“To my mind there must be, at the bottom of it all, not an equation, but an utterly simple idea. And, when we finally discover it, it will be so compelling, so inevitable, that we will say to one another “How could it have been otherwise” —John Archibald Wheeler
Anthony deMello’s book, Awareness, is evocatively subtitled “The Perils and Opportunities of Reality”. This is the world that we invite you into. It is an invitation to confront the ego, face fears, demonstrate courage and be prepared for the constant self-transformation that is required of a true leader. In fact, our mission is to teach leaders how to create truth-telling organizations. Within that transformation exists the secret to generative, high-trust environments where creativity, loyalty and organizational innovation naturally occur.
MediPro coaches generative leadership. Instead of simply looking tactically at WHAT should be done, generative leadership takes responsibility for meaning making within the organization--in other words, HOW things are seen and interpreted. In quantum theory, how the observer sees changes what is manifested. What the observer chooses to perceive actualizes into reality. (Zukav 1979)
MediPro coaches “Right Conversations” and models generative leadership, which invites organizational members to courageously speak truth. This frees individuals to become creative, rather than squandering energy on protective measures.
Why would we ever choose rigidity or predictability when we have been invited to be part of the generative dance of life? Why would we resist the powerful visions and futures that emerge when we come together to co-create the world? (Margaret Wheatley, Leadership and the New Science, 1999)
MediPro coaches Level 5 Listening, which involves
• a departure from self- interest
• deep respect for the “other”
• focused attention
• true investigative curiosity
• openness to outcome
Gandhi said “Be the change you want to see in the world.” We believe that a transformed leader is prepared to transform the organization.
Maintaining a developmental orientation with the most immediate business challenges, the coach partners with the leader in supporting his/her focus on results. The coach keeps light on the right questions, stimulates the leader’s thinking and challenges any movement back into old ways of being.
Transformational leaders wisely choose to work directly on themselves, their communication and organizational style. This focused self-work significantly impacts effectiveness and results in an authentic, respected and well-liked leader. As leaders improve, loyalty is increased, turnover decreased and the work environment makes quantum leaps forward.
This willingness to self-look requires courage, honesty and humility. The more our clients have these qualities, the more effective the work can be. Transformation is the intention and the result for leaders working with our coaches, and we consistently watch as the process of change takes place in leaders committed to their own growth and the evolution of the organizations they serve.