What is GWLI?
Group Works Leadership Institute (GWLI) is an ever-expanding
network of paradigm pioneers. We're leaders in our fields.
We share our knowledge, experience and wisdom in ways that
expand the leadership horizon experienced by individuals
and groups. And we know with assurance that leadership can
be learned!! It doesn't happen by accident or by wishing.
There are skills, discipline and practice involved in leadership,
but yes - it can be learned.
GWLI associates delight in bringing cohesion, communication,
inspiration and higher purpose to people and organizations
in many corners of society. Having found "training" to
be rather pedantic, we demonstrate to, and share learning
with , people in all walks of life. We show just how simple,
uplifting and economically beneficial teams, tasks and projects
are when infused with appreciation, connection and satisfaction.
GWLI people are individuals who, as everyday leaders, actually
lead daily in many aspects of their lives. They are engaged
in actually bringing about a paradigm shift. Not all paradigm
pioneers aspire to lead in the spotlight. Some quietly do
what needs to be done, displaying and relying on excellent
facilitation skills. These people are just as excellent as
any leader who appears at the head of a crowd. It was through
the mix of talents and character traits pooled among its
originating people that GWLI came into being.
An originating executive committee was formed that evolved
into the GWLI leadership team. A group of special advisors
guides that team. Just as important, the Institute is a growing
network of respectful and encouraging associates and members.
At GWLI, leadership refers to the thinking and action of
people who are currently engaged in creating "tomorrows" that
are significantly different from today's realities or yesterday's
stories. They are doing so in ways so compelling that their
behaviour generates voluntary followship.
Many people in
hierarchical roles apply their thinking and acting in order
to preserve or enhance their status quo. To us, that isn't
leadership. Leadership and preserving the status quo are
usually mutually exclusive. At GWLI we help people make it
normal to embrace the future and to act to create it NOW.
GWLI offers three things: Leadership Skills for Everyday
Leaders, Leadership Networks and professional Services. When
we don't find the attributes that we celebrate, we bring
'em. That's what excites us. You should see our toolbox!
We enjoy seeing our outlook and our talents passed on. Come
on in, the water's fine!