Adapting to the Challenges of Complex Change
The purpose of this website is to support you on your journey of becoming an aspiring leader and coach. It’s about seeking mastery and excellence, not instant answers. The website is a response to my clients to explore deeper insights into how to be a more effective human being and thereby influence the effectiveness of others.
The Life Leadership Project combines holistic and reductionist perspectives on life and leadership. It will help you “go deep” and learn more, be more and become more of who you are.
“Become who you are, having learned what that is” – Pindar. 450 BC
You will discover how to listen for new thoughts and ideas, discover behaviours that are stopping you from getting the results you want and how to make effective assessments, declarations, offers and requests. You will learn how to design your life and be alive to life’s infinite possibilities.
- questioning to produce new insights to challenge old assumptions and theories.
- generating new experiences and connections to develop new relationships
- having the confidence to take calculated risk to discover breakthrough results
- considering alternatives to find new practices that work better and make sense to you.
If you are not leading your life from your own standards and values, then someone else will be defining them and leading your life for you. It could be that you don’t explore who you can become because you are busy trying to please someone else. The Life Leadership Project helps you work at what you want to become – next. Whenever you find yourself questioning what is happening to you, be willing to reflect, consider your options and focus on one that makes the most sense to you. This is explained in a short video by Glenda Eoyang.
When you listen to your own story and the stories of others, you should not be seeking to heal or help. Look for patterns of similarity and difference in how things relate and explore how they connect. This makes your story flow and reveals the best way to a better future. Some old boundaries will dissolve with new thoughts focusing on a bigger picture or longer-term vision.
For example, you may see new ways to take responsibility for actions that make more sense to you. It may mean not waiting for your situation to change before adopting a new perspective. For example, when you feel more connected you communicate in a more positive mood state and make better choices. You and those around you will generate new insights and realisations. Give it a try. Take your first step into the domain of your Mood Managers and discover how to engage and energise your life by . . .
- Facing Facts – to produce grounded assessments of yourself, your relationships with others and your situation. Maybe you need to explore your way of being and doing first to reveal your blind spots.
- Exploring Possibilities – to realise new insights and consider alternative behaviours. Generating multiple perspectives helps you get unstuck and find new options that make sense for you to practice.
- Embracing Uncertainty – to accept paradox and ambiguity with humility and curiosity. Maybe it’s better to accept what cannot be changed and adapt to what is emerging than to resent the inevitable.
- Seeking Growth – to produce a new lifestyle and coherent story that enables you to thrive. New learning experiences offer you more distinctions to discover what really matters to you.
I am sharing this and other Life Leadership domains to help you “be” a more effective leader of your life and a coach to others. Use them to enrich your own life or help improve the lifestyles of others. This involves you paying more attention to the quality of your conversations and relationships.
If you have questions or would value some guidance, just send me a message via Linkedin.
Master Coach & Learning Mentor