In this episode Sebastian Wächter shares how at the age of 18, he had a severe accident leading to 95% of his body being paralyzed. That’s why the first team he was actually leading was a team of 24/7 caretakers at quite a young age. We further talk about the role of leadership during his active time playing and coaching wheelchair rugby and lastly about his main topic where he is a real expert and keynote speaker: change processes. I am impressed by the way Sebastian connects his personal experiences with change to change processes in organisations!
We talk about (in german):
- Individualised communication – who in your team needs which kind of communication?
- How the dependence on his team led to sensitive antennas and he became more willing to compromise
- The role of strengthening strengths in Sebastian’s sport experience
- Sebastian’s experience in the area of change, change mindset and which recommendations he would give leaders navigating a change with their team for the first time
- The role of managers in change processes
- The important competencies as a leader in change processes: Transmitting integrity, competence & security
- The combination of creating awareness on a rational level AND an emotional level. This could be asking oneself questions such as “which feelings and hopes do I associate with the change”? “Are they only benefits for me as a leader or does this also affect my employees?”
- How finding joy in one’s own development as a part of a change process can help to even improve the change process outcomes
- How sitting in a wheelchair for a day makes leaders change their perspective and increase their ability to learn to ask for help