I am often asked by client’s:
“how can you coach people to see the future both as a series of threats and as a field of opportunities, that cannot be predicted or controlled?”
Knowing that the leadership and teaming paradigms have shifted, there is an increasing need for innovation coaching as a response to this question. This is reinforced by the need to develop people’s innovation skill-sets, as well as close their “knowing-dong” gaps to survive and thrive in an ever-changing world.
Coaching innovation leaders & teams
It’s more important than ever to teach people to unlearn, through structured coaching processes, their habitual ways of being, thinking and doing. To create the safe space for people to learn how to embrace creative, collaborative and experimental ways of enhancing their bravery, boldness, determination and courage in uncertain times.
Some of the key competencies we can teach and coach people to help prepare them for a future they cannot predict include:
- Design, creative and critical thinking to help them make sense of and perceive their worlds with fresh eyes.
- Start Up Methodologies to experiment with new business models, with iteration and pivoting new services, products and delivery streams that can be scaled and leveraged.
- Generative Discovery skills in deep listening, questioning and debating to provoke and disrupt the status quo.
- Teaming and networking to break down silos, identify and maximise inter-dependencies, collaborate and build high value delivery eco-systems.
What about hitting your pause button, and retreating and reflecting as to what all of this means about leading and coaching people to achieve your organisation’s long-term growth, success and sustainability?
Learn more about Hargraves Innovation Coaching
Written for Hargraves by our partner:
Janet Sernack, Innovation People Leader, Consultant and Coach, ImagineNation.