MOBIUS CARES A FREE SEMINAR SERIES

a series of free weekly seminars on topics to support you in these complex times

Mobius Executive Leadership wishes to bring the best of our body of ideas, practices and wisdom to our collective grappling with the heartbreaking COVID-19 crisis.

As such we are hosting Mobius Cares: A weekly free seminar with one of our Senior Experts or Thought Leaders.

Please join us and share this FREE resource widely with your own colleagues, teams and friends.

Past Webinars

April 15, 2020 | 11:00 AM ET

Love in a Lockdown: Relationships in a time of Crisis with Terry Real

Facing a potentially lethal pandemic, stuck at home, not off to work, or anywhere else for that matter, home-schooling children, financial uncertainty – it’s hard to imagine much more on our plates. And yet I’ve noticed an odd thing in these uncertain times: For many of us, human connection has never felt more important or vital. Learn about RELATIONAL MINDFULNESS holding steady when triggered, how crisis effects close relationships, and the opportunities presenting themselves in the midst of a nightmare. This talk aims to equip all of us to better rise to the occasion.

 

Terry Real is the Founder of the Relational Life Institute, world renowned therapist, author and Mobius Senior Expert.

April 22, 2020 | 11:00 AM ET

Putting Complexity Thinking to the Test of this Pandemic with Zafer Achi

The irony of the coronavirus is that a relentlessly predictable phenomenon has thrown the world into chaos. People are facing unprecedented challenges with life and death at stake, for which they feel woefully unprepared. In this webinar, we will see whether complexity thinking can help us make sense of what we are living in ways that open new, liberating possibilities.

 

Zafer Achi is a McKinsey & Company, Director Emeritus and Mobius Senior Expert.

April 29, 2020 | 11:00 AM ET

Embodied Leadership in a Crisis with Jennifer Cohen

When predictable pathways are shaded from view, leaders and change practitioners must design a freshly imagined future. As we do this, what becomes possible is immense. In this webinar we explore the first step in designing from the possible, not from the predictable. This is an embodied process. Our emotions, urges, and conditioned patterns are unlikely to help us navigate the current terrain. And for each of us, there will be moments when historical, trauma-related responses (which each of us carry, to varying extents) will be activated by today’s more extreme conditions. We must practice that which we can become by discerning the new organizing principle around which we center ourselves.

 

Jennifer Cohen is the Co-Founder of Seven Stones Leadership and a Mobius Transformational Faculty member.

May 6, 2020 | 11 AM ET

Lead Now With All of Your Inner Wisdom with Erica Ariel Fox

In ordinary times it takes focus and discipline to meet the world with the best of who we are. When the world around us falls apart, we need even more conviction to live and lead using the full range of our inner intelligences. Using the Big Four elements from Winning from Within, Mobius Chief Thought Leader and Co-Founder Erica Ariel Fox will help us reflect on ways to practice The Dreamer, The Thinker, The Lover, and The Warrior during this global crisis that impacts all of us. (No experience with Winning from Within needed).

 

Erica Ariel Fox is the Co-Founder of Mobius Executive Leadership and author of Winning
From Within.

May 13, 2020 | 11:00 AM ET

Reentering Presence in a Contracted World with Anne Gottlieb

Anne Gottlieb leads this special 1.5-2 hour online workshop. As we have become relegated to connecting with others on-screen, flattened into grids of two-dimensional digital boxes, we can begin to lose a sense of ourselves as multidimensional beings in time and space.  Zoom, for example, is a magical technology but what is even more magical is our imagination and our capacity to expand our embodied consciousness and contact-fulness with others even in a contracted world. This experiential, somatic workshop will guide participants into the dimensions that hold our sense of support, interconnectedness, wisdom, intuition, beauty and imagination such that we can access tremendous generativity as leaders during this transitional time.  Please prepare your space so that you can move your body 360°, move your chair easily, stand a few feet away from the screen and use your voice freely. Instructions will be given to adapt the seminar for those who have very limited space, sound privacy or need to remain seated for the duration.

Anne is an actor, writer and Mobius Director of Presence.

May 20, 2020 | 11:00 AM ET

High-Leverage Leadership: Systems Thinking in a Crisis with David Stroh & Marilyn Paul

At a time when most of the world is experiencing intense resource and mobility constraints, it helps to understand where our leverage for guiding change lies in three dimensions:

 

(1) Identifying often non-obvious leverage points in the complex social systems within which we are embedded;

 

(2) Tapping leverage in ourselves by developing specific character traits that enable us to work more effectively with complex system dynamics;

 

(3) Learning not only how to act on systems, but also how to stop acting and renew ourselves on a daily and weekly basis.

 

David Stroh is a Mobius Senior Expert and author of Systems Thinking for Social Change and Marilyn Paul, a close Mobius Friend, is the author of An Oasis in Time.

May 27, 2020 | 11:00 AM ET

Engaging The Brain’s Complexity in the Pandemic Era: Cognitive Strategies to Dance on the Edge of the Known with Dr. Srini Pillay

Uncertainty is not new for organizations. It’s been a theme for more than a decade. Yet, the pandemic of 2020 represents a predatory threat that physiologically looms over the brain’s creative potential in new and unprecedented ways. Extensive brain research has indicated that predatory fear adds a layer of complexity to existential anxiety, and that rising death tolls turn the brain’s cognitive capacity upside down, making us more biased, insular, and trapped in a state of consciousness that holds us back from the dance with life. Although neurons often function optimally at the edge of chaos, understanding how to thrive on this edge without a perverse thrill can pose many challenges.  In this webinar, Dr. Srini Pillay, a Harvard-trained psychiatrist, brain scientist, leadership development expert and invited member of a US think tank on disasters, trauma and global mental health will explain how the brain is in fact wired to navigate this complexity, and how we can institute specific cognitive practices to enable ourselves to engage a deeper level of consciousness in the pandemic era.

