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OBSERVING DIFFERENTLY November 2018 

Alan Sieler

Welcome to our final issue of Observing Differently for 2018.

Intellectually stimulating Emotionally engaging
Physically energizing Spiritually uplifting
Immensely rewarding

These are expressions that have continually been made by participants in our programs in Australia, Asia, South Africa, Europe, the UK and the USA.

Next year’s Certified Ontological Coaching and Leadership Program (COCLP) is being offered in South Africa, the USA, Australia and Hong Kong (see starting dates below). Completing the three-day introductory ontological workshop Ontological Coaching and Leadership in Action is essential for doing COCLP.

“This is undoubtedly the best investment I have ever made in my career and life generally. COCLP has supported me end-to-end through a massive transition in my life circumstances and way of being, and I am very grateful for the opportunity to have participated in such a profoundly meaningful program. It is extremely gratifying to see the positive impact that the ontological approach has had on my clients in the relatively short time that I have been applying it.”
Chyonne Kreltszheim, Melbourne, Australia

Our feature article this month is provided by Deanne Duncombe who has almost completed COCLP. Deanne has an important leadership role in an IT company in Canberra, Australia and she shares how she applied the important distinction of “the legitimate other” to enhance her leadership effectiveness. Deanne’s example of positively influencing a direct report is an important contribution to leadership development, which I think you will find worthwhile reading.

Until our next issue early in 2019 very best wishes for a safe and enjoyable festive and holiday season...

Very best wishes,

Alan Sieler


Article

Managing and Leading the Legitimate Other
By Deanne Duncombe

Some time ago, I came across the concept of the Legitimate Other. This concept is a deeper way of saying “respect”.  The expression Legitimate Other refers to accepting another person as they are in their current Way of Being without necessarily agreeing with their behaviour.

For example, someone who is currently operating from a way of being that is based in anxiety will have different actions available to them than someone who is operating from a way of being that is based in ambition. Regardless of our personal judgments around their behaviours, if we hold an individual as legitimate we are accepting that their actions and behaviours are what the individual currently has available to them, and their way of being is not allowing any other more serving actions in that moment. This concept really resonated with me, and it felt beautiful and powerful.

My fascination around what it means to hold someone as legitimate has been quite strong and I found myself reflecting on the possibilities that become available for leaders and managers when holding their team members, colleagues and peers as legitimate. What happens in our interactions with others? Does it make a difference? I decided to explore this using some real-life experiences.

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The Ontological Coaching Institute operates as the Newfield Institute in Australia and New Zealand. Ontological programs also run in the USA through EFL Seminars.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS – 2018


UPCOMING PROGRAMS: ASIA

Ontological Coaching and Leadership in Action
Workshops 2019

Hong Kong
• 7 – 9 March 2019

• 13 – 15 June 2019

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The Certified Ontological Coaching and Leadership Program 2019

Hong Kong
• Next intake 10 September 2019

ICF Accreditation

This program has received ACTP (Accredited Coach Training Program) status from the International Coach Federation.

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UPCOMING PROGRAMS: SOUTH AFRICA

Ontological Coaching and Leadership in Action
Workshops 2019

Cape Town
• 29 – 31 January 2019

• 1 – 3 April 2019

Johannesburg
• 26 – 28 March 2019

• 29 – 31 July 2019

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The Certified Ontological Coaching and Leadership Program 2019

South Africa
• Next intake 29 January 2019

ICF Accreditation

This program has received ACTP (Accredited Coach Training Program) status from the International Coach Federation.

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UPCOMING PROGRAMS: USA

Leadership Essentials – Applying Ontological Awareness

• 15 – 17 February 2019
• 27 – 29 April 2019

Effective Leadership and Coaching Program

• Next program commences 27 April 2019

»  Find out more at EFL Seminars

UPCOMING PROGRAMS: UK AND EUROPE

Ontological Coaching and Leadership in Action
Workshops 2019

Yorkshire, UK
• 12 – 14 June 2019

Brussels, Belgium
• 17 – 19 June 2019

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Ontological Coaching Institute
Corporate and Personal Transformation

Head Office
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