The
SHIFTSHAPE®
Framework

The framework is based on over five years of real-world research and didactic experimentation in our SHIFTSCHOOL Academy, matched with the latest research in innovation and leadership, psychology, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, anthropology and philosophy spiced with practical and artistic insights from mindfulness, health, nutrition and performance art. All boiled down to an actionable step-by-step approach that you can use to find your unique role as a 21st century leader. It is designed to face the collective challenges ahead and will help you to learn to future proof yourself, making you anti-fragile and becoming stronger as things get more complex.

Our framework consists of two parts:

A self-leadership procedure dedicated to the five attitudes for personal transformation

A collective-leadership approach designed to lead organizational transformation

PART 1: SELF-LEADERSHIP
with the SHIFT ATTITUDES

developing the mental positions towards change bundled as the shift-shaping identity:

SPIRITED

[to take initiative, be courageous and resourceful]

HOLISTIC

[to imagine complete systems beyond current constraints]

IDEATIVE

[to consider new suggestions and to develop ideas constantly]

FLEXIBLE

[to deal with complexity and to encompass change]

TRUE

[to show up as a complete and harmonious being]

PART 2: COLLECTIVE  LEADERSHIP
with the SHAPE PATTERN

turning role-modelling attitudes into guiding principles to shape cultural shift in an organization:

SOVEREIGNTY

[the autonomous leadership by positive example by stepping out into unknown territory first]

HORIZON

[the expansion of perception and  possibility by formulating a compelling narrative of a future that might be attained]

ASPIRATION

[the strong desire to achieve the best possible outcome through open experimentation]

PLASTICITY

[the ability to adapt to changing conditions while simultaneously withstanding forces of inertia]

EMBODIMENT

[the representation of concrete and perceptible qualities to create openness and trust]

How we work

The inception trek and SHIFTSHAPE CLUB both focus on creating an inspiring atmosphere where learning is unconventional, intensive, creative, and fun by means of our unique SHIFTSHAPE framework and a curriculum that focuses on Mindset, Skills, Network & Balance. We build for immersive experiences in the program and for applicable tasks to take between CLUBNITES. The goal is to apply learnings from day one and drive further discovery. Our proven innovative curriculum design and the human-centered instructional experience from more than 1000 workshops and five 18-months-long digital transformation classes create a best-in-class live cohort learning experience in our Transformational Leadership Program and in our 21st century SHIFTSHAPE CLUB.

The DI DA DO CTICS

It doesn‘t make sense to transform from 100% offline to 100% online. Remote sessions must be designed from scratch. Otherwise, you will end up zoom-fatigued quickly. That is why we have created a new iterative coaching method particularly designed for remote environments. Our approach regards self reflection as a core process. While the cognitive perspective in our thinking might be relatively easy to change, established attitudes and underlying emotions are much more difficult to alter. Our conscious and subconscious emotions are the most important drivers for our behavior and much more difficult to deal with.
The DI DA DO approach embodies this fact and helps our members to reflect on their hidden emotional agendas and deconstructing complexes challenges in workable action steps.

SHIFTAWE PUZZLE / noun

UK /ʃɪft ɔː ˈpazl/ US /ʃɪft ɔː ˈpʌzl/

A playful self-coaching method developed by SHIFTSCHOOL for systemic analysis and personal reflection made by cutting the shift key arrow into two large triangles, two rhomboids, and four small triangles which are capable of being recombined in many different figures and letters consisting of a font developed specifically for this purpose.

ALWAYS REMEMBER: THE KEY IS NOT WHAT YOU LEARN. RATHER IT IS HOW YOU THINK, DREAM AND ACT.

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