 

Dr. Srini Pillay is the Founder of NeuroBusiness Group, Author of Life Unlocked; Your Brain and Business and Tinker Dabble Doodle Try and Mobius Senior Expert.

June 3, 2020 | 11:00 AM ET

This is the Moment You’ve Been Waiting For with Marty Boroson

“A genius is not ahead of his time – he is in his time, and everyone else is behind.” Leon Katz

Is it possible that everything in life has been preparing you for this moment? Can you fully accept this moment just as it is?

This 90-minute webinar offers you a way to reframe the current crisis, or any difficult experience, to find the seeds of potential that are always here, right now.

Being truly present in the moment is vital for healing and resilience, gives birth to creativity, and is invaluable to leadership, but it’s not always easy. We will begin with a radical definition of the moment – on that gets beyond popular clichés, and show how being present in the moment can be helpful even when now isn’t nice. You will learn how habits such as denial, distraction, resistance, bias and procrastination keep you from the present moment … and learn a key way to overcome them. We will also learn how we limit our clients’ potential and inhibit our own greatness, just by missing the moment that is here. And we will practice One Moment Meditation® to come back to this moment, at a moment’s notice.

Martin Boroson is the author of One Moment Meditation; Founder of the One Moment Company, and a Mobius Transformational Faculty Member.

 

 

June 10, 2020 | 11:00 AM ET

Turning Crisis into Opportunity with Gabor George Burt

The current crisis is creating a whole new normal. It will separate those organizations that will shape its future and those left behind.

Gabor George Burt – originator of The Slingshot Framework, top Blue Ocean Strategy expert, global authority on creative business transformation and re-imagining market boundaries will lead a 90-minute webinar on how to be among the future-shapers.

Topics covered include, how leaders can:

1. View the current crisis as extreme disruption

2. Embrace a ‘perpetual crisis’ mindset, understanding that disruption is constant

3. Harness creativity as your organization’s critical resource for finding new opportunities during and after this crisis

4. Adopt a process to systematically focus your creative thinking on what customers need and want the most – The Slingshot Framework

5. Use this process to look at your current business and identify new market opportunities while minimizing resources/cutting costs, and keeping your staff engaged and motivated

6. Take advantage of the crisis to strengthen your customer relationships, community outreach, and to revitalize your company’s value proposition

June 17, 2020 | 11:00 AM ET

State of Mind Methodology: Cultivating Team Buoyancy with Alexander Caillet

One of the most important drivers of high-performance team functioning and healthy group dynamics is the nature and quality of a team’s State of Mind. As State of Mind fluctuates within team members, so does it fluctuate within the team impacting its levels of effectiveness, cohesion and performance. High performing teams implicitly know this and are willing and able to see, own and manage their State of Mind for optimal functioning. In times of crisis, it becomes even more critical for teams to remain aware of their State of Mind as team members and therefore teams can suffer from a reduced ability to self-observe and self-regulate.

In this 90-minute Mobius Cares session, Alexander Caillet, CEO of Corentus, a pioneer in the field of team coaching, and Mobius Senior Expert, will introduce you to a simple, practical and powerful set of ideas and tools that will equip you to work with the concept of State of Mind with teams. These ideas and tools have been embraced by teams across a multitude of industries around the world, and will enable you to engage in an active exploration of the following topics:

> What is State of Mind and how does it play out in teams?

> How do teams remain aware of the various levels of State of Mind they inhabit?

> How can teams understand the impact State of Mind is having on their levels of effectiveness, cohesion and performance?

> What are some useful and practical methods and practices teams can use to own and manage their state of mind – especially in times of crisis?

You will be receiving full access to the Corentus website State of Mind landing page following the session where you will be given full access to all of the materials and tools referenced during the session.

June 24, 2020 | 12:30-2:00 PM ET

Your Energy is Contagious: Leading in a Time of Crisis with Tony Schwartz

Special note: This webinar is only available to those who can join us live. There will be no recording of this session.

As leaders, how you’re feeling profoundly influences how others feel. Your emotions are as contagious as the virus itself. For better and for worse, you are a Chief Energy Officer. Fatigue, fear and overwhelm undermine your ability to think clearly and creatively, solve problems, connect with your team members, and make the best and most informed choices in a constantly changing environment. Resilience is the ability to function effectively and sustainably under intense stress. That’s only possible if you give equal priority to renewing and refueling, and to creating an environment that supports your people in taking care of themselves. As a result of this 90-minute session, participants will take away:

> An understanding of how operating in “Survival Zone” dramatically diminishes your capacity and effectiveness as a leader.

> Specific self-regulation tools and strategies to help you get back into the Performance Zone.

> The key practices that fuel long-term resilience.

> Strategies for talking with your team, and creating an environment that helps them feel safer, more secure and better able to focus.

Tony Schwartz is the CEO and Founder of the Energy Project, author of the international bestseller The Power of Full Engagement, and Mobius Senior Expert