Duration: 1 hour
Price: Free

Visual thinking is key to effective leadership in the face of complex challenges. CCL has two image-based tools for use by leaders and leadership development professionals that enhance visual thinking and promote creative leadership. Visual Explorer™ and Leadership Metaphor Explorer™ work by putting powerful images and metaphors in the middle of engaging conversations that create shared direction, alignment and commitment.

In this webinar participants will:

  • Learn how visual thinking promotes creative and effective leadership
  • Experience Visual Explorer™ and Leadership Metaphor Explorer™ and the wide application of each tool
  • Practice the basics of a creative leadership conversation using these visual tools

Target audience:

  • Practicing leaders who need tools to build direction, alignment and commitment
  • Leadership Development Professionals
About The Presenters

Charles J. Palus is a senior enterprise associate in Research, Innovation & Product Development at the Center for Creative Leadership. He conducts research on interdependent leadership and creates new knowledge and innovations for the Center's organization leadership development practice. He has been widely published on leadership including articles and chapters for the CCL Handbook of Leadership Development, the CCL Handbook of Coaching, the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, the Consulting Psychology Journal, and the Change Handbook. He is co-author of the award-winning book The Leader's Edge: Six Creative Competencies for Navigating Complex Challenges, and co-inventor of the Visual Explorer™ and the Leadership Metaphor Explorer™, tools for facilitating creative dialogue. He has designed and facilitated numerous programs including the Leading Creatively Program, Facing and Solving Complex Challenges, and the Action Learning Leadership Process™.

Prior to coming to CCL he was a research engineer for E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company; an instructor and designer for the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School; and taught social psychology at Boston College.

He received his B.S. degree in chemical engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and his Ph.D. degree in adult developmental psychology from Boston College.

David Magellan Horth is a Senior Enterprise Associate, at the Center for Creative Leadership®, in the Design & Evaluation Center. His main contributions are as a program designer, facilitator, and author. David is an accomplished trainer in a range of custom and open-enrollment programs, including the Leadership Development Program (LDP)® and the Looking Glass Experience. His fluency with both the technical and administrative aspects of business is a major asset in his work as a designer, facilitator, and executive coach for senior managers in client organizations. David co-author of The Leader's Edge: Six Creative Competencies for Navigating Complex Challenges.

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