“The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made. And the activity of making them changes both the maker and the destination”
– John Schaar
Authentic Leadership International’s coaching method is ontologically founded and based on the OAR and BEL models taught by the Newfield Network and adapted from works by Gregory Bateson, Chris Argyris, Donald A. Schon and Peter Senge.
At ALI, we believe that focusing solely on actions without first changing one’s perspective toward the situation only produces more of the same (often ineffective) results. To truly change the results, an emphasis on the way the “observer” (the client) perceives herself and the world around her must be made.
Our Triple-Loop Learning System brings together the domains of physiology and body posture, moods and emotions, and language.
“Vision without action is merely a dream, action without vision just passes the time. Vision with purposeful action can change the world.”
– Nelson Mandela
Moods & Emotions:
Your mood matters – in your personal and professional life.
Your thinking determines your mood, it creates your own reality, and it is a primary driver of your behaviors. As such, the results you achieve are the outcome of your behaviors. That’s why an understanding of how to shift yourself from limiting moods to more enabling ones is essential.
The leadership coaches at ALI can show you how to use moods and emotions to develop more effective, influential communication and to encourage this in those you lead.
“What you are speaks so loudly that I can’t hear what you’re saying.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Physiology & Body Posture:
We carry our biographies in our biologies.
Did you know? 93% of our language is non-verbal. Not surprisingly, in addition to revealing to others how we feel about ourselves, like if we’re afraid to have that courageous conversation, our tone and pitch of voice, eye level and roundness of shoulders can have a lot to do with our success.
Posture can also keep people trapped in negative moods, thereby having a substantial impact on listening and speaking. Our executive coaches help you understand how to use your body to enter into more constructive, productive moods. Even small shifts in body posture can generate a more positive outlook, thus producing more effective communication.
“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”
What you experience physiologically, feel emotionally, or recite aloud (or in your head) influences your impact.
People act from what comprises reality for them. Language is used to produce outcomes and generate realties. How language is used (or not used) strongly impacts effectiveness in leadership, management, coaching, and team behavior.
Examining your own language can help you uncover destructive narratives so you can develop more powerful – and empowering – ones.