Leadership Sculptor helps research leaders who operate in competitive environments and want to maximize productivity and reduce conflicts, so they can more easily achieve something important with their lives.
Drawing on our many years in research and later as leadership development consultants, trainers and coaches, we have designed a systematic approach (Leadership Sculptor®) to help both newly-promoted and well-established R&D leaders to outperform their targets. Our approach is uniquely effective because we hone their leadership edge, using their scientific skill set to enhance their emotional intelligence.
Our clients report the efficiency of this fun approach helps them to build a personal style of leadership that conveys genuinely professional behaviour. They clarify their professional vision, grow their staff to be more independent and learn to balance the conflicting demands on their time and resources.
Based on his own experience and his work with thousands of leaders in R&D environments, CJ has come to understand that leadership is determined by five factors:
To quote the Italian sculptor Michelangelo
„In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action. I have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to the other eyes as mine see it.“
CJ has designed a systematic approach (Leadership Sculptor®), the details of which are tailored to each person, to help people sculpt their own leadership, by helping them recognise the contours of their leadership profile and equipping them with the tools necessary to allow it to emerge. Over the years, Leadership Sculptor has further refined this approach.
To find out how this could work in your situation – please contact us.
Training & Coaching Manager,
Senior Trainer, Coach
Senior Trainer, Coach, Consultant
Senior Trainer, Coach
Strategy & Marketing Manager,
Senior Trainer, Coach
Trainer, Coach, Consultant
Our Vision & Mission
The company was founded with the vision born from the realisation that we face a number of challenges to which research can make large contributions towards solving them. Obviously, we also need changes at the personal, social and political levels. Ever pragmatic, we contribute where we can make a difference.
We have refined our values over the years, to better reflect how we work. Four of the five values have been constant. In the Summer of 2019, we replaced Harmonious by Ubuntu — a prescient change for the pandemic that started in early 2020.
We bring different aspects of creativity into how we work with clients: visualising ideas; using analogue approaches where possible, to foster co-creation; applying situative humour
Our attitude is cooperative; we acknowledge the legitimacy of diverse viewpoints; we hold a safe space for working
We adapt programmes on the fly to the needs and questions of those in the room; we think and act “on the ball” we are aware of and set boundaries appropriately
We are responsible for what we do; acting ethically and with integrity are part of our striving for excellence; we are team players
We display empathy, trust and authenticity; we’re open about our strengths and weaknesses; in workshops, we’re open for sidebars in breaks and at meals
Our Base, St. Anthony’s
The one thing CJ’s grandmothers could agree on — apart from how to make the perfect apple tart — was, if you lose something and you pray to St. Anthony, he will help you find it. As a small child, CJ nodded in agreement to this, since there was often a slice of perfect apple tart to celebrate the find.
In 2019, we moved the company to Wilhelm Baden Haus in Meckesheim, near Heidelberg, which had been a Catholic church, Heiliger Antonius, in earlier years. So we rechristened the building to St. Anthony’s — what could be a more appropriate name for a meeting place for researchers than one dedicated to finding things, to making discoveries!
Now we just need to rediscover the long-lost recipe for the perfect apple tart! If you think you have found it, send it in and Daphne will make the tart.
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