Because our world is too beautiful to not be enjoyed.
Rate of Change
Our world has a rate of change, uncertainty and complexity that is no longer served by the machine-metaphor underlying our corporate business models and narratives. The reductionist views it allowed, the consequences it created, no longer benefit corporations nor its stakeholders.
The consequences at local and global scales, force organisations to stop ejecting responsibilities as so-called externalities, but require corporate business’ boardrooms to own their unintended influence. Thus honoring the complexity of this one global ecosystem, earth, that our businesses operate in.
Honoring complexity requires particularly from top leadership to give way to others, distributing their leadership so their organisations can become more nimble to the volatility of their environments. Sharing your leadership from your direct reports to your front line employees and younger generations.
Starting from trust
Daring to let go of control and learning to start from trust, is key for adaptive, distributed leadership. A very personal transition for executives of traditional leadership teams. Most of whom have for decades been reared, trained and daily engrained to lead from a mindset towards stability, efficiency and control in stead of adaptability, resilience and letting go.
Relax into uncertainty
Life teaches us that we are often both overconstrained and underheld. We gain joy by letting go of what no longer serves us. This is true for individuals, organisations and societies.
I enable corporate boards to go through that exact process. I bring business leadership the mindset to let go of control, relax into uncertainty and embrace complexity. So our organisations can become fluid enough to honor the complex world we live in.
Imagine a highly nimble business as a flock of birds, as a school of fish. It is no longer positional power and extrinsic motivation via targets and rewards that provide the rigid hierarchy the consistency of organisation. Now it is the intrinsic motivation of the individual birds or fish that provides the flexible coherence of the flock. This requires three aspects to be simultaneously satisfied for each bird, and for the flock as a whole: relatedness, autonomy and competence-development.
Deeply Personal Transformation
Learning to be able to invite others by modeling these behaviours, corporate leaders often experience a deeply personal journey of transformation. A process not easily done without capable support. Allow yourself to be held. Feel free to connect and find out how I can best be of service to you in your strategic and organisational corporate challenges: firstname.lastname@example.org.