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LEADERSHIP SURVIVAL SKILLS Workshop XXIX Intuitive Directions: An innovative approach to gaining clarity when you're stuck

  • Harvard Kennedy School: Littauer Building, Room 382 (Kahn) 79 John F. Kennedy Street Cambridge, MA, 02138 United States (map)

The Harvard Kennedy School has long stressed the importance of leadership in organizations, government, and business. Regardless of the leadership framework, theory, or practice one might embrace, continuing to explore leadership styles and capacity can be critical in becoming effective and balanced in our approach to those with whom we interact. The Harvard Kennedy School New England Alumni Association has developed a program focused on developing skills and strategies to use when addressing leadership challenges. This program, Leadership Survival Skills, is offered to all interested alumni and friends of the Harvard Kennedy School.

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About our Speaker: Carla Kimball, MA, MBA
While a long-time, casual photographer, Carla's more serious efforts with capturing images began in 2009 when she started a daily photo blog called Revealed Presence. She considers herself a photographer of ordinary things. Her commitment to the daily blog continued through 2014: she posted a photo every day and coupled it with a thought-provoking question. The five-year practice led Carla to develop two different sets of photography / question cards designed to deepen conversations. Her Revealed Presence® Story Cards elicit stories to be shared in structured or informal conversations. Her Intuitive Direction ™ decks are designed to help people develop new perspectives as they consider important issues in their personal or organizational lives. See:

Intuitive Directions is a tool for reflection, problem solving, journaling, and daily inspiration. This tool offers an accessible and fun way to gain insight into the unknown. Seven years in the making, it contains seven decks organized around seven themes with questions and images specifically designed to break out of patterned ways of thinking and helping to move the energy forward.

Questions evoke curiosity and create openings in our thinking. Images engage our imagination, draw on past experiences, and can lead us into further clarity. Rolling the dice introduces an element of serendipity leading to themes that might provide fresh perspectives. During this workshop, participants will:

  • Separate into small groups to build clarity on their work / personal issues.
  • Have the chance to think through issues from a new perspective and  
  • Serve as a resource for others in their group.

Registration for this workshop is $25 (and it includes light snacks)! If you have any questions, contact Karen Kingsbury at or call (617) 227-2050.

Class size is limited to 25 participants.