Suddenly life comes to a standstill, and the vulnerability of our controlled and man-made world is revealed. People are becoming unemployed, stock markets are plunging, even large corporations must apply for government support to survive and healthcare is under unprecedented pressure.
We have known for quite some time that we have created a world that is unsustainable.
And now we are finding ourselves suddenly defined by our own creation.
The toll we have placed upon the earth, on nature, on animals, and also on ourselves, in order to be able to continue the "Western" lifestyle, has never stressed us and our planet in this way before and is exhausting to us all.
It is time for meaningful, resilient and robust leadership.
These times call for behavior and direction of a completely different order!
The change required is so radical that it requires us to completely revise and transform our behaviour.
Stop looking forward in the rearview mirror
Instead of looking ahead in the rear-view mirror, something completely new is now being asked of people and leaders, namely:
- To be open to uncertainty.
- To find new ways of seeing and managing.
- To ask ourselves: "What does the world need now?"
We have arrived at a critical tipping point. We are forced to take the complex systems that have a major impact on the nature of change very seriously.
How as humans do we view the world we have created?
This world that we have created is inextricably linked to the planet Earth on which we live.
As an organization, as a leader, how do you cope with this rapidly changing world, for which no one has the manual?
And how do you not only ensure effectiveness, but also maintain your integrity?
By developing resilience, robustness and meaning!
Humans are naturally resilient, just as all living systems are resilient. However, this requires conscious attention.
Leading in a meaningful, resilient and robust manner
This program does not provide you with a "how to do" list or overviews of what to expect.
It needs no preparation other than being there and being willing to discover what strengthens you from within in these challenging times, and how to lead from that inner resource.
- Let your thoughts go to a difficult time in your life which you successfully dealt with in a resilient way. How did you do that?
- What can you still learn from that situation today?
Your new leadership skills will allow you to:
- act from a spirit of commitment and ability to listen: you will be focused on collaboration and connection.
- perceive clearly and understand what is happening around you.
- dare to take the time and give your team time to understand what is needed.
There will be a new consistency between what you say and what you actually do.
Your resilience, strength and decisiveness have increased enormously and are contagious!
You are now committed, responsible and are proactive.
If you are curious about what the Meaningful and Resilient Leadership program has to offer you and your organization, please feel free to contact me.