Our OfferingsFostering effective leadership and sustainable change by tapping into your full potential
Our customised Leadership Development is experiential and holistic, focussing on the three leadership dimensions leading yourself, leading others and leading business. Participants build skills and attitudes to become servant leaders, take ownership and facilitate own and other’s leadership – indispensable capabilities in an increasingly complex and agile work environment.
With increasing complexity and unpredictability of our fast changing world, leaders need to enhance the capabilities they could rely upon in a relatively steady world. Many organisations have changed structures, processes and technologies hoping to become able to cope and adapt faster. Seemingly, the new demands often outstrip the organisational capacity to grow the leaders who are able to make sense of the new circumstances they are expected to lead.
In our Leadership Development Program we create conditions to catalyse creative and effective leadership. Participants develop new inner capacities to reflect, relate and act which enhance their visible capabilities to handle the complex and unpredictable world:
- Facilitate group conversations
- Navigate polarities
- Exploit diversity
- Handle different contexts
- Foster creativity and innovation
- Govern personal conduct
We stand on the shoulders of many people. Our approaches and methods are significantly influenced by «Immunity to Change» by Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey and by «The Surprising Power of Liberating Structures» by Henri Lipmanowicz and Keith McCandless. We work closely together with MDV Leadership and Talent Consultants in London, especially for Leadership Assessments.
In an increasingly interconnected world your competitive advantage will be the availability of agile and transformational leaders. With a Leadership Assessment which is based on the concept of vertical development, we add value to your organisation in a disrupted business environment. Beyond skills, talents and behavioural traits, we match what is critical to you with those individuals who have the greatest potential to thrive in the role you need to fill.
The concept of vertical development looks beyond the usual personality styles, behavioural traits and abilities to assess how an individual makes sense of the information, relations and the world around them. The constructivist approach creates an access to the underlying capacity of an individual to make sense of and respond to situations, working directly on their internal «meaning making», rather than just behaviours or actions.
The core of the assessment is a detailed life cycle interview, which is carried out by experienced assessors and contains knowledge from a variety of suitable psychometric data. We may also recommend additional tools such as simulations, case studies or the Cognitive Process Profile (CPP), a powerful measure of cognitive complexity.
After evaluation, we will prepare a detailed report for you, showing the particular strengths and likely areas of development and potential in a number of skill areas, including how the person can deal with ambiguity and complexity.
For further information on the concept of vertical development and our partners in the area of leadership refer to MDV Consulting.
Our Coaching focusses on improving individual effectiveness and performance through behavioural shifts. We support our customers to build necessary skills to achieve critical deliverables which are in line with their organisational objectives.
Are you facing a special challenge, have you taken on a new role or is your company in the middle of a major change process? If you want to achieve your objectives in the best way, our coaching offers you experienced support. The primary goal of all our support is that you develop your highest personal effectiveness.
Do you have a demanding management position?
We support you in quickly expanding your leadership skills, using management tools more effectively, acting more confidently, communicating clearly and conveying empathy.
Have you taken on a new leadership position?
We support you in quickly penetrating your new role, clarifying expectations, acting from a powerful position and providing the first important impulses.
Change Management Coaching
Are you planning a restructuring or did you have to take on a change project?
With our expertise in change facilitation we act as your sparring partner in the background to support you in finding the levers to become effective as leader and involve others as change agents.
Are you looking for pure reflection and a sparring partner?
As experienced supervisor, familiar with organisational and leadership challenges, we support you to gain distance from everyday life and a neutral view of yourself and your environment.
Are you in the middle of exhausting tensions?
Our conflict coaching supports you in navigating polarities, transforming the energy inherent in tension into constructive power and redirecting the focus on your business results.
Adult Development Coaching
You are successful, but you are looking for ways to become more effective and really grow as a person?
With an Adult Development Profile (I-E-Profile or MDV Leadership Assessment), we explore your level of personal development in a unique way and start an insightful developmental journey where your current edges of personal growth and challenges lie.
You want your team to become more effective and better aligned with your organisational purpose? Our customised Team Development supports you as a team to make effective progress within defined strategies. Together with you, we determine the desired results, define roles and responsibilities, work on the collective behaviour and develop the processes for how you can become a high-performance team. Our goal is achieved when your team knows how to adapt behaviour to entrepreneurial challenges and thus is in good contact with one another and with the outside world.
We use a variety of tools and methodologies which build on diversity and the full integration of individual strengths, skills and capabilities in order to tap into the full potential of your team.
We help you to implement success factors of effective teams:
- The team members know each other well
- The team has common objectives
- Cooperation is based on mutual trust
- The roles are clearly and sensibly distributed
- The team has a constructive conflict culture
- The leadership ensures that the above conditions are created
In our Facilitation Workshops you develop the capabilities of a facilitative leader who fosters team development day by day.
We offer tailor-made Change Facilitation for a wide range of sectors and company situations. Our aim is to provide your organisation with the tools and capabilities to creatively adapt to an ever changing outside world and continuously shape the future. We help your organisation to identify the opportunities to improve and foster strategies to maximise the success of your change efforts.
Why do we call it «Facilitation»? Because our approach facilitates the identification of and tapping into the full potential of your company and co-workers. Sustainable change is based on the participation of all people who have information about the cause, who have the power and the means to set things in motion, i.e. all people who belong to the system, who have a specific claim or at least a concern. We enable the participation of all people who can contribute to the change and are affected by it. By involving people we make them agents of change.
As facilitator for change we act as unbiased third party who accompanies the change process in the foreground. We also offer to act as Coach and sparring partner in the background or develop your capabilities as facilitative leader in our Leadership Development and Facilitation Workshops.
In our Facilitation Workshops you and your co-workers learn how to include and unleash everyone in a group and use the creative energy of diversity. Participants experience how to benefit from the collective intelligence of teams and organisations. In our workshops you act your way into new thinking, rather than think your way into new acting.
A facilitator or facilitative leader promotes self-organisation in a group and supports open-ended, participative processes. For the unfolding of a group’s potential, the facilitator provides clear structures, principles and practices and ensures that they are adhered to. Facilitators can let go, do less to create more space. They welcome conflicts and use them to raise awareness of the diversity in the group. In this way, facilitators enable profound change and transformation processes in groups, organisations or networks.
You can find more about the art of facilitation on the website of the International Association of Facilitators.
Content of Facilitation Workshops
- The core competencies of a facilitator: from controlling to enabling
- Create and maintain a participatory environment
- Foster creative, productive and playfull collaboration
- Navigate polarities
- Levels of dialogue and dialogue practice
- Role of mindfulness
During the workshop we work with the facilitative power of Liberating Structures.