The world in which we work has become a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous space. Leaders find themselves working globally and virtually with extreme uncertainty, rich diversity and unprecedented complexity.
In episode 2, hear from Executive Coaches, Jackie Arnold and Elaine Patterson as they explain how a new leadership style, Executive Reflection can help businesses lead wisely through positive energy, deep listening, acceptance of differences and speaking from the heart.
Learn how you can support leaders to make sure they’re on the right track to achieve the United Nations, 17 Global Goals based around poverty, equality, diversity and sustainability.
“Global, obviously is the global marketplace, the worldwide nature, the stretch and web of work in which we work, and how that can cross continents, time zones, cultures and language. And then if we look at virtual, obviously everybody these days works with computers, the web, digital technology and this enables leaders to reach and communicate and coordinate and deliver work to customers and clients globally. And of course, diverse, the cultural mix and blending of many different cultures, countries and languages and identities. And that can exist in just one person and in a team and in an organisation.” – Jackie Arnold – 2:09
“I think failing to find an open and trusting space, which is created by executive reflection where real insights emerge, may cause a loss of vital contracts and also the loss of understanding in a deep meaningful way.” Jackie Arnold – 3:49
“We believe that leaders now need to alter course as they shape the vision and the goals and the deliverables and inspire performance in others. And today, it’s extremely hard for them and they need a space to think about how they can inspire and motivate their teams when we are in unprecedented changing times. And they need to understand why employees are disengaged and demotivated and largely at the moment reactive and to be able to grasp the power of grounding and presence instead of operating merely from the intellect.” – Jackie Arnold – 7:17
“One of the things that Executive Reflection helps is for leaders to be able to push the pause button, to sit and reflect and to wonder if there might be another way. One of the things that very often our own client’s say is that the space in which Executive Reflection allows them to be, gives them that time to make wise decisions. To notice things like an inconvenient elephant in the room, or to work out blind spots or appreciate the larger trends or patterns at work, which we don’t get time to consider” – Jackie Arnold – 9:35
“I think in the fast pace of the world, we risk losing ourselves as we work. We can forget that leadership is actually a relational act, that doesn’t exist just in a vacuum, but in the relationships we build across between people and generations and cultures to get the work done.” Jackie Arnold – 10:55
“I would encourage listeners to go to the website for the United Nations 2030, 17 global goals and have a look because leaders today are being asked to make sure that these goals are sustainable for the future. They are around poverty, equality, women’s rights, diversity. Find out how you can support leaders to actually make sure they’re on the right track to achieve these goals in the future.” Jackie Arnold, 12:41
Links & references:
- Read the literature:: https://bit.ly/executivereflection
- United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/?menu=1300
- Read Elaine’s book “Reflect to Create!”: https://bit.ly/reflecttocreate
- Learning about Jackie: https://coach4executives.com/
- Learning about Elaine: https://www.elainepattersonexecutivecoaching.com/
- PDF of the research by Jackie & Elaine supporting the book: https://bit.ly/2NIfxnf