We won't solve today's challenges with the same mindset that created them. This is as true for unlocking our own inner dormant pioneer, as for tackling the toughest societal problems of our time. To address the global challenges ahead, we need everyone at their best. Therefor, recognizing that the current main stream narrative - seeking instant gratifications, quick gains and viewing the world as a zero sum game where if I win, then you loose - is one of the strongest sources and engines of the challenges we face. Thus, taking the responsibility to explore and co-create new paradigms and narratives is the foundation for the transformational leadership required to rewrite our story and open a new prosperous chapter ahead. Regardless if we are looking at the self leadership needed to navigate the quest of realizing ones personal dreams and vision - or reimagining our collective shared leadership to shape new societal systems. These layers are not just connected, they are inseparable: Humans where the ones who built and continues to make up society - and as such, we are also uniquely equipped to change it. A challenge and unprecedented opportunity that lies with all of us. To be the change we want to see.
>> OVERVIEW. As a global community of change makers committed to Making A Difference we are coming together to catalyze a (self) Leadership movement. The Leadership Leap is building a crowdsourced, continuously expanding and evolving knowledge repository. A library that instead of hard bookshelves is a thriving community - The MAD Base Camp; A meeting point for constantly (r)evolutionary transdisciplinary and radically diverse narratives. A paradigm and models that are not defined by the elite, but rather by the people. The overlooked Pioneers who have been called mad. Mad because they refuse to settle with the status quo. These, the MAD rebellions and leaders, are the ones who are mad enough to think they can change the world. And thus we know they will.
>> NEXT STEP. Being MAD, our ambition ranges from individual to ecosystemic leadership, collectively shaping and making up our societal systems. We do this by co-creating pioneering leadership, business and societal models - distilling, deriving and sharing the insight across different MAD Leaps of innovation. As all change start with You, me and us - we are bringing together Pioneers from across the world, crafting a MAD Guide and mixed modality (self)leadership Program. An expedition that will take us across 8 countries and 6 continents. A blend of physical and virtual worlds, global connectedness and local anchoring that runs throughout the Development Process as well as the Emerging Products. Seeking to make the journey as inclusive as its outcome and the paradigm it's exploring.
Facilitate Co-creation Sessions with the global team of MAD Pioneers, shining light on overlooked stories showing diversity beyond demographics: Not only sharing experiences across generations, genders, ethnicities, geographies and various academic and sectorial backgrounds - but moreover through the radically different life stories they lead.
Develop an immersive Program to complement the Guide, providing a richer learning experience and support for participants.
CREATE & LAUNCH
THE GUIDE & PROGRAM
Create, Launch and Distribute the Guide and Program. Ensuring outreach, inclusivity and accessibility through a portfolio of formats.
Alchemize the Insights from people who've shown that impossible is just an opinion. Turning their experiences into tangible, actionable pieces for anyone looking to take the next step on their journey of transformation.
Prototype Pop-up Pilot Program Sessions on site together with the country’s respective Pioneer(s), as co-creators and facilitators, in symbiosis with the Book Launch
>PORTFOLIO OF FORMATS
Collectively, the Portfolio of Formats and products is designed and will be further developed to meet different socio-economic contexts, reading abilities, learning preferences and modalities.
A globally accessible E-book reducing carbon footprint and increasing scalability where digital infrastructure and bandwidth allows. Openly available via MAD's platform.
Locally printing and assembling Physical books enabling access to off-grid communities, reducing shipping costs and impact. A decentralized distribution through the Pioneers' networks to stimulate local ecosystem solutions and businesses.
Recording an Audio-book featuring the diversity of voices by the co-creators. Catering to individuals with various reading abilities and communities with low literacy rates. Exploring formats and channels such as pods, radio, and WhatsApp messages for increased accessibility.
POP-UP (SELF)LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
Exploring and co-creating the next generation immersive (un)learning experience.
Join the Base Camp to meet other mad folks looking to re-imagine and define next generation leadership. As a part of the Base Camp, you get early access to beta test and co-create emerging tools and models; the gear that equips its users and explorers to break new ground on both inner and outer expeditions.
Here are some of the MAD Pioneers who constitute the core team for the Leadership Leap Expedition.
They are also the co-creators and authors of The MAD Guide.
ABOUT THE TEAM
INDIVIDUAL JOURNEYS SHOWING HOW WE CAN CHANGE SOCIETAL SYSTEMS.
A New Normal is already here (it is just not evenly distributed).
These MAD Pioneers continuous to show beautiful and radically different ways to explore, live and lead life. They’ve fled, moved and travelled. They live in mega cities, remote islands, busy suburbs, deep jungles, eclectic countrysides, and vibrant mountain villages.
Some channel and scale their passion through big institutions, being unicorns that shift the systems from within. Others thrive through elevating their communities, building lighthouses that shows a paradigm and path far beyond the ability to sustain. Some have build social businesses and organisation with the most overlooked of constellations, nourishing symbiosis and entire ecosystems. And yet a few have delved deep into researching mechanisms that moves across space and time - or leveraged their hobby, crafting activism into a vehicle for creative destruction and transformation. All are Making A Difference in their own unique way. They show that one size doesn’t fit all - and offer puzzle pieces to all of us exploring a new way forward.
To find out more; meet and travel with them, as you move between expeditions and pages - Join the Base Camp and get early access to The MAD Guide: