Are you a Beaver? <ul><li>And other tales about leadership, teamwork, happiness and success. </li></ul><ul><li>University of Southern Queensland Leadership </li></ul>
World Cafe Set the context Create a hospitable space Encourage everyone's contribution Connect diverse perspectives Explore questions that matter
What is my unique background or experience? Are you a “natural” at entertaining children, working with animals, giving speeches, planning events, taking pictures, talking on the phone, being patient with the elderly, crunching numbers, writing letters, rallying support...or just working quietly behind the scenes to get things done?
What is my life motto? Think about your philosophy on life. Eg. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all? Life is what we are alive to. It is not length but breadth. Life is not a problem to solve, it is a gift to cherish?
What will I leave behind? The only thing you take with you when you are gone is what you leave behind. What will be your path of service? There is a cause or an issue out there with your name on it, something you care about, someplace where you can serve or make a difference in a way that is unique to you.
The way we have problem solved for the last 100 years is no longer relevant or successful in the landscape of today.
None of us can solve large scale change alone anymore.
We must turn up with something to teach and something to apprentice in.
Characteristics of DIY Community Craftsmanship Strong value on expertise rather than certificates.
Characteristics of DIY Community Craftsmanship Creation of an own subculture with ethical and qualitative demands.
Characteristics of DIY Community Craftsmanship Organic Planning. (Act then reflect)
Characteristics of DIY Community Craftsmanship Partnerships and strong commitment to the community.
DIY Communities are made up of engaged professional-amateurs, who pursue rather professional standards in their DIY activities. They value communities and collaboration. They put relationships with people above all else. They work with collective consciousness.
When these four characteristics combine you get...
Type 1: The Beaver <ul><li>You are structured, detailed, organised, thorough, linear, process orientated, particular, specific. </li></ul>
Type 2: The Dolphin <ul><li>You are big picture orientated, all about concepts, emotionally driven, intuitive, socially curious </li></ul>
Type 3: The Owl <ul><li>You are a big picture thinker, independent in the way you think, all about logic, you love problem solving, you can see how all the little things fit together </li></ul>
Type 4: The Fox <ul><li>You are tactical, fast, you respond to needs quickly, you are instinctive, hands on, a doer, like to be ‘on the ground’. </li></ul>
The Harvest <ul><li>The opportunity to capture and interpret the conversation. </li></ul><ul><li>What is the content that is strategically going to serve us as leaders? </li></ul><ul><li>Collective meaning making. </li></ul>