Coaching Excellence in Organizations: A Generative Approach to Thriving Amidst Uncertainty
In our lightning-paced business climate, constant change and uncertainty define the norm. On the road to success, leaders and organizations can either drive innovation or become road-kill. Drawing from core distinctions of Generative Leadership and Coaching Excellence in Organizations, explore how you can help leaders and their teams facing “the unknown” avoid contraction; manage overwhelm; remain open, engaged, and connected to possibilities; learn from their experiences; and explore, design and innovate; allowing them to thrive amidst uncertainty.
Learn to identify the observable, executable, and learnable skills and behaviors required for proactively responding to crisis and challenges, including adaptation, exploration, and learning in the face of chaos. Help your clients correlate fundamental leadership capabilities of managing overwhelm, adaptation, exploration, design, and innovation to business impact.
Robert Dunham developed these skills and practices in world-class leaders and their organizations over the past three decades. First as a Vice President at Motorola Computer Systems and later as executive coach and presenter for the Institute for Generative Leadership (www.generativeleadership.co) and Newfield Network (www.newfieldnetwork.com), Robert’s proven methods for dealing with uncertain and shifting situations – “the messes” – have helped leaders and coaches navigate through chaos to produce unprecedented adaptations, innovations, and positive outcomes in organizations.
Learning Objectives – as a result of this session participants will be able to:
- Participants engage in an experiential learning process that explores the dimensions of overwhelm and embodied resilience including language, body, emotions, practice, and historical sensibility. They become familiar with fundamental skills for centering and re-centering in the bodily, emotional, and linguistic dimensions in order to remain open, engaged, and connected to emerging possibilities.
- Participants become familiar with fundamental embodied skills and practices for proactively responding to crisis, challenges, and uncertainty and can begin to coach their clients to develop these skills. They also become familiar with skills for moving beyond uncertainty to exploration, design, and innovation, and can engage clients in conversations about how these capabilities make up an essential part of an effective leader’s repertoire.
- Participants have an introductory understanding to team practices and conversations essential for building organizational resilience. They can help their clients correlate capabilities and standard practices for managing overwhelm, inquiry, design, innovation, and business impact.