Developing minds for complex times
Your organization is navigating a complex world with interdependent marketplaces, dynamic growth, and unpredictable innovation. Thriving in this world means your organization has to learn.
As your organization develops, your people need to develop. Stakeholders from all levels of hierarchy need to build a stomach for uncertainty, see the big picture, and take action. There is more at stake here than improved morale. The commitment to lead directly drives the success of your entire organization.
We help build the capacity of individuals and groups to successfully take on complex challenges.
Our leadership development training empowers participants to take on complex challenges and help their teams, organizations and societies make progress.
We work with individuals and groups in a variety of formats – from one-day workshops to year-long integrated programs that develop the participants’ ability to use authority and to exercise leadership, to effectively diagnose the system they operate in, to partner well, to build and manage strong teams and to stay engaged so they can thrive.
Our trainings draw on experiential methods in which participants learn from the here-and-now of group dynamics, organizational cases, structured exercises and reflection.
Development happens when support and challenges are well balanced. Our 1:1 coaching sessions offer executives and managers a space to grow as they reflect on their own work, analyze their role, uncover blind spots and discover new action options.
Our coaches are certified to administer The Leadership Circle Profile - a powerful 360 assessment process. It is grounded in adult development theory and helps build out the competencies and mindsets that are needed to exercise leadership on complex adaptive challenges. Our team has found that of all the 360 assessments out there, The Leadership Circle is the most well-rounded. It provides you with a robust inventory of the strengths you are over- and under-using. We use it ourselves and love the conversation it generates.
We diagnose complex problems and help design and implement strategies for organizational adaptation.
Stakeholder and Perspective Analysis
We help our clients gain a fuller view of their system by mapping its stakeholders, hidden actors and the perspective vis-a-vis the challenges they are facing
Resistance to Change Analysis
In order to overcome our resistance to change, we need to understand the real reason behind the resistance. We often misdiagnose resistance, believing that aversions arise out of a lack of motivation or willpower, when in truth real or perceived competing commitments, worries and assumptions are at play. With our Resistance to Change Analysis we help our clients uncover the things that are holding them back and lay the groundwork for lasting change.
Organizational Analysis, Strategy, and Action Planning
We help our clients analyze their organizational dynamics and challenges and help them develop strategies and action plans for innovation, transition and crises challenges.
Workshop Design and Facilitation
We design and facilitate workshops for strategy retreats and meetings that are tailored to our clients' needs. Our workshops create a safe environment for participants to surface challenges, have courageous conversations, and learn in ways that often did not seem possible beforehand.