Using Attachment Theory to Develop Coaching Capabilities in Managers and Leaders
David Drake, PhD
Transitioning Psychologists, Mid-Level, Senior-Level
This session features the key elements of attachment theory (“moments of meeting” in particular), simple practices, and organizational case stories. Topics include: The role of neural dissonance and resonance, the importance of self and mutual regulation, and the benefits of a greater sense of attachment security in employees.
This is part of a broader approach to developing managers and leaders who can effectively coach and develop others. One of its unique attributes is the emphasis on applied mindfulness as a generative rather than merely palliative resource for development. It addresses four core needs people are seeking to fulfill in the course of their roles in organizations.
- Name the four types of “moments.”
- List at least three attachment implications of “moments.”
- Explain neural dissonance/resonance and the importance of regulation in development.