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Competency 5 Going North. Improv Leadership. Slingshot Group Podcast

Our new book, Improv Leadership: How to Lead Well in Every Moment, releases June 9th! To celebrate, we are launching a mini-season we’re we talk with leaders about each of the 5 competencies of Improv Leadership.

Hannah Ellenwood join the conversation to talk about Going North. Going North is Using indirect influence to redirect a person’s thinking or perspective. 

Hannah is the Communications Director at The Rooted Network. 10-week curriculum is designed to empower individuals to establish healthy rhythms of discipleship and live out God’s design in the two spheres in which we spend most of our time—work and family. Using the same framework of risk experiences, 7 Rhythms, individual devotionals and group discussion, Life In Rhythm will move your groups from Rooted into deeper relationship with God and others.

A bit more about Improv Leadership:Anyone can read a few books and apply the lessons, but great leaders can bring out the best in any person, in any situation. “There’s no script for effective leadership,” say authors Stan Endicott and David Miller. “But you don’t need one.” You can learn to improvise.

Improvisational leaders understand the key principles of connecting, coaching, and communicating and use these ideas to build strong teams. In Improv Leadership, Endicott and Miller offer a toolbox of five leadership competencies that can help every person motivate teams to greater commitment, more passion, and better performance.

  • Story Mining–uncovering a person’s story and letting it shape the way you lead them
  • Precision Praising–crafting praise to inspire, motivate, and even course- correct your team
  • Metaphor Cementing–using concrete illustrations to “cement” an idea in someone’s mind
  • Lobbing Forward–challenging people to look beyond today to what might be in the future
  • Going North–using indirect influence to redirect a person’s perspective

Improv Leadership applies these skills to initiate powerful conversations, create memorable moments, and craft personal coaching strategies that help people grow. Highly flexible and easily adapted to different contexts, the proven ideas in this book stimulate leadership growth with “evergreen” principles that can be successfully introduced into any situation.

Links for episode:

Improv Leadership Book: https://improvleadershipbook.com/

Rooted Network: https://www.experiencerooted.com/

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