Sixteen of the registered participants in the upcoming New Executive Coaching Summit gathered by zoom to discuss early research findings from surveys surrounding leadership development.
Dr. Bill Bergquist presented the early findings and highlights of the survey results, and we discussed the implications for the field of executive coaching.
Theme: Executive coaching and leadership development
Do we need to change our approach to leadership–its development and the ways in which we coach leaders (current and potential) as a result of shifts in the nature and challenges of the 21stCentury workplace around the world?
Several themes that emerged from the conversation that followed presentation of the power point slides:
- Leadership development in the early mid-21st Century should address the fundamental issue of leading in the midst of diversity and globalization.
- This issue clearly requires the guidance, support and encouragement of executive coaching.
- All other issues regarding leadership development need to be engaged from the perspective of diversity (including inclusion and understanding of divergent perspectives and practices)
- An appreciative perspective is of value in helping leaders identify moments when they have effectively supported diversity in their own work and identify the positive outcomes associated with this effective support. “Catch them when they’re doing it right.”
Thanks to the following attendees for joining us on the zoom session and for your engagement and participation in this lively discussion! We look forward to being together in person in Maine with you and all the rest of the registrants in April!
Joan O. Wright
If you are interested in joining us in Maine in April, please find all the information and the registration links here: https://communitiescollaborating.com/contact/