Our work environment is becoming increasingly complex. Companies are getting more and more international, markets are interlinked and the demands on companies, their employees and leaders are changing rapidly. Experts like to describe today's working environment with the abbreviation "VUCA". VUCA stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. Although the acronym actually dates back to the 1990s, it quite well describes the prevailing conditions of constant change in many industries today. It is difficult to predict what tomorrow's business world will look like, who will be the customers and competitors of tomorrow, and what business models will be competitive.
These framework conditions place high demands on organizations, executives and employees. The call for more agility is the answer to these conditions in many companies. The first step towards the agility of an organization lies with the leaders. But how do you learn "leadership agility"?
The reflection of one's own leadership behavior in relation to the changed framework conditions and the path to agile leadership are often core topics of my coachings.
In the last years I have been working in a fast changing environment myself. Since 2009 I have been working in the energy industry, which had to reinvent itself during this time (and still does). The energy-economic framework has changed rapidly in recent years. The changes in the regulatory framework, technological progress and the price erosion of renewable energies require new business models and have brought new competitors to the scene. And this happened in an industry that hardly knew competition until ten years ago.
In my role as Vice President HR in a Scandinavian energy company, the coaching of executives in Europe, South America and Asia belongs to my everyday life. I support my clients in developing a new leadership style that meets the demands of the beautiful new VUCA world.
My own, more than 13 years of leadership experience in an international environment and in intercultural teams helps me to understand the challenges my clients are facing.
Through coaching, the ability to self-reflect and to change perspectives is promoted - these are basic requirements for agile leadership.
The coaching process will reveal unconscious thinking patterns and behavioral routines, that you haven’t been aware of. In the course of the coaching process you will get a better access to your own resources, your ability to self-reflection will be invigorated, your problem-solving competence is re-activated and new behavioral options will pop up. My coachings support you on your way to Leadership Agility!