Systemic coaching is more than thinking about culture or bringing the perspective of stakeholders into the room. It is the application of systemic thinking and complexity to view issues differently, develop new understandings of interdependencies and new solutions. Here is a simple example of a systemic team coaching session yesterday.
The new decade looms. It is calling us to make profound adaptations to the way we live and work. We can do it because we have done it before.
Leading with integrity in a rapidly changing world will mean acknowledging human interdependence with natural ecologies.
No matter what the change is, there invariably seems to be someone who can be described as ‘resistant to change.’ But are they? Most people can change if it makes sense, and there is a need.
Just as many leaders have learned coaching skills to liberate the best from their people and the organisation’s performance, leaders also need to learn facilitation skills to liberate learning, new answers and change. The simple act of providing a facilitated environment shapes a system that encourages engagement and collaboration.
Let’s just spend a moment reflecting on what we mean by the terms, change, adaptation and transformation. Terms that are bandied about and used interchangeably in the popular media, however they are different facets of change. Change is a term that can apply very generally, however when I use it, I mean it in the ...
Historically, executive teams are often the last to be true teams. Yet, to be a true team where collaboration is strong and mutual accountability is evident, sets the cultural tone for an organisation that supports the same values throughout. An organisation that has the capacity to be innovative and adaptable.
Change is an emergent process. It is not something that happens because people tell you to change. That’s why so many organisational change initiatives fail to deliver their intended outcomes.
A while ago, I was invited to deliver a keynote presentation on the topic of leading in complexity at the Community Centres SA conference. Congratulations to Kylie Ferguson and her team for an engaging, interesting and all-around fabulous conference! My talk was so well-received that I wanted to share an excerpt from it with you ...
A common theme with my clients at present is the desire and need to get their employees collaborating. Organisations everywhere are seeking better performance, increased levels of creativity and innovation, and a reduction in functional silos. Collaboration is a step further along from co-operation, which is what most workplaces achieve. Collaboration means people co-designing solutions together ...