Is The Leadership Lab right for me?
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is joining a Leadership Lab cohort right for me?
- Do I consider myself successful?
- Do I recognize that leadership is lonely?
- Am I after more than happiness?
- Do I desire to grow personally and professionally?
- Have I benefited from individual therapy, professional coaching, or other leadership development programs (such as YPO, EO, Strategic Coach, and Vistage?)
Is now the right time for me to join a cohort?
- I am realizing how precious my time here is.
- I am available to set aside ½ day a month, ten times a year toward being the best version of myself.
- I can invest financial resources in my own personal and professional growth.
- I see how I could benefit from being part of a small, intentional community of like-minded peer leaders.
What change and growth would I see through participating in a cohort?
- I want to nurture my True Self so I can be a better leader, friend, spouse, and/or parent.
- I desire my life to be more meaningful and impactful.
- I want greater self awareness and clarity
- I want to be able to have more courageous conversations.
Do I align with Leadership Lab’s core values?
- Love People. Relationships matter most.
- Do good work that creates value. Never take advantage or shortcuts.
- Say what you mean and do what you say. Eliminate b.s., tired talk, or dead language.
- Swim in the deep, deep end. Truth contains no easy answers.
- Disrupt the status quo. Growth is a commitment to continuous improvement.
- Embody Joy. Play, laugh, create, and celebrate.
- Keep Heart. When the going gets tough, leaders dare greatly.
How often do we meet?
What happens if I have to miss?
Where do we meet?
What are the differences in the membership levels?
If these passages resonate with you, you are likely a good fit for a leadership cohort.
“QUESTIONS HOLD THE LANTERN”
Once you start to awaken, no one can ever claim you again for the old patterns. Now you realize how precious your time here is. You are no longer willing to squander your essence on undertakings that do not nourish your true self. Your patience grows thin with tired talk and dead language. You see through the rosters of expectation which promise you safety and the confirmation of your outer identity. Now you are impatient for growth, willing to put yourself in the way of change. You want your work to become an expression of your gift. You want your relationship to voyage beyond the pallid frontiers to where the danger of transformation dwells. You want your God to be wild and to call you to where your destiny awaits.
“CITIZENS OF A REPUBLIC”
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
THE LEADER’S CHARGE
Stephen James, The Leadership Lab Founder
Go now into the world in peace.
Bear your burdens with nobility.
Share your gifts with humility.
Hold fast to what is good.
Return no evil for evil.
Strengthen the faint-hearted.
Support the weak.
Help the suffering.
Honor all people.