“Consider this analogy: If you’re a fish, you likely wouldn’t notice the water you live in because water is what surrounds you. You’re used to it. In order for you to notice the water, you would probably need to be taken out of that environment to see it from the outside.
The same applies to our leadership skills. It is hard to fully comprehend the context in which we lead until we allow ourselves to step out of that environment. Failing to recognize the framework in which we operate comes with a high price tag: extinction.”
-Kasia Jamroz, Management Coach
Developing tomorrow’s leaders has never been more important
As Kasia Jamroz lays out in her Forbes’ piece, How to Lead Your Organization into the Future of Work, experiential learning opportunities are key when developing your organization’s rising leaders. Within this context, pro bono has emerged as an innovative, high-impact strategy that can equip corporate leaders with the skills they will need to thrive.
To explore the connection between pro bono and modern leadership, Taproot brought together two leadership development experts and pro bono enthusiasts: George Hallenbeck, Director, Commercialization at the Center for Creative Leadership, and Austin Dowling, Head of Human Resources for the Americas at Macquarie Group. The pair sat down with Cat Ward, Taproot’s former National Director of Advisory Services, to discuss essential leadership skills and how pro bono can help develop them.
This dynamic conversation explores the latest on where corporate leadership development is going and how pro bono creates exciting ‘fish out of water’ learning opportunities that develop the leaders we need both today and tomorrow.
Explore the possibilities for pro bono in the future of work by downloading the Leadership Development Redefined resource.