Learn Before You Need It
You don’t have to stumble over obstacles that many leaders before you have overcome!
The Program provides deeply experienced insight into the issues that come up repeatedly in coaching talented, emerging and established leaders in the tech industry. They are the hidden obstacles that are part of the path of truly mastering the Art of Leadership.
Each workshop, and follow-on set of homework, is built on two fundamentals: Emotional Intelligence, and Practical Tools. The two approaches work together: the Practical Tools suggest mechanisms, Emotional Intelligence builds the skills necessary to make the tools work.
Leadership is about people. The Emotional Intelligence model is foundational in providing an understanding of the self and relationships to other people at work.
The Program devotes a workshop and a month’s practice to the Emotional Intelligence model, and then returns to it in each subsequent workshop, looking at how Emotional Intelligence underlies every area of a Leader’s work.
The cohort is expected to leave each workshop with a set of language around a topic, a collection of practical tools they can use, and experience in practicing with those tools.
The tools are selected from a wide body of material and are usually the simplest possible ones that work!
They are designed to be practiced, remembered and used.
Learning happens through repetition, the experience of practice in real work situations, and “social learning” in community. The Program is supported by a micro-learning app which supports “classic” learning in the workshops in preparation, practice and community between workshops.
Short video lessons, reading and light- weight tests are available before the workshops, so learners start with familiarity with the material.
Between workshops, learners keep in touch with each other through the app, or Slack, so can share their experiences work with new approaches.
Each workshop ends with “homework” assignments, which are set up as further, trackable, “micro- courses” in the app.
JOE DUNN - WHO I AM
I’m a leader, mentor and coach with over twenty years of experience in fast-moving software startups.
Three became successful public companies, and fourth sold for $250M+
My experience covers everything from being one of “three guys in a room” to an officer of a public company. (And a traveling surf bum, barely capable yoga student, skilled improv performer, and twenty-five year student of meditation).
I coach leaders of all kinds (CEOs, CTOs, Engineers, Sales, Marketing) in rapidly-growing tech companies in San Francisco and the Bay Area, from seed-size to “unicorns”.