Leadership https://business-spirit.news/ en What makes changing the world so difficult? https://business-spirit.news/news/what-makes-changing-the-world-so-difficult <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>What makes changing the world so difficult? </span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/what-makes-changing-the-world-so-difficult" data-a2a-title="What makes changing the world so difficult? 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" title="What makes changing the world so difficult? " class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/1034.png?itok=cmb_Tfd2" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Despite having the evidence and realising the need for change to address the grand societal challenges of our time, it is still not happening at the pace and scale you would expect. But why?</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3049 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3050 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>You can put together a long list of why making change happen is difficult. It is complex and requires more data, discussions, planning, resources, and so on.</p> <p>But one of the simplest and most overlooked reasons is that in order to change the world, we need to first change on a personal level. And this is more complicated than it sounds.</p> <p>Before even moving forward to explore the nature of change, we should take a step back to understand the term better. Based on the definition of Addison-Wesley (1991), <strong>Change is situational</strong>, like a new boss, a new team role, a new policy. While <strong>Transition is the psychological process</strong> people go through to come to terms with the new situation. Change is external, transition is internal.</p> <blockquote> <p>Therefore, whenever we are talking about personal change, we need to look at the process of transition.</p> </blockquote> <p>We deal with infinite changes throughout our lifetime, which can be great or small, anticipated or unforeseen. Whether positive or negative, any transition may mean a period of adjustment. Accepting the new reality is even more difficult if it is unexpected or out of our control.</p> <p>The whole process is problematic because it is a loss of the familiar, and our initial reaction can be one of shock and resistance.</p> <p>In order to understand how people react to change over a period of time, we can draw on the expertise of the Scott and Jaffe Change Grid Model. Cynthia Scott and Dennis Jaffe developed this model and first introduced it in their article, ‘Survive and Thrive in Times of Change’ in 1988. The model, which has been attributed to psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’ Five Stages of Grief Model, shows a progression of four stages as people react to change.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3051 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/1035.png" width="927" height="550" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">There are different emotional reactions to each stages of processing change.</div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3052 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The reason for drawing a parallel between change and grief is because letting go of the old is experienced as a form of grieving. Another element to add to the mix of why it is challenging to start change.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-callout paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--width--full callout-style--b" id="callout-3054"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="callout-body"> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3053 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The first stage of this model is <strong>Denial</strong>, which can take the form of ignoring the change, downplaying it or acting as if it will never happen.</p> <p>The next stage, <strong>Resistance</strong>, is driven by fear of loss. In this phase, feelings of anger, bitterness and frustration will abound. People will resist moving forward as they don’t believe there is anything to gain from making a change.</p> <p>Eventually, this is followed by the <strong>Exploration </strong>phase, when we have accepted that the change is unavoidable and new methods are finally explored.</p> <p>Finally, the <strong>Commitment </strong>stage is characterised by a focus on the future and a pledge to the new mode of living/operating.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3055 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The above mentioned original concept developed by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in the 1960’ has been adopted and further elaborated by change management practitioners to help leaders manage people while introducing changes in organisations.</p> <p>The seven-phase transition or change curve is a valuable tool in the hands of modern leaders if they aim to deliver change, create a new status quo and engage their team along the way. This model can also be a powerful tool in understanding the ignorance and resistance to change regarding climate action.</p> <blockquote> <p>Rather than blaming people for their inaction, we can look at ways to help them overcome the challenges associated with the different stages of transition.</p> </blockquote> <p>Since the first humans walked the earth, we as a race have been adapting to and evolving to suit and shape our surroundings. Modern humans survived because we developed a unique combination of physical and behavioural characteristics, many of which other early human species also possessed, though not to the same degree.</p> <p>As we mourn the many losses of the pandemic and face the uncertainty of the climate crisis, it’s natural to fear further upheaval or change.</p> <p>However, whether we want it or not, change is the only constant and living a full life means accepting the challenges along with the celebrations.</p> <p>Challenges offer opportunities for greater connections and growth; from that new vantage point, we can re-evaluate where we want to go.</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2022. June</div> Thu, 30 Jun 2022 17:02:24 +0000 Sinead Connolly 234 at https://business-spirit.news How to keep the spark alive while changing the World? https://business-spirit.news/news/how-to-keep-the-spark-alive-while-changing-the-world <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>How to keep the spark alive while changing the World?