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Coaching in Challenging Times ECI Evening Event John Whitmore November
Despite all the environmental talk and action of 15 years, nothing has improved. Unless we change direction, we are liable to end up where we are headed. All we have to do to ensure the devastation of all life on earth is nothing.
The Global Context Consumerism is incompatible with Sustainability (more versus less) Quantitative technical advance is far ahead of Qualitative wisdom. Hierarchy is in decay, and must be superseded by Self-Responsibility.
The Economic Context Selfish Capitalism in English speaking countries, (US, Canada, UK, OZ, NZ) was more competitive and successful economically, until the 2008 crisis. Inclusive Capitalism in the rest of Europe has produced slower economic growth. However… Stress and Distress in the former runs at 23% with higher childhood obesity, educational failures, social breakdown. Stress and Distress in the latter stands at 11%. Oliver James
“For millennia we lived on our income, ie what we grew each year, until the Industrial Revolution. Then we discovered coal and oil. Thereafter we metaphorically raided the bank and extracted millions of years of irreplaceable stored solar energy. In our greed, we stole it from future generations, and are polluting our own to the point of extinction.” John Whitmore 2006
Failing Leadership Traditional leadership is in decline In Business, politics, religion, education + Without a respected outer authority, standards and ethics are abandoned and liberalisation becomes licence. Corporate crime runs out of control.
Siemens, Southern Water, VW, Christies, Sotherbys, Gucci, Halliberton, Enron, WorldCom, S & L, The majority of UK Banks & financial service companies UK Supermarkets milking farmers US Healthcare, Pharma & Insurers Arms trade, Tobacco, Pornography Corporate Corruption
Today’s Business Drivers 1.Getting things done on time 2.Fear of failure 3.Short term financial goals All three are FEAR reactions. If excellence is to be achieved, a change from a FEAR to a TRUST paradigm is essential.
11 Future Leadership Two forms of leadership arise New leaders with new qualities Leadership spread among a wider constituency New leadership qualities are evoked by self-development
12 Values Values emerge from within during personal development Values that are not adopted from parents, social norms or religion Values that are all inclusive Ethical behaviour that reflects those values
13 Whose Agenda? Hierarchy of Loyalty or Values Universal National Corporate Team Family Self
14 Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Self-Realisation Self- actual. Self-Belief Status & Recognition Social & Belonging Security & Shelter Basic Survival
15 Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Graves’s Spiral Dynamics, CTT’s Values Assessment system Schutz’s Inclusion, Assertion, Affection SRI’s Sustenance, Outer directed, Inner directed Whitmore’s Need, Greed or Freedom Team: Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing and many more. All offer a similar sequence Could Individual and Collective psycho-spiritual Evolution be the purpose of human life on Earth? Social Evolution Models
16 Seven Levels of Consciousness Spiritual Mental Emotional Physical Transformation Service Making a Difference Internal Cohesion Esteem Relationship Survival Human Needs Human Motivations
17 MULTIPLICITY ‘There are times when I look over the various parts of my character with perplexity. I recognise that I am made up of several persons and that the person that at the moment has the upper hand will inevitably give place to another’ Somerset Maugham
18 SUB PERSONALITIES Are identifications with: Roles (loving father, worker, boss) Job titles (accountant, doctor) Objects (house, car, collections) Personality states (grumpy, happy) Life Scripts (winner, victim) Cultural, racial, social, political groups
19 4 PHASES OF HARMONISATION 1.Recognition 2.Acceptance 3.Collaboration 4.Integration
20 DIS-IDENTIFICATION A state of detachment: emotionally and intellectually detached the freedom to choose, self regulation no longer a victim to circumstances A place for self observation dispassionately observing one’s self a state of calmness, centeredness
21 Sub-personalities The ‘I’ The Self
22 Remedial because business is by and large dysfunctional. Research enables businesses to do nothing while experts rediscover that which is blindingly obvious to all. Reawakening because business is asleep. It is in denial of the big picture and of its roles and responsibilities therein. Role of Psychology
23 The Coach’s Role Coaching is the only non-stigmatised profession whose primary product is self-responsibility. Coaching is no more a cottage industry. Staying small is ego driven false humility. Coaches have a responsibility to rise to the challenges, opportunities and urgent needs, that our global crisis presents.