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Navigating the Future

with

Agility and ResiliencE

A framework for understanding and communicating THE cultural SHIFTS THAT ARE DRIVING today's thriving Organizations

The journey ahead for businesses and other inspired, dynamic value-producing organizations calls for an all heads-/hands-/hearts-on-deck approach to reigniting curiosity and rediscovering creativity as we co-create new, more conscious and mindful work cultures and communities for the increasingly complex challenges we face in this Age of Accelerations.

 

Businesses, as today's most powerful platforms for change, will play an outsized

role in addressing the multifaceted global challenges of the 21st century.

But we will first need to shed the traditional, command-and-control, hierarchical, inwardly focused organizational operating systems rooted in short-termism, positional authority, 'cultures of personality,' and 'ego-limited thinking' and internalize the ‘eco-vitalized being’ of engaged, networked, outwardly directed organizational 'cultures of character' that are leading the way in novel solutions and new value creation for multiple, diverse stakeholders.

  The Six C's  

CURIOSITY

from

static knowing

to

dynamic learning

 

Continuously asking powerful questions from a mindset of genuine intellectual humility and wonder yields greater insights and innovation, improves employee  engagement and collaboration, and ensures  greater organizational adaptability, resilience, and effectiveness.

CONNECTION

from

extrinsic rewards

to

intrinsic motivation

Organizations thrive when they tap into the powerful human desire for  meaningful work

(connection to purpose) and meaningful relationships (connection to people) and when they honor the natural human preference for relative  autonomy in the pursuit of mastery of craft.

CO-CREATION

from

efficient cooperation

to

creative collaboration

 

Innovation, new value creation, and process improvements occur more rapidly when ideas are freely generated, shared, and blended across specialties and org levels  than when they are directed from fixed positions of authority (e.g., jazz ensembles tend to out-innovate marching bands).

COMMUNITY

from

power hierarchies

to

wisdom networks

 

Co=creative, distributed, and local 'tribal' leadership—as a balanced  blend of masculine and feminine leadership styles that value compassion  (open heart), collaboration (open mind), and courage  (open vision)—outperforms and outlasts modes of influence based on hierarchical positions of status and authority.

CULTURE

from

maximizing consumption

to

optimizing well-being

 

Challenge of 21st century is to meet needs of all within sustainable means of the planet. Requires a shift from valuing GDP growth and 'financial capital' maximums to valuing human well-being and 'natural capital' optimums; from valuing reckless short-term economic cleverness (e.g., credit) to valuing restrained long-term ecologic wisdom

CHARACTER

from

ego-limited thinking

to

eco-vitalized being

 

Ego-transcendending consciousness and mindfulness of the interrelatedness and interdependence of all  ('eco'-system) stakeholders (including local communityenvironment, and future generations) ultimately results in heightened energy, impact, creativity, and reward. Principles over profits. We over me.

  Drivers of Change  

rise of cloud-based technologies and AI enhanced products and services ~ j0b eliminating automation ~ continued evolution in economic growth opportunities from commodities to products to services to 'experiences' ~ rising education levels in workforce ~ greater proportion of women and millennials in workforce ~ shifting notions of career 'success' ~ greater emphasis on work/life balance ~ rise of self-identified 'conscious' businesses ~ emergence and rapid spread of 'business agility' practices (from early successes of 'Agile' software development processes) ~ effectiveness of cross-functional, loosely-coupled, self-organizing teams ~ growing Interest in wellness ~ benefits of mindfulness and meditation practices ~ shift in global economic goals from 'GDP growth' to 'sustainable well-being'

 

  Powerful Questions  

How will leaders inform and inspire the cultures of curiosity and intellectual humility, connection to higher purpose, and co-creative work modes needed to help their organizations manifest their unique visions?

 

How can today's large, mature organizations make successful transformations from slow, static 'industrial' models that optimize for predictability and efficient cooperation to dynamic, iterative, failfast, 'startup factory' cultures that optimize for innovation and creative collaboration?

 

How do we build stronger and deeper connections—to each other and to our own deeper aspirations for more engaging work, more enriching relationships, and more purposeful lives?

What ideas, conversations, coaching practices, training techniques, games, and group activities work best to develop and expand personal and organizational agility, creativityresilience, and new value creation?

 

  Inquiries  

Anjali Leon

Agility and Co-active Coach, Educator, Mentor, Trusted Advisor, Speaker, Connector

aleon@ppl-coach.com

561-926-0925

Rich Leon

EcoCulture Researcher, Educator, Musician

rleon@ppl-coach.com

561-926-0921