Developing a Paradoxical Leadership Mindset
Leading in a VUCA world and decoding what drives your clients' behaviour
The ongoing volatility and uncertainty of the economic and political environment is creating chronic stress for leaders. They need to navigate very complex decisions with ambiguous outcomes. They need to lead with authentic confidence because people can now see through the blindly optimistic bluster that may have worked in the past. They need to use compassionate power to show they care and to demonstrate they can make a difference. This requires a Paradoxical Leadership mindset.
This workshop will explore the concept of a Paradoxical Leadership mindset. A mindset that requires high levels of self-awareness, the ability to balance opposing and seemingly contradictory behaviours while maintaining a clear and creative mind. Through understanding this, you can find new approaches for your clients.
As coaches you can also benefit from developing a Paradoxical Leadership mindset to drive your own business through the uncharted waters and complexity of the current health and economic crisis.
- Paradoxical Leadership.
- Triadic Brain model
- Behavioural paradoxes that underpin success.
- Identify the power of balanced behavioural versatility and the unintended consequences of passive or aggressive imbalances.
- Reflect on your paradoxical strengths and potential blindspots and how they may be impacting your own business.
About David Klaasen
David Klaasen is a Practitioner in Brain and Behaviour Change, a Fellow of the CIPD and a member of The Institute of Directors. He has over 30 years’ experience working with a broad range of leaders across many sectors and sizes of organisation.
His first career as a chef working in five-star hotels and Michelin starred restaurants has given him a very practical approach to leadership development that cuts through the waffle, jargon and theory so you get valuable insights that you can use with your clients right away. He is one of the founding directors of Talent 4 Performance, a specialist consultancy that helps leaders to effectively navigate the natural tensions between people and business, and planning and implementation.
The event is online, and a Zoom link will be sent on the Monday prior to the meeting. Please note: we will not be recording this event to allow for more open conversations.