REBOOT YOUR ORGANIZATION
What kind of company do you want to work for? Everyday, consciously or not, we create that company. Is it the kind of company where dissent is quashed in favor of conformity? Is it a place where the expedient is more prized than self-expression? We often speak of our companies as “families” and we repeat that “our people are our most valuable assets.”
As laudatory as those platitudes may sound, there’s a hidden danger in both aspirations: what does it say about our culture when we think of people as assets? What does it say about how may be inadvertently using the organization to complete our unresolved family-of-origin issues when we blithely refer to our colleagues as “family.”
There are so many ways in which even the most well-intentioned companies construct toxic and destructive environments. For each of us, as leaders, doing our work–moving towards our own self-actualization–requires that we create the capacity within our organizations for each member to grow.
It requires us to allow our organization, the community members we call “colleagues,” to collectively actualize.
It’s not enough that each member of your team reboot their leadership. To create the company that you’d like to work for, you must create the opportunity for the collective to grow. Tools such as facilitated leadership groups, organizational change management explorations, and deep trainings move the organization closer to its fullest expression of the inherent values.
At Reboot, we like to reinforce the understanding that you, as a leader, are not alone. Let’s add to that expression, however, the understanding that–in the pursuit of creating the company you’d like to work for–you can’t do it alone. Culture is not a top-down dictate but a co-creative expression of a group of fierce, broken-open leaders.
THE REBOOT EXPERIENCE
We believe that in work is the possibility of the full realization of human potential. Work does not have to destroy us. Work can be the way we achieve our fullest self.
Our Team Experiences and Organizational offerings provide a mix of content that helps to develop skill and capacity; and experience that helps to grow the human being.
They are engaging experiences and help to bring participants into new levels of understanding – of themselves as leaders and as people, and of the impact actions and behavior have on others. Our experiences are an effective blend of “being” with “doing.”
LEADERSHIP, NEW MANAGER AND ORGANIZATIONAL TRAININGS
We do custom learning and development for small and large teams, leadership, or an entire organization. We can deliver across the globe on a variety of topics including, but not limited to, the list below.
The following is an emerging, and growing list of “off the shelf products” Reboot can deliver to our clients:
- Management 101 (moving from individ. contributor to manager and what it means)
- Leadership 101 (the difference between management and leadership)
- Leadership/Executive Team development
- Vision and Values
- Giving and Receiving Feedback
- Coaching & Motivating
- Effective Listening
- Commitment and Recommitment Conversations
- Leadership during Transitions
For more in-depth organizational change work, we listen closely to what’s needed and design customized curriculum arc tailored to the needs of your organization.
WORKING WITH TEAMS
One of the most satisfying moments is when team members finally get each other and the work between them becomes less of an effort. Coaching often begins with a focus on individuals and their moments of stress, their times of existential challenge, their crucible times when who they are mixes with what they do to be heated by the fires of what they believe. But to really be of service to individuals, especially leaders first facing the rigors of leading, we support entire teams.
Sometimes that means navigating between cofounders and helping them find their way back to the core beliefs that caused to go into business together in the first place. Sometimes that means extended, consistent work with whole leadership teams, helping them co-create safe, meaningful containers for their work; helping the entire group thrive.
Coaching partners and teams requires an expanded set of skills. Sometimes it requires conflict resolution and mediation. Often it means helping people to relearn basic listening skills.
The style of work varies depending on the team’s needs. For some, it’s meant a steady one-on-one presence with a series of individuals at the same organization, enabling the process to benefit from the multiple perspectives that can be shared. For others, it’s meant working with entire groups simultaneously and with me holding the container for the work, facilitating deeper understandings and communication
For at its root, the challenge of managing teams is really a challenge of communications: we all benefit from learning to speak in a way that we can be heard and listen so that we can understand.
We want the things that you’re learning during our coaching sessions and events to find expression by you within your organizations. Sometimes that needs a little or a lot of support – for you and for your teams and organization.
We’re here to support you in bringing forth the best that you have and to learn firsthand, in situ, while engaging the realities, perspectives and resources that are available in realtime to grow while making meaningful contributions.