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All-in-one Meeting Guide

Centered Leadership Part 4: Engaging


The Centered Leadership model will help you lead with impact, resilience, and fulfillment at work and in your life. There are five parts to Centered Leadership: Meaning, Framing, Connecting, Engaging, and Energizing. Watch “Introduction to Centered Leadership”.

Engaging, the focus of this meeting, emphasizes how you can overcome your fears, move into action, and take risks.

Meeting Goals

  • Develop strategies to make you more comfortable facing your fears and taking risks

Pre-Meeting Prep

Meeting Agenda

100 min (based on 10-member group size)

  • 1


    20 min

    Warm up, catch up, and get going

  • 2

    Activity 1: Key Takeaways

    5 min

    Review the core concepts of our “Engaging” video

  • 3

    Activity 2: Reflect on a Success

    5 min

    Recall a time when you achieved something against the odds

  • 4

    Activity 3: Rethink Outcomes

    25 min

    Consider the outcomes of acting versus not acting

  • 5

    Activity 4: Run a Pre-Mortem

    15 min

    Plan against your worst nightmare

  • 6

    One Action

    20 min

    The little push you need to go for it

  • 7


    10 min

    What’s next and a few final word

Portrait of Joanna Barsh

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Joanna Barsh, director emeritus of McKinsey & Company and author of Centered Leadership and How Remarkable Women Lead.