What is Restorative Leadership?

What kind of leaders do we need to create effective change? We recently talked with Dr. Malik Muhammad about Restorative Leadership and how it brings together connection and challenge to produce meaningful transformation.

Dr. Malik Muhammad is a transformative leader who’s practiced the principles of Restorative Leadership as an educator, principle, and entrepreneur. He has helped hundreds of leaders learn these principles. And I’m excited to announce that you can join us to learn from him on November 15 during a free masterclass on Restorative Leadership.

We caught up with Malik at a recent EO event in Philadelphia and asked him about what Restorative Leadership is and why it matters:

When we build relationships and accountability as leaders, we can restore community and repair harm. His team at Akoben shares this simple explanation of the core principle of Restorative Leadership:

“Human beings are happier, more cooperative, and more productive, and more likely to make positive changes in their behavior when those in positions of authority do things with them, rather than to them or for them.”

Ted Wachtel, International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP)

For some leaders, Malik’s teaching is confirmation of what they’ve felt from their heart or their faith about how they want to show up in the world. For others, it’s a challenge.

Malik says, “It can be uncomfortable – a space of growth. But we’ll delight and smile at ourselves as we’re like, ‘Ooo, that stings a little bit, but that’s truth!”

Register today for the Restorative Leadership Masterclass.

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