For over 15 years Odette has been accompanying leaders/change agents and organizations in transition. Her programs are mainly focused on leadership for change. Taking good care of yourself as a leader in the midst of turmoil is paramount in order to make the necessary contribution and to stay in touch with your intuïtion and ‘gut feeling’. Odette is managing partner of CIC Company. In addition to being an executive coach, Odette is also an artist: she visualizes the transitions in her and other people’s personal lives through drawings and paintings.
The Time Paradox – Delayed time as a catalyst for progress (Odette Meyer)Caroline Serré, Courage, Creativity, Disruption, Leadership, Odette Meyer, Workshops
In today’s world we are experiencing more than ever the urge to intervene, but we often do not know how. We expect our leaders and ourselves immediately to come up with the best solution, but for complex problems a simple answer is not obvious. A correct answer and a creative solution cannot be forced under the pressure of time. We collectively feel that there is too little time, while the pressure is getting higher every day. Control prevails while confidence disappears. The opposite is necessary in order to arrive at true insights and creativity. From a philosophical perspective and theoretical framework (logic) we would like people to experience these insights (magic).
Delayed time as a catalyst for progress. That delay alone is perceived as disruptive (both in an organizational context and a personal context). It is very uncomfortable to make a pass at the point when the pressure is so high. And it is also very uncomfortable to experience the feeling of fear and failure that is coming up when you stand still. But still: shared uncertainty reduces fear and creates connection. So why not adjust your pace – stand still, sit together, debate, share stories, and create possibilities?
In this workshop people will experience different dimensions of time and the way they are able to consciously switch between these dimensions of time. Participants will also experience their unique ways to slow down their pace even in the midst of turmoil. In doing so they will experience that they tap into the power of the Visionary Self (the part of us that is connected to the Relational Brain). This is important in order to go beyond uncertainty and the ways we are used to doing things.