Coaching – The Rise of Immersion

Tom GibbonsCoaching, Complexity, Organization Development, Social Construction, UncertaintyLeave a Comment

Our last 2 posts have dealt with changes that we see as needed and inevitable as the world of coaching changes.  These two posts can be read here: The Socialization of Coaching and Coaching – The Decline of Analysis .  This post focuses on the real challenge and need for the coach to immerse themselves in the context and process of … Read More

Uncertainty and Shrinking Conversations

Tom GibbonsChange, Leadership, Organization Development, UncertaintyLeave a Comment

In March 2012 we wrote the post Motivation in an Environment of Uncertainty .  We looked at the nature of organizational conversations during uncertain times and how those conversations could sustain the choices people make to be motivated.  Unfortunately quite often the opposite happens in organizations.  During uncertain times conversations begin to shrink, both in quantity and quality. We are … Read More

Virtual Teams and Local Interactions

Tom GibbonsUncertainty, Virtual TeamsLeave a Comment

How we make sense of our experience on teams is a critical element of their success.  As we process our team experiences we may determine that the team is effective/non effective, well or poorly led, adding value or not, something we are happy to be a part of or would rather not be.  As well, making sense of things is … Read More

Motivation in an Environment of Uncertainty

Tom GibbonsChange, Leadership, Uncertainty1 Comment

Imagine you are considering a new job.  One of the key performance objectives of the job is to motivate the staff that will be working for you.  You are told that there is no money in the budget for bonuses and in fact some salary reduction will likely take place.  There is a chance of downsizing and it is unclear … Read More