</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/how-to-keep-the-spark-alive-while-changing-the-world" data-a2a-title="How to keep the spark alive while changing the World?"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook_messenger"><img 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href="/topic/leadership" hreflang="en">Leadership</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="How to keep the spark alive while changing the World?" title="How to keep the spark alive while changing the World?" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/1021.jpg?itok=EB80FZw9" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Impact-driven leaders are more exposed to experiencing stress and anxiety, which means they need to be aware of how to prevent and manage burnout. </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3023 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3024 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Business leaders do not exactly have a 9 to 5 schedule, and coupling it with the pressure to make a positive impact can be extremely stressful.</p> <p>But being a purpose-driven leader is more than simply selling a product or your brand to consumers.</p> <p>According to <a href="https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/S1479-3660(2013)0000020015/full/html" target="_blank">research </a>from Steve Bagi on Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Leadership, sometimes burnout among leaders results from their expectations to be innovative and enthusiastic constantly about encouraging their organisation to continue to move forward.</p> <blockquote> <p>A big challenge for leaders in the impact space is maintaining a healthy lifestyle while working for a mission or towards a cause they deeply care about.</p> </blockquote> <p>Symptoms of burnout include feeling overwhelmed and unsatisfied about achievements, stressed out, mentally and physically exhausted.</p> <p>Those working in the climate action and social impact arena may actually be more prone to these feelings and states of mind.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3027 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--58-42"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3025 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p class="font-subtitle">Eco-anxiety</p> <p>Besides business-related issues, there is an increasing trend of experiencing eco-anxiety.</p> <p>This emotional status is defined as the fear of environmental damage or ecological disaster, linked to extreme worry about current and future harm to nature caused by human activity and climate change.</p> <blockquote> <p>Researchers use the term “eco-anxiety” to describe chronic or severe anxiety related to humans’ relationship with the environment.</p> </blockquote> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3026 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/1022.jpg" width="600" height="600" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Eco-anxiety can increase stress and lead to burnout. Image: Getty Images</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3028 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>This type of anxiety can be derived from the awareness of a rising risk of extreme weather events, losses of livelihood or housing, fear for future generations, and feelings of helplessness.</p> <p>The increasing number of environmental crisis issues are not only frustrating, frightening or shocking to some people but can become the source of constant anxiety.</p> <p>They can also feel guilty or anxious about the impact of their generation on the environment. For the most part, it is said to affect young people.</p> <p>However, it is also likely to impact those working in sustainability, regardless of their age bracket. These emotions can result in leaders feeling increased stress, overworking to meet objectives and then experiencing burnout to a point where they find it hard to get back up again.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3029 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p class="font-subtitle">Keep going</p> <p>There are some simple, practical ways how to keep the spark alive. The key is to find what works for you and be conscious about keeping it on your agenda.</p> <p>The emotional attachment to what you are working on can make you more involved and prioritise the big mission over your own self-care.</p> <p>Disconnecting from work and taking part in non-work-related social activities can be more difficult for impact-driven entrepreneurs and employees.</p> <p>Establishing a <strong>work zone area</strong> can help if you do not have an office or work remotely. In addition, when you finish for the day and close that door or shut down the work computer, it is best to leave the work in that room or space.</p> <p>A great way to escape a vicious circle of being constantly at work is to schedule time for yourself.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3032 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--42-58"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3030 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/1023.jpg" width="458" height="304" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Taking time off is just as important as working. Image: Zach Betten, Unsplash</div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3031 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Taking <strong>time off</strong> is arguably just as crucial as working. It enables you to recharge your batteries so you can come back the next day pumped full of energy with renewed enthusiasm.</p> <blockquote> <p>Being available 24 hours, 7 days of the week is not sustainable regardless of your reason for burning the candle on both ends.</p> </blockquote> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3033 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Setting <strong>boundaries </strong>and knowing when to say ‘no’ is essential in avoiding burning out. Committing to more than we can handle is increasingly common as we as humans want to live up to people’s expectations of us.</p> <p>Another thing that may help you when it comes to leaving work behind is if you have a <strong>hobby </strong>that takes your mind off from your to do list.</p> <p class="font-subtitle">Be empathetic to others and yourself</p> <p>Having a mission is not always enough to keep up motivation, although creating a safe and supportive environment will see you, your team and the organisation thrive.