Change and uncertainty make most people uncomfortable. As well as these things being inherently stressful, organisations can feel strait-jacketed by their existing culture and the complexity of their own operations. This can make change and uncertainty feel even more daunting to business leaders.
But what if your company and its leaders could see uncertainty as a space for opportunity, and change as a fuel for creativity? With markets, technologies and industry standards changing faster now than at any point in history, the most successful organisations are those that can change quickly themselves. Essentially it’s how these organisations approach change and uncertainty, rather than their technology or their ability to adapt, that make them successful.
Through our coaching we support senior executives and senior leadership teams to lead organisations that are up to the challenge of constant change. This often demands drastic changes to thinking and culture. Leaders need to be open to possibility and creativity. They need to feel comfortable moving without a clearly mapped route towards what may be a fuzzy destination, and they need to make their teams feel comfortable with this too. They also need to empower their teams to play a part in the change,
and to want to take responsibility for their own performance and the success of their organisation.
This approach has helped us to support organisations across sectors to change and improve their performance.
Central to what we do is:
- help leaders identify and develop their own authentic leadership style
- spark creative (‘disruptive’) thinking within teams and organisations to alter perspectives and allow for bold approaches to challenge and change
- create a culture where people are more open to possibility and view change and uncertainty as opportunities
- equip individuals and teams with the skills to have challenging and courageous conversations in a way that prevents conflicts, increases trust, and moves people and situations forward.
Organisations we’ve worked with include Prudential, CBRE, Barclays, EMI Music, The Riverside Company, Leathwaite, PartnerRe, East Hampshire District Council, the NHS, The Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative, Clore Social Leadership, Practical Action, as well as a number of educational trusts and schools across the UK.