Advocate for Chaos: Coaching Leaders Through Change
In this session we will explore the role of the change leadership coach, specifically as a change leadership advocate.
As change management practitioners we often focus on what we need to do and how leaders can help us. We provide leaders with draft communications, with work plans, and with insights about their organization that we uncover either through assessments or from professional observation. We even give them instructions about how to be a change leader. Yet, are we really helping the leader or are we just overwhelming them?
The leader who finds themselves in the midst of change is often bombarded with advice, guidance, and direction, but who is advocating for the leader? Enter the change leadership coach.
1. The change leadership coaching role
2. Identifying leaders in need of a change coach
3. The change leadership coaching process
Jeff Bailey has been supporting change efforts for 30 years starting as a training designer and developer at Arthur Andersen’s Professional Development Center in St. Charles, IL. He also helped expand the training and development team at First Card in Elgin, IL, which was a division of the former First Chicago Bank (Yes, he realizes that was a while ago).
Jeff has been focused on the change management discipline most of the last 20 years, specifically within the context of large-scale systems implementation. His clients have been state and local governments that are typically replacing 20 to 30 year old systems and processes. Fun times! Most recently Jeff created a pilot CCMP study group through the Midwest chapter. A new study group is forming soon.
Jeff earned his masters degree in instructional design from Northern Illinois University and his doctorate in organization development from Benedictine University where He has been an adjunct faculty member for more than 12 years.
Jeff lives in downstate Illinois, just north of the Bloomington/Normal area with his wife who together have rescued dozens of beagles over the years. If you give him a call, you’ll hear the foster failures in the background.