</p> <p>According to a study from 2020 carried out by Kronos HR specialist company, employees are calling out for empathetic leadership to combat burnout. This is likely to still ring true, even in the post-COVID-19 working environment.</p> <p>To stop putting so much pressure on yourself and understand that you are a human being could be a significant step toward lowering the risk of burnout.</p> <p>It is okay not to be perfect and not get every single task done perfectly.</p> <blockquote> <p>More research has found perfectionism and burnout often go hand in hand. So trying not to sweat the small things can prove to be valuable.</p> </blockquote> <p>Being conscious and addressing burnout will help you find coping strategies, and even if you find yourself in this state, you may come back a stronger leader without considering it a defeat.</p> <p>This mentality applies to managing your team, so dealing with burnout can become part of your culture and help you achieve your goals while working towards your mission together.</p> <p> </p> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:10px">Headline image: Getty Image</span></p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3047 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <hr /> <p>This content is a piece of an article originally published in the <a href="https://business-spirit.news/shop/make-change-happen-winter-2021-22" target="_blank">"Make change happen</a>" issue of <a href="https://business-spirit.news/profit-with-purpose-magazine" target="_blank">Profit with Purpose Magazine</a>.</p> <p>The <a href="https://business-spirit.news/shop/city-next-summer-2022" target="_blank">Summer 2022 edition</a> of the magazine is focusing on making cities sustainable and inclusive, and is available <a href="https://business-spirit.news/shop/city-next-summer-2022" target="_blank">here &gt;&gt;&gt;</a></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2022. June</div> Tue, 21 Jun 2022 11:41:22 +0000 Bronagh Loughlin 232 at https://business-spirit.news Inspiring leaders with horse-assisted training https://business-spirit.news/news/inspiring-leaders-with-horse-assisted-training <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Inspiring leaders with horse-assisted training</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/inspiring-leaders-with-horse-assisted-training" data-a2a-title="Inspiring leaders with horse-assisted training"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook_messenger"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/messenger.svg" border="0" alt="Messenger" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/messenger_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Messenger" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/twitter.svg" border="0" alt="Twitter" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/twitter_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Twitter" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_email"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/email.svg" border="0" alt="Email" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/email_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Email" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_dd" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/share_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Share" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/share.svg" border="0" alt="Share" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"> Share </a></span> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/leadership" hreflang="en">Leadership</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Topic</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/leadership" hreflang="en">Leadership</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Collaboration" title="Collaboration" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/53.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="Inspiring leaders with horse-assisted training" title="Inspiring leaders with horse-assisted training" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/85.png?itok=GuX_sbNo" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">How horses can help you to empower your team and become a better leader?</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom classy-style--margin-top paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--686 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>This learning by doing method is balancing experience based and cognitive learning. It's built on the ‘<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gestalt_therapy" target="_blank" title="Gestalt method">Gestalt-method</a>’ which works with self-awareness through observations without any judgement.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-callout paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--width--full callout-style--b" id="callout-688"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="callout-body"> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--687 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>This special training offers insights into self-awareness, effective communication and collaboration with a reflection on leadership skills, like no other learning experience.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--689 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p class="font-greentitle">Transformational leadership</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--690 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Modern leaders need to make an impact and be able to manage change effectively. In order to navigate through challenges within a team and empower collaboration, leaders need transformational skills.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--691 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The <a href="https://www.theimpacter.com/horseassisted-training" target="_blank" title="Horse-assisted business courses">horse-assisted training</a> provides a unique approach that unleashes profound insights to deal with challenges, so you can improve teamwork and leadership skills at the same time.