How do you generate insight while not getting trapped in its dynamics?
The game of innovation is a battle for insights that can be acted on quickly and effectively in a marketplace with constantly evolving requirements. It’s a journey of mastery requiring high energy for disciplined experimentation, savvy interpretation and novel reframing of possibilities.
In what follows, I explore some inherent paradoxes that leaders need to be aware of in order to realize the benefits of insight while not getting trapped in its complex dynamics. …
A largely invisible skill-set is the fundamental core of all leadership and communication impact: listening.
The highly successful have an extraordinary capacity to listen deeply and well to the business and personal conversations that matter in the marketplace. Without such powerful, precise and acute listening, any subsequent speaking is liable to fall flat.
Business life is a highly connected series of “engaged listenings” — complex situations where listening dynamics afford a decisive professional and competitive edge: starting a new venture, leading a team, acquiring a company, negotiating a buy-out, strategizing with your partners, serving your clients, learning from your customers.
While the overarching importance of effective communication is obvious, the pivotal role of listening is largely missed and often reduced to behavioral techniques under the rubric of so-called “active” listening. …
― Martin Heidegger
Are you constantly vexed by people challenges while introducing new business processes, changing organizational structure or shifting entrenched culture within an enterprise? Then what I call “World Design” will prove extraordinarily powerful in advancing your leadership goals and creating breakthrough results.
Embedded in what follows below, there are more than a dozen core insights you can discover and deploy almost immediately. If you contact me with 3 or more of them, I will show you in a half-hour session how to implement their power (plus the ones you may have missed) on stubborn problems confronting your enterprise.
Regardless of industry, sector or company-size, the practice of World Design is central to being relevant, competitive and adaptive in a continually changing marketplace. …