The tool is relevant for leaders, developing self-awareness, opening possibilities for participative leadership, and tappings into the various dimensions of leadership (people, tasks, change).
Good leadership requires a continuous self-development, openness to feedback, conceptual understanding and training of the leadership skills in practice. The Diversity Icebreaker can contribute on all those levels:
By learning about his or her preferences, a leader gains a unique insight into his or her strengths and weaknesses, understands the inner potential for flexibility, as well becomes more open to participative and shared leadership.
Orientation on understanding of roles and preferences, the positive climate, as well as the functional language created in the workshop, enhance the capability for constructive feedback.
Red, Blue and Green reflect different dimensions of leadership often referred to in management theories as "leading people, tasks and change". The model is easy to master and applicable to a variety of situations and may thus be used by leaders as a framework for training different leadership skills.
► CASE STUDY
Read about how the Diversity Icebreaker has been used in a two-day cross-cultural leadership development program.
A blog post about the approach to using Red, Blue and Green in change leadership. Read more.