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Centered Leadership Part 2: Framing


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”.

Framing, the focus of this meeting, is one of the most exciting, because we learn to understand and accept our fears (reducing their power over us) and ultimately to shift the underlying mindsets and behaviors that have created those fears and our responses to them.

Meeting Goals

  • Understand your triggers and fears to reduce their power
  • Learn how to pause in moments of conflict
  • Develop strategies for facing your fears and shifting your mindsets

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

    25 min

    Review the core concepts of the “Framing” video

  • 3

    Activity 2: Personal Reflection

    25 min

    Identify how you respond physically and emotionally to difficult situations

  • 4

    Activity 3: Strategies for Pausing

    10 min

    Reflect on the ways you find your “center” in the moment

  • 5

    Activity 4: Facing Your Fear

    10 min

    Identify your fear and how this affects you and your outcomes

  • 6

    Activity 5: Shifting Mindsets

    25 min

    Reframe your difficult situation to achieve a better outcome

  • 7

    One Action

    20 min

    The little push you need to go for it

  • 8


    10 min

    What’s next and a few final words

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.