But people follow purpose – with much more intensity than they follow job titles or money. The challenge is to allow yourself and your organisation to be purpose-led, principles focused and where performance is measured as purpose translated.
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It is time to reframe mediation. I believe there is an opportunity to reframe mediation from a remedial intervention to one that is both creative and strategic. My hypothesis is that those organisations who master #mediatingthefuture are set to thrive.
Leaders who feel they must come up with the perfect plan endure huge pressure. In playing the role of the heroic leader they become the organisational bottle neck. In telling everyone that they know the way forward; they disempower everyone around them. This mind set is the main obstacle to agility.
Right now, the capacity to pay attention, make sense, act and change ahead of the curve is the holy grail of most organisations and if it is not, it should be.
In his brilliant book The Laws of Human Nature, Robert Greene writes in praise of what he calls ‘reality groups’ – groups that are infused with a functional and healthy dynamic arising from their ability to maintain a tight relationship with reality.
Running the business is grounded in the here and now. It depends on data from the past. And it can be a relatively comfortable space because it deals with known facts. In contrast, changing the business is about the world outside the organisation and about the future. And the world outside is much bigger and more complex than the organisation – to the extent that it is essentially unknowable.