Jim Dryburgh unlocks the power of emotions to better understand his people and the human condition. Making people feel safe, supported and empowered.
Welcome to Emotional Leadership by Jim Dryburgh, Chief of Staff at NZ Defence Force. Jim is an ECD Certified Consultant aka Pro Elephant Rider.
Learn from him all about his approach to leadership and the role emotion plays in high-performing teams.
Watch the full 9min episode here. It's packed full of surprising and powerful leadership gems:
There's a myth that work and emotions don't mix. That we need to check them at the door. Lots of leaders suppress feelings or avoid expressing them. We're gonna flip workplace conversations and show you how embracing emotions as a leader will change the way you lead.
In Season 2 of Elephant Rider Insights on ECDTV, we'll feature four inspiring interviews with Sarah Leberman MNZM, Mary Cording, Mat Kearney & Jim Dryburgh. In each interview, they'll explore the connection between leadership and emotion and describe what we call Emotional Leadership.
Keep an eye out for these interviews on ECDTV each week over the next month.
riders&elephants wants to make the workplace more human. Our belief is that people have a right to express themselves, to tap into their emotions, to connect with others, and to be themselves at work and in their lives.
Want to join us? Click here to learn more about our Elephant Rider Community here: https://lnkd.in/gC2QZyvU
Sports coaches and school leaders can use the Emotional Culture Deck to foster an emotion-driven culture and increase young people's emotional and social development.
Even though this program is about school sports teams, you can hack it and use it for any group of people within a school environment: a group of musical students, a group of performing arts students, a group of teachers. Even a classroom can use this to define their culture.
We've seen first-hand how this game can help young people with social-emotional learning. But there are a lot of barriers keeping schools and community groups from having this discussion.
We feel it's our duty to use our platform and skills to help as many young people, schools and community groups as we can around the world.
This programme is free for anyone who works in a school as a teacher, coach, administrator, volunteer or community leader or works with...
Our founder, Jeremy was invited to be part of Imagine This, a podcast about creative people who have started from their garages and kitchen tables, and built businesses that are making an impact.
Leading New Zealand journalist Jehan Casinader explores the Wellington business landscape in conversation with industry leaders, innovators and change-makers.
Hear all about the journey he's been on to bring this wild dream to life, where he's at now and where he's heading next.
Check out more of this amazing Imagine This series here: https://www.wellingtonnz.com/imagine-this
In 2020, Jehan Casinader was named “Broadcast Reporter of the Year” at the Voyager Media Awards for his extensive coverage of the Christchurch terror attack. In 2018, he was named “Reporter of the Year” at the New Zealand Television Awards.
Jehan has worked in the fast-past world of primetime TV for more than a decade. Most...
Learn from Cricket Wellington CEO, Cam Mitchell, about his approach to emotional leadership and how ECD adopters and Practitioners can get the most out of the game when working with CEOs.
Want to try the ECD for free?
In conjunction with Cricket Wellington Inc, we’ve been working on the design of a free schools ECD Pilot Programme. Our goal is to make the world-leading culture work we’ve done with the Wellington Firebirds & Blaze cricket teams available to every school in the world for free!
Yesterday we wrapped up the first ECD Schools Pilot Programme with Wellington College Cricket 1st X1.
The reactions and engagement with this game never cease to amaze me.
Over the last month, we’ve seen young men be open and vulnerable with each other. One student told us “it’s helped them speak their truth” with each other.
Check out what some of the students said they liked about their experiences over the past month…who said young adults aren’t able to express themselves!
But the thing we’re most proud of is how we’re using sport as a vehicle to increase the social-emotional learning of our young people.
Thank you Wellington College,...
Cricket Wellington has been playing with The Emotional Culture Deck for the past four years.
According to CEO, Cam Mitchell and General Manager Liz Green, The Emotional Culture Deck has changed so much at Cricket Wellington.
"I've never been part of a culture that's never been closer or tighter, everyone feels like they're part of something."
“The best change I've seen in the group is the vulnerability."
“Without the Deck, we wouldn’t have been as connected, and we wouldn’t know each other like we do, at every level”
“Everyone who comes in here, including our sponsors, notices that our people are engaged with focus and autonomy and that there is a positive word of mouth between players and administrators.”
How Cricket Wellington is applying the Emotional Culture Deck to its whole of cricket approach
The Deck is disarming, says Jeremy, and that’s why it is so effective. It’s a fun, easy, non-threatening way to share personal stuff, especially at times of change. And that certainly proved to be the case as the Emotional Culture Deck was introduced to individuals in core teams at Cricket Wellington, then whole teams, ground staff and more.
Walk through the Basin Reserve buildings and it’s clear that this is a game that deeply values its traditions. They’ve been playing cricket here for more than 150 years …
So the arrival of Cam as CEO was something of an oddball: a professional administrator, with a background in football, brought in by the Board to right a ship that was struggling.
It didn’t take Cam long to work out that the trouble ran deeper than just the balance sheet. People were busy but the work didn’t align back...
You might notice something a little different about our Instagram profile
We took the chance now to change the name of our account to @ridersandelephants to capture all of our games. You’ll see our existing and new games popping up across our platforms over the coming months.
Despite The Emotional Culture Deck having been in the world (and in your workplace toolkit) for 3 years, it’s only the beginning for us at R&E. We’re really proud of where we’ve come from, the progress we’re making, and where we’re headed—and it’s all thanks to (and for) you!
R&E's mission to humanise the workplace is gaining traction and we're feeling so excited to be on the journey together. We hope you're feeling proud to be a part of what we’re creating here at R&E
On Instagram, you can now tag us @ridersandelephants
And use these hashtags for our games:
#emotionalculturedeck #cxdeck #wellbeingdeck