Masterclasses with renowned change champion Jim Lawless
Broadcast and Media will never be the same again. Those who are bold - prepared to change fast to keep ahead - and can handle the uncertainty and risk this requires - will not just survive, but thrive.
The coronavirus pandemic has acted as a powerful accelerant to technology and business model changes that were already underway in our industry. As the world begins to unlock, we urgently need to replace reactive survival strategies with well-planned and determined action.
We have partnered with internationally renowned change champion, Jim Lawless, and his management consultancy SYMMETRY to create three essential Masterclasses to deliver practical, fast change. Based on his two decades delivering change, each leads people to powerful new insights and self-awareness, delivers practical tools and changes in mindset and behavior.
All Jim’s Masterclasses are planning exercises with the learning embedded by deciding upon and committing to solid next steps to deliver the strategy.
Find out from Jim in the video below why you and your company need these courses.
For Your Top Teams
The Agile and High Performing Leadership Team
High performing, fast adapting teams know why they are successful. It’s by design. In this two-day event your top teams are taken through the process to design their own elite team contract to move forward together. Jim then coaches the team monthly to ensure the roles, culture shift and behaviours embed and the plan is delivered.
- A team coaching event - the Executives agree what they need to deliver and adopt new agile ways of working together to deliver it
- A hard planning event - the facilitation, team cohesion and contract is all designed around delivering the next objective together and removing thinking and tasks that slow the team
- Expert, C-suite level, robust facilitation to move on from defenses, excuses and the old dysfunctions and frustrations of the past
- Powerful new understanding of what others need from ‘me’ and how I must step up to deliver with my colleagues
- New culture, relations and ways of communicating agreed: not to be ‘nice’, but as vital elements of delivering the plan
- A precise, written contract, designed by the team themselves, containing individual roles and responsibilities, behavioral expectations of each other and preferred feedback structures to govern future activities and relations
For Your Team Leaders
The Change Coach (up to 10 people)
To lead adaptation and change in your team is to invite people towards growth, adventure and taking ownership of their futures. But it’s also an invitation into the unknown with its uncertainties and risks. How can we make it emotionally safe and exciting for people to innovate and deliver the new at work?
- Adaptability and change - accepting (and introduction to) a core professional skill in a ‘no-normal’ age
- Understanding and recognizing the human reaction to uncertainty and the powerful processes that take over
- How to create a team where nobody risks change
- How to inspire others to want to change
- Laying the foundations of psychological safety in your team
- How to recognise Blue (purpose) and Red (defence process) thinking and talk in your people and strategies to shift them back from Red
- How to identify and challenge perceptions and beliefs - the triggers for fear and uncertainty - how people see authority and threats to themselves at work
- Leading and delivering a culture shift in the team towards adaptability, curiosity and experimentation
- Getting you on their side and the side of winning together
- Ongoing change – there is no destination. How to build a culture of continual change
For All Your People
Adaptation: Thriving outside your comfort zone (from 5-500 people)
The ability to adapt to deliver change is a vital professional ability. But we were not taught how to adapt. We were carefully trained for years of school and work to deliver certainty and predictable outcomes.
Without an understanding of how to manage the mental and emotional blocks to adaption we can damage wellbeing and seriously slow change. This life changing and inspirational one day event delivers the tools to adapt and deliver change through planning bold actions to deliver the strategy.
- What is adaptation and why is it now a critical professional skill
- What is the human mental, physical and emotional process of leaving the comfort zone
- How to manage your relationships with peers and authority before leaving the comfort zone
- Building resilience for a journey of uncertainty
- Dealing with setbacks
- Mental skills for surviving in the Confusion Zone
- Designing the skills and tasks necessary to deliver the change - and negotiation the deletion of old tasks
- Personal “Bold Change Goal’ planning for your next step to deliver the strategy at work
- Recognizing your internal perceptions and beliefs - those that will help you and those that risk causing you failure
- Bold action – planning and delivering your ‘event’ that begins the process of change
- Completion of the “Bold Change Goal” planning workbook
About Jim Lawless
Jim Lawless is CEO of Symmetry International and a member of the Forbes Coaches Council.
He is a leading architect of change and has delivered for global corporations, high-growth PE-backed companies, government departments and Olympic teams. He is the high-performance team coach of choice for many senior leadership teams around the world.
Author of the international bestseller ‘Taming Tigers’, and committed to highly practical yet disruptive business advice, Jim tested the rapid adaptation framework presented in his book to become a televised race jockey within a year of starting to ride and to become the deepest British freediver in history (101m) in just 8 months of training. Both whilst delivering his day job (we all have to perform whilst we transform) and with no prior experience or physical conditioning.
In high demand as a keynote speaker, Jim is ranked #1 outside of the USA and #6 globally in the current Global Gurus motivational speaker rankings. He has addressed well over half a million people on five continents.
Jim holds a degree in Law and spent the first decade of his career working as a commercial solicitor in the City of London and then as Legal Counsel with a global tech company. He founded his learning and development consultancy, ‘Optimise’ in 2000 which has evolved into Symmetry today.
Jim was elected a fellow of the UK’s Royal Society for the Arts in recognition of his writing on culture and change. He is father to two daughters, a helicopter pilot, a kundalini yoga practitioner and plays classical piano.