In this chapter we explore emotional discomfort and the use of live polling to enable business leaders on executive education leadership programs to move beyond their emotional comfort zones, to facilitate self-awareness and enhance reflective practice. Openly acknowledging and discussing one’s leadership weaknesses produce emotions which are not always easily shared, especially among business leaders. Yet identifying emotions and acknowledging discomfort is key for reflective practice and a common failure in many leadership development programs. We reflect on our experience in designing and delivering a custom leadership development program commissioned by a UK based corporate client. We draw on the pedagogy of discomfort, emotions in leadership development and the use of Audience Response System (ARS) technology to enable and facilitate the development of learner self-awareness.
|Title of host publication||Honing Self-awareness of Faculty and Future Business Leaders|
|Subtitle of host publication||Emotions Connected with Teaching and Learning|
|Publisher||Emerald Publishing Limited|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 1 Oct 2022|
- leadership development
- audience response systems