Using a "Both/And" Approach to
Lead Teams Through Change
Presented by: Ann Deaton
As OD professionals, trainers, people leaders, and team members, we are often responsible for implementing significant change. How can we help the teams we work with to successfully navigate change?
When it comes to workplace teams, several issues arise:
1. Teams are made up of diverse members. In fact, we often recruit specifically to get maximal diversity in style and experience. That means change will have a different impact for the individuals on a team. How can you ensure that change works for all?
2. Some changes are sustainable; others end up being the ‘flavor of the month’. What can you do to make sure the change you’ve invested so much in actually sticks?
In most cases, successful change is not a matter of one solution that fits all. Rather, it requires a multi-faceted and ongoing approach that embraces the diversity of our workforce. In this session, we’ll focus on the combination of awareness and action that enables teams to navigate the change process with as much enthusiasm and as little suffering as possible.
• Recognize that significant change tends to be complex and ongoing rather than a one-time solution
• Explore the fears that underlie change resistance and the diversity of fears that may be present on a team
• Engage in perspective taking to ensure awareness of what is at risk for all stakeholders
• Practice using the structure of a Both/And approach (polarity thinking and mapping) to enable sustainable change that leverages the wisdom of varied stakeholders
About the Speaker:
Ann V. Deaton, PhD, PCC is a leadership and team coach. Her work focuses on individuals, teams, and organizations who are experiencing significant change and growth. In addition to coaching, she facilitates workshops and team-building sessions for corporate, nonprofit, and health care clients. Ann’s strengths are in creating the kinds of rich and open conversations that expand perspectives, and then holding clients accountable as they take action to realize their goals.
Ann earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology, with specializations in health psychology and neuropsychology, from The University of Texas. After a two-decade career in health care, she completed her Leadership Coaching Certification with the Newfield Network and earned her Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation from the International Coach Federation. Ann founded DaVinci Resources coaching practice in 2003, and co-founded The Bounce Collective coaching and consulting business in 2009.
In her work with individual clients and teams, Ann often uses assessments and tools to generate new lenses for seeing themselves. She is a Certified Team Coaching Practitioner (CTCP), as well as being credentialed in approaches such as Polarities Thinking, and The Empowerment Dynamic, and assessment tools such as the Team Diagnostic ™, Change Style Indicator, and numerous 360 and personal style assessments. Ann is the author of two books: VUCA Tools for a VUCA World: Developing Leaders and Teams for Sustainable Results and Being Coached: Group and Team Coaching from the Inside.