Welcome to GriggsLeadership.com
I am delighted to be writing this first post on the new GriggsLeadership site. This post will give a quick overview of the past year and introduce what is coming next, but first and foremost I wish to thank Susan K. Bossert for her generous grant that has enabled us to develop the new offerings described below. Without her consistent, thoughtful and loving support Transformational Leadership for Sustainable Social Change and the EpicLeadership Program would certainly still be in the closet.
Thanks also to the Greater Pittsboro Community Development Corporation, Randy Voller, Jan Nichols, et al, for their crucial support in administering the grant.
All the good people at the Videri Chocolate Factory in Raleigh have been my family away from home during the build process for the book, the programs and the site. It is absolutely true that the aroma of freshly brewed chocolate does in fact stimulate creativity.
Many of you are aware that, in addition to the consulting work that is described in the new GriggsLeadership.com website, I have been working on the book, How to Save the World and Be Home in Time for Dinner. After the better part of a year working with promotion and publicity experts, Steve and Bill Harrison at Bradley Communications in Philadelphia, we determined it was time to temporarily put the manuscript on the shelf in favor of getting the online program up and running as soon as possible.
In April we signed a contract with The Ascendant Company in Sausalito, to produce the first high-engagement online 8 week Program in EpicLeadership. Working with Chris Kyle and Eric Thomas has been a dream fulfilled. That launch is scheduled for October 2015 and will be followed by a 9 month mastery program to be announced later this year.
Epic Leadership: Serving the Non-Profit Community
The purpose of our first online program is to reach more of the folks who are working to make our world a better place:
To see those who are working for peace and justice eager and excited to get to work because they are confident that they have an abundance of resources; they know they are working in a richly supportive, collaborative environment; they have the skills to continually renew themselves, their staff, their boards, volunteers, partners and donors; and they are being exceptionally effective at their missions of service.
The program is designed to inspire hope in leaders of important social ventures by demonstrating how to eliminate the routine frustrations and everyday impossibilities that chronically sap our energy and dampen our spirits so they can be far more effective than they ever imagined.
Please peruse our new site and feel free to let us know what works and what could make it stronger (that would be “Strokes and Options” for those of you who have worked with us in the Cooperative Process skill set.) This is a good start, thanks to our web designer, David Shakiban at ColorGrooves in San Francisco. He has been wonderful to work with and I recommend him highly, as I do every other member of our team.
Blessings in all Faiths,