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Bob Anderson — Conscious Leadership: A Unified Model of Leadership Development

Conscious Leadership: A Unified Model of Leadership Development, a 2019 Cape Cod Institute workshop led by Bob Anderson, August 12-16, 2019

Bob Anderson

Conscious Leadership: A Unified Model of Leadership Development
August 12-16, 2019

People who are highly effective, proficient, and skilled at what they do are often honored with the title of master. Mastery in anything—from sports, to the arts, to leadership—requires a highly competent “outer game” and a highly conscious “inner game.” Effective, masterful leadership is Conscious Competence.

What seldom gets acknowledged is that the inner game runs the outer game. It is the maturity of the inner game that mediates and manages the outer game. Most of our efforts to develop mastery in leadership focus on the outer game of competence and very little on the inner game of consciousness. Until our efforts take a more unified, balanced approach, one that simultaneously involves both the inner and outer game (consciousness and competence), we will fall short in our efforts to develop leaders for the future at the pace required.

Consciousness and performance—personal, organizational, and systemic—are fundamentally connected. The organization will be structured and perform at the predominant level of consciousness of its leadership. If we want higher-order performance, individually and organizationally, consciousness must be restructured.

The good news is that the structure of mind can evolve throughout the lifespan. Consciousness, like an operating system, can be restructured for higher performance in the face of higher complexity. Research has mapped out the trajectory of adult development—how consciousness structures itself at one level of mind and then restructures itself into the next higher-order structure, and the next, and the next. Each new higher-order structure ushers in enhanced capacity, in which more—much more—becomes possible.

This workshop will provide a powerful leadership development experience for both those seeking to improve their own organizations and those serving clients as organizational development consultants, coaches, and therapists. It will introduce you to a unified model of leadership that integrates most of the best theory and research to emerge over the past 50 years in the fields of leadership, psychology, human potential, and even spirituality. At the core of this model are the Stages of Adult Development frameworks that are just now finding their way into our approaches to leadership effectiveness. 

The workshop will include a self-assessment using the Leadership Circle Profile, which provides personal insight through the lens of the Unified Model. It will introduce five leadership practices (listed in the outline below) that will reliably boot up higher-level leadership.


Introduction of the Conscious Leadership Framework
Stages of Adult and Leadership Development
Reactive and Creative Structures of Mind


The Leadership Circle Profile Assessment
The Unified Model of Leadership
Your Profile Results



Practice 1: Working with Underlying Self-Limiting Beliefs


Practice 2: Developing Intuition to Balance Reason
Practice 3: Discerning Personal Purpose
Practice 4: Distilling your Leadership Vision


Practice 5: Courageous Conversation

Bob Anderson

Bob Anderson

Bob Anderson is the founder and Chairman of The Leadership Circle and cofounder and Chairman of Full Circle Group. Bob created the Leadership Circle Profile™ (LCP), a 360o leadership assessment. Forbes named the LCP one of its top executive development assessments.

Bob and Bill Adams authored the book, Mastering Leadership: An Integrated Framework for Breakthrough Performance and Extraordinary Business Results, described as a seminal work in the leadership field. It was a Top Ten Bestseller on 800ceoread and was a Top 10 editorial pick on Amazon.

Bob and Bill’s new book, Scaling Leadership: Building Organizational Capability and Capacity to Create Outcomes that Matter Most, is a street-level view of how senior leaders describe leadership; and provides a proven framework for magnifying agile and scalable leadership in your organization.

Bob serves on the faculty at The University of Notre Dame and received the Partner in Innovation faculty award in 2005. The MEECO Leadership Institute awarded Bob the International Thought Leader of Distinction in 2018. Bob has a master’s in organizational development and a bachelor’s in economics. See:

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What our alumni are saying:

"This course was wonderful in helping me to frame "how I show up" as leader within my organization."

"Bob did an excellent job of interweaving the content with experiential learning - which is how I learn best."

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Social workers completing this course will receive 15 General Social Work Practice continuing education credits. ASWB ACE individual course approval statements can be found here.

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