What Is Your True North?
Your True North is the essence of who you are: your most deeply held beliefs, values, and principles—the ones you lead and live by. Discovering your True North requires deep introspection of your life story, the times you have lost your way, and your most challenging crucibles in order to gain the self-awareness of what is most important in your life and the causes you want to devote yourself to.
Only then will you be prepared to lead other people, because the hardest person you will ever have to lead is yourself.
When you have discovered your True North, you are ready to discern the purpose of your leadership—your North Star. When you do so, people will naturally gravitate to you and your leadership, and join you in striving for that clear sense of purpose. As you lead teams with purpose and clear values, you will find that you can have much greater impact through your leadership.
- Do you want to be a leader with greater impact?
- Are you stuck in a role that lacks real meaning for you?
- Do you want more fulfillment in your life?
- Are you ready to look inward at your own leadership purpose?
The world is crying out for more authentic, trustworthy, and inspiring people to follow.
Are you that kind of leader?
True North Leadership at 1440
1440 Multiversity cofounder Scott Kriens and I have created a 5-day program designed for leaders to discover their True North.
True North Leadership (TNL) is designed to help you discern the purpose of your leadership and ascertain how you can make a unique difference in the world.
Scott and I teach the program alongside leadership expert retired Brigadier General Dana H. Born of Harvard's Kennedy School, human potential guru and Lucenscia CEO Michelle Maldonado, and George Family Foundation president Gayle Ober.
October of 2018 marked the inaugural kickoff of True North Leadership at 1440. Sixty-three dedicated participant leaders from a wide range of organizations—nonprofits, foundations, healthcare, education, small and large business, government, media (and even a dedicated firefighter) took part. Several participants came from outside the United States. Participant feedback revealed the program was a huge success. Many who took part continue to meet regularly with the small groups of six they closely collaborated with throughout.
An Environment Like No Other
The unique setting of 1440 Multiversity makes all the difference in this program as the environment engages your mind, body, and spirit and builds a sense of community.
TNL is designed to activate not just your brain but all of your senses in the beauty of the setting.
Classes are held twice per day inside a large classroom and also outside in the Redwood amphitheater and forest Cathedral.
Each class begins with a short mindfulness meditation designed to ground everyone and enable them to set an intention for the class. Most of the classes use the case study method as a basis for discussing leadership issues important to participants.
All participants are assigned to True North groups of five people plus a facilitator. The groups meet twice daily following each class, mostly outdoors. These sessions provide opportunities to discuss personal leadership issues in an intimate, confidential setting—and are rated as the highlight of the program.
One of the great strengths of this program is the diversity of its participants—the vast array of life experiences, backgrounds, and professional fields represented means that we truly learn from each other.
It is through mutual sharing that we grow to become better leaders and gain the ability to tackle greater challenges.
I invite you to join us for this unique opportunity to take your leadership to the next level as you discover your True North.
True North Leadership
October 13 - 18, 2019
Join Harvard Business School (HBS) Professor Bill George and former Juniper Networks CEO Scott Kriens for a journey to discover your True North and become a better leader. True North Leadership is based on Bill's groundbreaking courses at HBS that have helped...