intuitively, I believe that so much of the definition of leadership revolves around influence because the people who write about leadership are immersed in the organizational world, which is mostly organized with one person on top leading the rest, mostly in the form of making all or most of the decisions that affect the whole.

I don’t have any faith that this model is going to take us into a future that works. I am committed to doing all I can, taking my own form of leadership, in support of the possibility of a livable, vibrant future. I see the way forward to be many more of us taking on the active, empowered, stance of leading, wherever we are, and whatever our official position may be."

—Miki Kashtan

This month, we're featuring Miki Kashtan's program Leadership as a Way of Life. Even if you're not an NVC Multimedia Library subscriber, you can still listen to a session from each of the 4 parts of the program. These are:

  • Embracing Leadership within Yourself
  • Taking 100% Responsibility for Every Relationship
  • Leadership within Your Workplace
  • Becoming a Change Agent Everywhere You Go

Just click the play button on the players below. You can find more of Miki's writings about NVC and Leadership on her blog, The Fealess Heart.

Embracing Leadership within Yourself (Complete Course)

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Audio  •  4 - 6 hours

Join Miki as she covers a lot of territory, defining leadership, helping us lead when we're not in the leadership chair, showing us how to have power in every moment and engage our fear instead of let it run us. Get some powerful leadership tools you can put to use today.

The first session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy:

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Taking 100% Responsibility for Every Relationship (Complete Course)

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Audio  •  4 - 6 hours

Taking 100% Responsibility offers a powerful antidote to the all-too-common dynamic of blaming that leaves you in the victim position and unable to have the relationship you want. Miki invites you to assume a stance of leadership while holding full care for both parties’ needs. No longer will you need to wait for the other person to change, nor will you need to give up your needs to reach harmony.

The preview session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy:

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Leadership within Your Workplace (Complete Course)

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Audio  •  4 - 6 hours

Most of us believe we are powerless at work – even if we’re the one “in charge.” This course offers you the opportunity to learn how to consciously change this mindset, and have a positive impact on workplace culture and attitudes along the way. Most of us believe we are powerless at work – even if we’re the one “in charge.” This course offers you the opportunity to learn how to consciously change this mindset, and have a positive impact on workplace culture and attitudes along the way.

The preview session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy:

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Becoming a Change Agent Everywhere You Go (Complete Course)

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Audio  •  6 - 8 hours

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed – or locked into passivity? This course offers you a way out. Learn to change the way you perceive leadership, and you’ll help yourself respond more powerfully and proactively every day of your life – wherever you are – and whomever you’re with!

The preview session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy:

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Leadership Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement

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All Skill Levels  •  Article  •  Read time: 6 - 9 minutes
When we have few external resources (money, time, health connections, etc), we can still empower ourselves and one another.  We can strengthen our internal resources, inspire people to join our cause, build solidarity, and influence others who have external resources to support us and our causes.
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Understanding White Privilege as a 21st Century Leadership Capacity

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Video  •  01:41 hours:minutes

Working on social justice and racial equity? If you include attending to white culture and privilege as part of that work, you'll reap important benefits. Understanding white culture — along with its embedded historical privileges — provides valuable insight into a larger system of inequity.

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"I'm Not Good Enough" and Other Leadership Myths

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All Skill Levels  •  Article  •  Read time: 7-11 mins
Do you yearn to step forward in leadership, but know you're holding back? Clinical psychologist, organizational consultant, and speaker, Roxy Manning, PhD, shows us that more than external factors, its our internal beliefs and fears that provide the main barrier to moving forward.  She does this by taking us through three myths of leadership, and weaves in anecdotes to illustrate how tapping our unique (often lesser recognized) qualities, can be the way forward we've been seeking. Learn ways to move forward, even if at first it appears that (1.) others can "do it better", (2.) you need to be more prepared, or even if (3.) the material you're conveying isn't so original (and has been used many times).
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Taste of Compassionate Leadership Series: Recovering from Reactivity

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Audio  •  00:30 hours:minutes
Join CNVC Certified Trainers Jim and Jori Manske for this session that will help you minimize your reactivity and live in greater choice.
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Creating Collaborative Organizations

with Miki Kashtan
Intermediate Skill Level  •  Audio  •  00:55 hours:minutes
Miki will take you step-by-step through four vital systems that support radical collaboration and foster meaning. You’ll learn how to design a decision making process, create clear statements of intent, and create a process for resolving conflict.
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Listening as an Essential Leadership Skill

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Audio  •  00:08 hours:minutes
Lorraine perceives NVC-based listening to be an essential skill to cultivate for success in the business world. A key exercise for building your listening muscle is to work with your judgments of others by translating those judgments from “What’s wrong with them?” to “What's important to me?”
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