Out of the Cave© is my engaging, entertaining and inspiring talk about the coming tipping-point around men’s leadership – why it’s a problem and an opportunity for us all, and what to do about it.
From an experienced business leader and personal development specialist, popular with audiences of men and women, approximately 40 minutes.
I believe we’re about to reach a tipping-point around perceptions of men’s ability to lead.
There’s a lot of evidence to suggest that men’s leadership is falling behind and is no longer as effective or inspirational as it needs to be. For example, the Harvard Business Review recently scored men lower than women on 15 out of the highest 16 competences of top leaders.
This is because of the triple-whammy of Nuts, Nature and Nurture: men’s innate drives, their natural levels of emotional intelligence and the way they are interpreting modern social pressures.
Organisations and businesses today run on the strength of their relationships, needing good interpersonal skills to lead successfully and men are finding it harder to get the results they want to make their business thrive.
The effects are that some men fall into negative behaviours and struggle to be effective and inspiring leaders in today’s complex, fast-moving situations. And other men don’t reach their full potential, fail to balance their lives and lack a sense of purpose. This can hold the business back and has a hugely negative impact not just for those men themselves but also for their colleagues.
“Out of the Cave” looks at why this is a problem and an opportunity for us all, suggests some things we can do about it and gets to grips with the real strengths that men can bring to leadership.