To be good leaders we need to move beyond what we think we know as our tools, competencies and expertise and instead work from a place of humanity and wisdom.
In episode 4, hear from Executive Coaches, Jackie Arnold and Elaine Patterson as they explain how a new reflective lens called “The 7C’s” can support this journey by exploring each territory; care, courage, curiosity, compassion, connection, contemplation and of course, creativity.
Learn how to apply “The 7C’s” to your own work, team and organisation.
“So this is a brand new lens for Executive Reflection, Coaching and Coaching Supervision. And it’s really been designed as an invitation for us all to move beyond what we think we know, our tools, our competencies, our expertise to work from the place of our humanity and wisdom and to connect to the shared humanity of other people, which I see in my work is the birthplace of insight, creativity and change.” – Elaine Patterson – 0:38
“I just started to play with the idea of what else could join creativity. And “The 7C’s came into my mind, as I was walking along the coast. And these are care, courage, curiosity, compassion, connection, contemplation and of course, creativity. And the good news is they’re all innate.” – Elaine Patterson – 2:27
“The last of “The 7C’s” is contemplation, which is at the heart of our Executive Reflection, new leadership style. And so leadership is about making time to tune into ourselves, to be with ourselves and to hear ourselves think and feel. To make sense of all that we’re experiencing in order to make new meaning and in order to find ways of moving forward with wisdom. So how do you reflect?” Elaine Patterson – 6:47
Links & references:
- Read the literature:: https://bit.ly/executivereflection
- Access Elaine’s workbook “Our Humanity@Work”: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Our-Humanity-Work-Working-7Cs/dp/1916456049
- Learn about Jackie: https://coach4executives.com/
- Learn about Elaine: https://www.elainepattersonexecutivecoaching.com/