From Egosystem to Ecosystem
Through experience and theoretical knowledge, you possess most of what it takes to be an inspiring, collaborative and effective leader. And yet sometimes you can be defensive, confused, angry, checked out…
This is caused by your “Egosystem” — a constant, unconscious preoccupation with your self-worth. It has led each of us to accumulate limiting mental models, engrained dysfunctions and knee-jerk reactions (see Common Issues).
Through a unique, powerful process of self-discovery, learn to:
• Identify how your ego trips you up
• Build on this insight to lead from your best self
• Act on your most important aspirations
Learn to become an Ecosystem Leader.
Most leaders today feel driven — to measure up, to meet their numbers, to get ahead. This “performance anxiety” paradigm produces passable outcomes, but often at great cost to professional and personal relationships and an organization’s cultural health.
Leaders who learn to shift Egosystem-driven behaviors, individually and organizationally, empower their organizations to operate in an Ecosystem. Create an environment where employees feel inspired to invest their whole self at work, taking risks and owning responsibility.
35 years of research and practical application in the field have evolved this methodology (see core concepts) into an unique and carefully architected set of programs whose results speak for themselves.
Our training is designed to be gently disruptive and deliver unexpected, powerful, long-lasting transformation. It is for people who take their development seriously.
Founders Sami Cohen and Claire Nuer
LaL provides the very best independent leadership development programs that I know of. They have developed a sophisticated analytical lens, and they have crafted tools that enable participants to apply that lens in their daily work. The result is a powerful learning experience equal to none, and both participants and their organizations are the beneficiaries.Robin Ely, PhDWarren Alpert Professor of Business Administration Harvard University
Debra Meyerson, PhDAssociate Professor, Schools of Education & (by courtesy) of Business Stanford University
I’m fascinated at the overlap between the teachings of LaL and the psychological research literature on people’s essential needs, the self-esteem system and the circumstances that encourage true mastery and relatedness, rather than the illusion of competence and feelings of superiority. It has challenged me to push the envelope of my own research in the field.Jennifer Crocker, PhDOhio Eminent Scholar in Social Psychology, Professor of Psychology Ohio State University