Developing your leadership through taking responsibility for a real and urgent business project has from the start been a powerful and effective tool for the way MiL works with leadership development. During the years we have also developed a shorter, daylong version under the name of mini-project.
The pressure to deliver a useful result by the end of the day, highlights the important leadership challenge of getting the job done without risking the group’s integrity through prioritizing and simplifying.
The group processes during the mini-projects often reflect different challenging situations in real life where communication, reflection and relationships often suffer in the chase for results. Under pressure it is easy to ignore respect, participation, and the possibilities that exist within the tasks and the group. The MiL coaches have therefore an important task that after a completed assignment, together with participants and with help of feedback and reflection, put into words the experience and promote a different approach in future situations. You can also benefit from this learning in projects that are not under tight deadlines.
Swedish version. Steen J (2010). Future Leader – an investment on leadership that concerns the whole organisation. MiL Concepts 8/2010.