It’s a question that many leaders – in organisations and communities – are seeking the answer to. And mostly, we think of the tangible, or structural components of ‘the system’. In fact we often confuse this one element with ‘the entire system’.
The news cycle has been about crisis for a long time now. Leaders need to manage their own state of mind and that of their people so that they can all adapt in optimal ways to continuing uncertainty. Opportunities exist if you can spot them.
Change is preceded by learning and there are three types of learning. Single- double and triple-loop learning. Change, adaptation and transformation. We are living in a moment when transformation is possible.
It’s natural to want to return to normal but that future will be anything but normal. We can shape a future that is better: we know how and now is the time. Here’s seven principles to help you.
Use the disruption that coronavirus causes to consciously develop your own leadership and nurture the team culture required for ongoing innovation.
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.
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 ...