A few years ago, I was delivering a presentation at a local user group meeting. During the question and answer period at the end, I went off on a little rant about various leadership challenges I see in organizations.
That rant spawned an article you will find on this site called “The Silent Leadership Crisis” and for me, it was the first time that I put tangible words around the leadership mindset I coach my clients towards which I call Co-creative leadership.
When I joined the Forbes Coaches Council last year, the first article that I wrote for them was called “Why leaders need to get more co-creative” which I republished on this site.
I am very passionate about this topic and I incorporate this leadership mindset in everything that I do from working with my own team at Pyxis Cultures, to how I deliver the Management 3.0 and other training courses that I give, to how I coach leaders in the organizations that I work with.
An overview of co-creative leadership
I recorded this video in the fall of 2016 as I was building some new marketing materials for my personal web site steffansurdek.com. In this video you will find many of the key ideas behind Co-creative Leadership!
The half-day that I spent with a videographer friend of mine recording the video was really amazing! We managed to get permission to film in a cool area of the public library where I live and we recorded all the material in an interview format. Basically the videographer asked me a set of questions and I just went off and ranted on different topics.
From a behind the scenes perspective, the editing of this video was a stellar example of co-creative leadership between us. We each dared to put out ideas and challenge one another in order to get to the end result of this video. I am really proud of what we produced together.