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-callout paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--width--full callout-style--a" id="callout-694"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="callout-body"> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--692 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>"I didn't know what to expect as the whole concept of working with horses was so strange at the beginning. But I was looking for something different so I gave it a go," says Gary Corley, senior project manager at <a href="https://www.evros.ie/" target="_blank" title="Evros IT">Evros</a>, one of the top IT companies in Ireland.</p> <p>He was assigned to lead a project with a new team in New-Zeland and didn't have much time to get ready, so he wanted something powerful to boost trust and ensure active collaboration right from the start.</p> <blockquote> <p>"It turned out to be an extremely good day with lots of learning, fun and memorable experiences for all of us. Ever since we had this training there's a special 'bond' in my team."</p> </blockquote> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--693 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/213.png" width="640" height="480" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--695 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p class="font-greentitle">Why horses?</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--696 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Horses are herd animals with an extremely well developed social life and sophisticated communication abilities which makes them the perfect partners to work with and learn from.</p> <p>The program is not about horse riding or horsemanship, therefore you won’t be sitting on a horse but interact with them from the ground. No previous experience with horses is necessary.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--702 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--58-42"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--700 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>"They react in real time, in an honest way without second thoughts. Collaboration among horses is a matter of survival which means that they would only respond to powerful yet sensitive leaders who they trust," says Kieran Morrin experienced horse riding instructor and owner of the <a href="https://countrycottagestables.ie/" title="Country Cottage Stables">Country Cottage Stables</a> where the training takes place.</p> <p>This family-run yard is located close to Dublin and provides specially trained horses for these corporate training. The stable is surrounded by beautiful mountains and a spectacular view of Sugarloaf.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--701 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/218.jpg" width="750" height="500" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--703 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p class="font-greentitle">Collaboration in Action</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--704 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Here you will find yourself in unknown situations where you can learn about your reactions and team dynamic. Questions and self-reflection will support participants to explore more about themselves, their perceptions, relationships and personal influence on others.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-callout paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--width--full callout-style--b" id="callout-706"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="callout-body"> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--705 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>"This learning by doing method is balancing experience based and cognitive learning.</p> <p>We are facilitating change through exercises with horses which inspire participants to find solutions in situations where they can’t rely on their usual routine," explains Marcell Szabó, a senior trainer and Professional Certified Coach, accredited by the <a href="https://coachfederation.org/" target="_blank" title="ICG">International Coach Federation</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--707 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Szabó has over 10 years of professional experience in the business sector delivering leadership, collaboration, communication courses and more than 2000 hours of executive coaching.</p> <p>"This unique programme is designed to address challenges related to business management and leadership. It provides an inspirational experience for leaders and teams, where you will walk away with tangible learning outcomes and feel re-energized", said Marcell Szabó, who has been working with numerous teams from multinational and medium-sized companies.</p> <p>Many indoor courses are using fictive situations to encourage people to think outside the box.</p> <p>Florence Irwin, Business Development Manager at <a href="https://snpnet.com/" title="SNP">SNP Communications</a> is always eager to learn and attended many courses over the years. Despite her fear of horses, she joined a <a href="https://www.theimpacter.com/horseassisted-training" title="Horse-assisted training">horse-assisted workshop</a> focusing on collaboration within teams.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--710 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--58-42"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--708 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>"I believe in life long learning, still after a while it's hard to find courses that would go beyond knowledge-transfer.</p> <p>I got really excited when I learned more about this training and wanted to see for myself what makes this different.</p> <p>I started to worry the day before the course about how I'm going to react and what could I possibly learn from horses? I have to admit that I had serious doubts but my curiosity won.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--709 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/219.png" width="717" height="479" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--711 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>It was straight to the point, no fluff, just pure learning experience. One that I will remember and integrate into everyday work. It was months ago and I can still recall every element of the training.</p> <p>Working with horses really emphasised the need for awareness, feedback and active communication in successful collaboration," Florence Irwin shared some of her experiences.</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2019. April</div> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 21:37:03 +0000 Tamás Kiss 26 at https://business-spirit.news