Most problems business leaders face have so many contributing factors, implications, and consequences that applying one-dimensional solutions only creates a whole new set of difficulties. That’s why the practice and skill of Enterprise Thinking is so important.
It can happen at a moment’s notice: you need to communicate a new idea to senior managers, influence your colleagues to support your proposal or inspire direct reports to make a change. Are you prepared to communicate with anyone in your organization?
As new leaders are emerging and workplace culture is changing, becoming a transformational leader is essential to success. Transformational leaders are able to inspire others, change culture and environment through authenticity, motivate groups, and have humility when leading others.
In this environment, where jobs have become hyper-specialized, and knowledge work can originate from anywhere in the world, a big question is to challenge several of our old paradigms and realign our people, leadership and business processes to sustain in this new flat world.
The business environment today is highly dynamic and complex. It is becoming clear that our comfortable, classic models of leadership don’t work in this constantly changing climate.
A social transformation is taking place in organizations worldwide. Leadership practices are moving from authoritarian to collaborative, from fear-based to strength-based, and from “talking to” people, to inquiry and dialog “with” them.