Reflecting on leadership
I used this tool in the context of the Clore Social mantra ‘Know Yourself, Be Yourself, Look After Yourself’ as a way to reflect on my own leadership.
I lead a multi-disciplinary team and the person I drew was someone who could join dots and see how all functions fit together laterally and also strategically. This revealed more about the weaknesses in my leadership style than it did about the team itself.
I did the picture alone and then shared it on Slack as part of the Discover programme. It felt slightly ridiculous and humbling to have to draw a picture and share it with people – I now realise that was an important part of the process – to make myself vulnerable builds quick connections.