Rethinking Your Business
Do you want to boost your employees’ engagement in a constantly changing environment?
Are you keen to master your relationship with change?
It starts with you
In business, it's tempting to look 'out there' for a solution - in a system, a new process or policy, a new leader, a new team member etc. In truth, much of the real work happens within yourself. Whether working with individual employees, leaders or teams, for any change to be implemented effectively, it should ideally include time for personal reflection and/or one-on-one work. When you've done the inner work, the problem solving, decision-making and action planning will flow more effortlessly.
“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”
Maximising your essential human resources
Making change is rarely straightforward in business, so it's common sense to utilise the best resources you have, to offer the greatest chance of success. Within each person is a wealth of resources, broadly categorised as Physical, Intellectual, Emotional and Spiritual. In many workplaces, these resources are not used effectively, leaving employees over-stretched, frustrated and exhausted, especially during times of change.
Rethinking’s unique approach is to integrate each of these fundamental human resources throughout a period of change. This helps individuals to maximise engagement, maintain their energy and overcome resistance.
Working with teams
The core aim when working with teams is to create an environment of trust and safety, where the team can agree the change they want to make and identify a way forward with the wholehearted support of the every team member.
The number and nature of interventions will depend on the core issues and the complexity of the desired change. The team's process can include working individually, as personal learning and coaching can support the collective effort.
Workshop content will typically be created to suit the unique needs of the team though it may be helpful to review some sample topics.
"Liz is an excellent facilitator who asks incisive and though-provoking questions and complements this with a great ability to read between the lines. She lets a group work freely within the frameworks they construct and is not afraid to challenge norms and assumptions to achieve the group’s goals.”
[Bright Field Consulting]
Working with leaders
During times of change, leaders' behaviours are critical to the overall success of any initiative. To ensure the engagement of others, typically the most important factors are collaboration and clarity of communication. By working through The Change Equation programme, leaders will focus on enhancing their skills in these areas and be able to:
Align their thinking
Gain clarity around their vision and values
Understand the most common sources of resistance
Develop strategies to gain buy-in
Determine a way forward that has the most far-reaching impact
The leadership team may also benefit from using the online modules as pre-work in order to maximise the impact of a facilitated workshop.
Individual leaders may also benefit from ongoing coaching to support their own personal journey though the change process.
"Liz’s gentle clarity and amazing facilitation skills made every training, group process and coaching I have witnessed or experienced myself astonishingly insightful and effective. I believe that Liz’s secret to success is not only her vast experience and competence, but her ability to focus fully on the emerging solution and trust in the potential of the people she is working with."
[Senior L&D Consultant, Insights Switzerland]
The Change Equation - An Introduction
The foundation workshop includes:
How to build familiarity and capacity using the four intelligences
How to enhance engagement in self and others
How to recognise and overcome resistance
Participation can be via:
Full day face-to-face
Three 2-hour webinars
Increased self-awareness around our patterns and responses to change
Greater connection and deeper understanding of others' responses
Increased capacity for change
Greater energy and engagement, both individually and collectively
A new way of recognizing and understanding resistance, and how to address it
Other sample workshop topics:
Exploring Vision and Values – clarify what matters most to you, how to live in alignment with this and how to deal with distractions
Rethinking Conflict – explore how to manage other people’s interference and move from conflict to compassion
Understanding the Ego's Role in Change – get to grips with the human Ego and develop strategies for creating buy-in
Rethinking Integrity – identify how to operate in alignment with your values and make the right decisions
Rethinking Resilience – identify the ideal balance between toughness and flexibility, and find a way to sustain your energy
Rethinking Confidence – identify the most common sources of self-doubt and learn how to tap into an unshakeable source of confidence
In exploring your unique ‘you-ness’, Insights Discovery is a fantastic tool that can give you an insight into your personal strengths and weaknesses.
Built on the work of Dr Carl Jung, the Insights Discovery personal profile provides a wealth of practical information, created just for you, that can be used to improve self-awareness, improve communication and enhance relationships.
Jung’s hypothesis on personal development was that each of us is on a journey towards individuation in our lives. This means that over time, as we accept, understand and express our many facets, we gradually reveal the fullness of who we are.
The Insights Discovery portfolio is extensive and can be used for personal, team and organisational development.
Deeper Discovery offers a profound next step and can help you to explore even more aspects of yourself. The Deeper Discovery profile illustrates how your unique set of psychological preferences work together as you express your thoughts, attitudes and behaviours.
The ultimate aim in working with Deeper Discovery is to help you consider your ‘legacy’ i.e. what you leave behind when you move on. This does not necessarily refer to the ultimate moving on of death, but to what happens when you leave a job, a team, a place, or even a conversation. Reflecting on your legacy gives you the opportunity to consider how well your current behaviours are leading in the right direction.
“I have been impressed and personally impacted by Liz’s innovative thinking on how Jung’s theories correlate with Mindfulness. She helped me gain a deeper understanding of how the practice of Mindfulness significantly aids our psychological and spiritual development. It was a joy to collaborate with her in designing and delivering webinars on this topic.”