The Creativity and Personal Mastery leadership development program focuses on self-discovery rather than traditional business skills.
May 29, 2012
By Amy Wu
Like many people, Prudential LLC Manager Nicolo Carpaneda has a few blind spots. Prior to 2011, his No. 1 blind spot, he reveals, was he often talked a lot—perhaps too much—during meetings.
“At work, I am a social person, so I used to go to meetings and frequently fill empty space with chatter,” says Carpaneda, who is based in London and a member of Prudential’s Momentum Leadership Program, a select in-house talent training and development program. “I wanted to be liked by others.”
Then in 2011, he enrolled in a course called Creativity and Personal Mastery (CPM), which was made available through the Momentum Program. Carpaneda says CPM helped him change his behavior, enabling him to grow both professionally and personally.
“Many times, you don’t see your blind spot, and CPM helps you think and ask, ‘What am I feeling at the moment?’” Carpaneda says. “The big change from this experience is it gives you a degree of awareness of your mental processes and how you behave…and you become more effective in life and at work. You feel empowered.”
Searching for the key to successful talent and leadership development, organizations around the world are turning to training programs that might seem a bit off the beaten path—programs such as CPM that focus on self-discovery rather than traditional business skills.