TrustTemenos Leadership Academy

An experience report.

In the last months, from January to July 2018, I took part in the TrustTemenos Leadership Academy, held and developed by Olaf Lewitz, Christine Neidhardt and Scott Downs. The academy timescale is build around four weekends to meet in person every other month, and a weekly videocall of one hour. The agenda is based on the Temenos Concept going back to Siraj Sirajuddin. „Temenos“ is a greek word for the innermost part of a temple and by that stands for a safe space.

The TrustTemenos consist of four steps, which are represented by one of the in-person weekends in the academy. In the first step we begin to understand where we come from and what has brought us here, using an influence map. After that we clearify the present and it´s time to make clean slate with ourselfs. In the third step we formulate our personal vision to understand where we want to go and what we need to do. While everything until here had the goal to deeply reflect on ourselfs, the last step opens the stage to show up as a leader, by contributing actively with own prepared content to the agenda of the weekend.

I took part in that academy to become more aware of my strengths and weaknesses when taking over leadership. I wanted to understand what effect I already have on others and where I can unleash more potential. Also, in early 2018 I found myself a little bit stuck in self development as an experience Agile Coach that is somewhat established in the market since several years now, and I felt it was time for a new challenge. „TrustTemenos Leadership Academy“ weiterlesen