The world we live today throws up many challenges and uncertainty. Borrowing a term which originated from military vocabulary, the business world is now described as a VUCA environment – volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. For organizations and individuals to succeed in such an environment requires us to be able to be flexible and adapt appropriately to respond to these challenges. Essentially, we need to be resilient.
Resilience – the ability to bounce back from setbacks – is a topic which has been studied by academics and social researchers and has drawn on experiences from iconic world figures like Victor Frankl and Nelson Mandela. One of Mandela’s famous quotes was particularly telling.
“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”
Resilience is the ability to know what is actually happening in our life, rather than what we wish were happening, and to deal with our circumstances effectively. With resilience, we realize that life is not a sprint but a marathon, and that we will need patience, endurance, pacing, and faith to weather the rough spots and keep forging ahead.
Through our work with corporations, teams and individuals, it is no surprise that we see this as an essential organizational attribute to become agile and adaptable to stay relevant and successful. Since our inception in 2003, we have been focussed on empowering individuals, teams and organizations to find the resolve to meet their challenges.
We have organized our professional services to help power you and your organization to meet 2017 with confidence and resilience and make it the best year ever!
Individuals: Take charge of yourself with DDC Public Executive Programs: Drawing on over a decade of experience working with our clients, we have developed programs that have been tested successfully and now make them available to public participants. These signature programs include:
- Negotiation: Become and effective problem solver when interest differs
- Conflict: Anticipate, mitigate and manage differences productively
- Inter-personal communications: Build trust and credibility fast – be it internal or external stakeholders
Leaders: Enlist proven Executive Coaching that works: In line with our consultative engagement belief, we use the Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centric model because we’ve seen results with a FeedForward© proactive mindset that engages your stakeholders, earns trust and enlist buy-in whilst focusing on your goals
Team Coaching: Tap into a coaching mindset to drive agility: Building a team is easy, but sustaining the efforts and generating synergies amidst limitations requires a neutral third party to help them overcome differences while leveraging strengths.
HR Partners: See the ROI in business transformation: We have also incorporated the ADKAR© approach in our consultation projects to ensure that our client embark on transformation programs with a strong people-centric approach resulting in action and commitment. Based on evidence, we focus on the right intervention from employees, managers and senior management.
Facilitation expertise: Create effective management retreats and meetings: We come ready with a comprehensive array of facilitation techniques – from visual facilitation, design thinking or strategic planning frameworks. We bring out a balanced share of voice, avoid pitfalls such meeting hijacks and focus on effective dialogue to achieve your meeting outcomes.
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