Becoming a Co-Creative Leader With Steffan Surdek

In addition to membership benefits, Forbes Councils offers access to educational materials featuring successful entrepreneurs. [Note: The full benefit is Forbes Councils members only — click here to find out if you qualify — though everyone can find more videos on our YouTube channel, here.]

In this video clip, Steffan Surdek, consulting principal, corporate trainer and integral coach at Pyxis Cultures, shares what it means to be a co-creative leader in today’s workforce. A co-creative leader has the following abilities and skills: they put an idea on the table and listen to feedback from their teams, they help others become leaders in the organization, they learn by doing and aren’t afraid to make mistakes, they manage the system rather than the people, and they build capacity on their teams.

Some leaders, with the different generations that are on the market right now, have a better way of communicating, have a better way of being able to speak with their teams and not be the last word.”

More about our expert: Steffan Surdek has always been driven to expand the notion of leadership to include each member of the team. He is a much in-demand leadership development coach and corporate trainer based in Montreal.

As a widely recognized principal consultant, Steffan’s work has a strong business impact, helping reshape business cultures and guiding them in becoming more collaborative and efficient.

Steffan believes that connecting with people on a personal level is the key that allows him to contribute to a greater cause and consistently make a real and sustainable difference with his clients both professionally and personally.

Steffan is often asked to speak at global conferences about the power of co-creative leadership and leveraging the power of teams. His passionate and dynamic storytelling style engages audiences and makes the learning stick. Steffan also writes about authentic and co-creative leadership for many different business web sites.

Forbes Councils members: Discover more great content at forbescouncils.com/education.