We have had the privilege and honour of hosting the Global Leadership and Coaching Seminar for the past 3 years! We partnered with Prof. Philippe Rosinski, whose international seminal bestseller - Global Coaching served as the foundation for this program.
There are plenty of leadership programs available in the market, so why should leaders choose this specific offering from Global Coaching Lab?
The VUCA* world today demands a different set of skills for leaders to navigate and thrive. It is our belief that a holistic, interconnected and a multi-perspective approach is necessary now, for leaders to discover and develop a broader set of skills, competencies and behaviours needed to navigate a fast-changing environment. When this new approach is aided by expert facilitation, the potential for blended learning, and opportunities for peer coaching; the possibilities for positive change in leaders are multiplied.
*VUCA - Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity
The first GLACS in India had 16 Global Leaders (included Managing Directors, Regional Vice-Presidents, General Managers, Executive Coaches and the Master Facilitator), come together for 3 days of active learning, which included the ability to practice and coach, and the ability to practice some of the fundamental themes of the program with heightened awareness. Each delegate also had the opportunity to complete a detailed pre-work that helped them to think and articulate some their complex leadership challenges.
The spirit of trust and an environment of confidentiality was initially established, so that the challenges shared would be kept strictly confidential, and the delegates felt that it was a safe environment for them to showcase vulnerability, and benefit from multiple peer-coaching opportunities.
As an extension of our belief that leadership development has to be highly experiential, we had 3 experts who integrated with us for this program.
Seema Johri for the Physical Perspective - develop a a deeper understanding of the interconnection between health and leadership - in addition to experiencing the benefits of Artistic Yoga over 2 consecutive days.
Dr. Sudhir Kakar for the Psychological Perspective - tapping the unconscious & ego-defense mechanisms.
Priya Venkataraman for the Archetypes - where the leaders realized their underutilized archetypes. This led to a number of "A-Ha" moments in the introspective journey of every leader/coach present.
Some of the Takeaways for the Leaders
Moving away from my limited interpretation of fitness to understanding the gamut of strength, endurance, flexibility, balance and breathing.
How such a simple concept of Situational Leadership can have profound implications on the way we lead and manage our teams.
How we became more conscious of the Unconscious and its implications on our decisions.
How we moved from a superficial understanding of culture to a deep discovery of the differences that matter using the Cultural Orientation Framework.
How to leverage power and politics in a constructive manner - even more important since I am a woman.
How it is important to understand the purpose, meaning and unity of ourselves and our contributions.
A mere 3 day leadership program will only aid in heightening your awareness. Our belief is that leaders should be supported in the phase where they are able to take action on their awareness, so that they can land all their key takeaways and learnings. This period of support helps them all build habits that would become unconsciously embedded in their actions and decisions.
Post the program, we organized monthly community calls for a quarter. People shared success stories - what they were able to implement, how they were able to bring about change, and also the challenges they were facing. They also experienced three one-on-one executive coaching sessions with our mentor Coach to independently track progress and direction, towards their new goals.