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Leadership Metaphor Explorer

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Understand the Role of Leadership in Your Organization

With many different leadership styles out there, such as dependent, which tends to focus on centralized authority, independent, which tends to focus on self-reliance, and interdependent, which tends to focus on collaboration and teamwork, it can raise some questions about leadership styles in your own teams and organizations.

The Leadership Metaphor Explorer is a dynamic training tool designed to stimulate wisdom and understanding about how leadership plays out in organizations. Created by the Center for Creative Leadership, this hands-on game uses metaphorical images and captions to open a dialogue about dependent, independent, and interdependent leadership cultures to help you evaluate what changes need to be made in your leadership approach.

How It Works

The Leadership Metaphor Explorer is an interactive training tool designed to stimulate creative, insightful conversations about leadership in and among groups. Individuals choose the option that resonates with them the most from a deck of 83 image and caption cards, then participate in a group discussion about leadership in organizations.

The comprehensive Facilitator’s Guide is designed to help instructors and participants understand how leadership plays out in their organizations, communities, and across boundaries.

Uses and Applications

Conducting a Leadership Metaphor Explorer session requires no specialized training or coaching skills. By sharing different metaphors among themselves, team and organizational members can stimulate wisdom and understanding about how leadership plays out in the organization, in communities, and across geographical and cultural boundaries.

Learning Outcomes

Use Leadership Metaphor Explorer to help participants gain insight into a wide range of essential training topics, including:

  • Coaching
  • Talent development
  • Leadership awareness
  • Reflection and dialogue
  • And more

Product Details

Product Type: Game. The Facilitator Guide includes everything you need to lead a successful training session.

Target Audience: Managers and supervisors.

Measures: How participants apply leadership skills during team-building exercises.

Dimensions: Problem solving, team building, communication, and decision making skills.

Time Required: One hour.

What to Order

Complete Game Kit: Order One Game Kit To Train up to Eight Participants

The Complete Game Kit includes one set of 83 reusable cards, as well as a comprehensive Facilitators Guide, providing useful guidelines for a successful learning experience.

About the Authors

The Center for Creative Leadership is a global provider of leadership development. By leveraging the power of leadership to drive results that matter most to clients, CCL transforms individual leaders, teams, organizations, and society. Its cutting-edge solutions are steeped in extensive research and experience gained from working with hundreds of thousands of leaders at all levels.

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