A 1000% Return on Investment? Are You Kidding Me?
Over the years, we’ve come to realize that our most powerful work with our clients focuses on helping the leadership advance their people’s capabilities in the areas of their Bandwidth, their Blind Spots and their Beliefs.
Paradigm Shifts and the Light-Core Modality
In our last blog we mentioned how there is no point in waiting for the conditions to improve in a VUCA (Volatile, Unpredictable, Complex and Ambiguous) environment such as we’re facing today, because they probably won’t. Mastering VUCA allows your business to claim a point of differentiation that will serve you and your business forever regardless of what is happening in the outside economy. But that requires a paradigmatic shift in how business is conducted that many C-Suite executives haven’t yet mastered.
Welcome to the VUCA Economy
According to the Markit Global Business Outlook Survey , optimism fell sharply in the closing months of 2014, dropping to the lowest levels recorded since the survey began five years ago. More than 6,000 companies took part in the survey and the vast majority reported that their hiring and investment plans were at or near post-crisis lows; price expectations had deteriorated dramatically as well. The survey reported that business optimism fell across the board in all of the world’s largest developed countries, while business expectations fell throughout the main emerging markets. No one appears to be immune from the new wave of discouragement sweeping our world.
Is Your Organization Thriving in Chaos?
The leadership at many top companies today are at a tough crossroads: they’re facing urgent demands for increased performance but they have no reliable way to make it happen. The global economy is struggling along like a Ferrari with a flat and while some sectors have improved since the 2008 recession began shredding our trusty “road maps to success,” there’s no doubt that our old notions of how to run a thriving business are not serving us well today.
Leadership as Action