Leadership is a conversation!
In the new knowledge-based, networked economy, the ability to talk and think together well is a vital source of organisational effectiveness. This is because leaders create, refine, and share knowledge through conversation. In a world where technology has led to the erosion of traditional hierarchical boundaries, the glue that holds things together is no longer “telling” but “conversing.”
Using a whole systems approach, we enable leaders within an organisation to understand their contribution to the system in which they work and identifying what needs to change. In times of change, leaders need to find a way for real differences to be surfaced and for people to find their authentic voice and bring new understanding to the table. Individuals, while working on real change issues learn to engage with each other about what really matters, taking into account the perspective of everyone in the conversation. Using a dialogic approach to leadership we can help develop your leadership community to:
- Achieve better project outcomes as the focus shifts from just gaining agreement to authentic collaboration.
- Get real buy in to project goals and objectives as conversations outside the room become a thing of the past.
- Allow conversations to move from politeness (saying what we are expected to say) to Dialogue (increased honesty and respect).
- Resolve underlying and covert conflict
Deliver more thoughtful and reflective decision making.
Human Structural Dynamics Model
Based on the research of Dr David Kantor, we work at all three levels of organisational structure, (see model) creating a high level of awareness for individual leaders and managers on their personal behavioural propensities and the impact of this in the organisation. We can help you to build an organisation which respects people and their contribution to the business vision and goals and provide them with a process that can help expand their behavioural repertoire in order to spectacularly improve communicative competency and conversational practice.
We can do this through one to one coaching, team coaching and large scale organisational change interventions.
Look at the BPP Information attached to find out more about how we can improve the communicative competency of your Leaders.
Let us help you to build a high trust organisation.