The Magic Bullet of Belief– Part Three
The Magic Bullet of Belief– Part Three
A collision of beliefs in an organization plays out every day with leaders, managers and team members whose business-life experience has straddled the 2008 global financial meltdown. And just to be clear, it has been less than 10 years since we experienced the 2008 melt-down. Unless you are 10 years old and running your own business, you yourself have straddled the 2008 global financial infrastructure break, and the resulting disruption to your industry and business infrastructure.
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The Magic Bullet of Belief– Part Two
The Magic Bullet of Belief– Part Two
Most of our beliefs are deeply held and they must be neutralized before the VP of Sales we referenced in our last blog can move forward, and therefore before the department can move forward or the company can move to the next level. If the VP of Sales can’t move forward, the department can’t move forward. Even more challenging is that the CMO and the CEO may have had discussions with him and at an intellectual level, he agrees – he just can’t change his beliefs without help.
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Overcoming Blind Spots for Business Growth– Part Four
Overcoming Blind Spots for Business Growth– Part Four
It’s my belief that the only thing that has happened in the last few years is that the emotional distractions, i.e. the VUCA (Volatility, Unpredictability, Complexity and Ambiguity), has gotten much, much bigger than the legacy infrastructures and approaches can contain. As a result, the infrastructure broke. The global financial crisis in 2008 broke the global infrastructure for finance, government and business.
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Overcoming Blind Spots for Business Growth– Part Three
Overcoming Blind Spots for Business Growth– Part Three
These days, when you engage in a conversation with others about the “sense” that we have entered into a time of disruption, most people will not dispute this starting point. It is not unusual for people to start to speak about economic disruption, then turn quickly to social or environmental or geo-political disruption. We are living through a historic period of disruption: something is ending while something brand new is emerging.
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Overcoming Blind Spots for Business Growth– Part Two
Overcoming Blind Spots for Business Growth– Part Two
A more common term for the type of blind spot I started discussing in my last blog is “unconscious bias.” Deep dive research is upending our understanding of how we navigate our world and how we make decisions. It turns out that a very large percentage of our decisions are made on auto pilot, based on past experience that may or may not be relevant to current reality. This deaf, numb and blind phenomena has increased exponentially as a result of VUCA. Disengagement, burnout, phobias, self-sabotage, choking in the clutch, angst, outburst and even depression are by-products of VUCA, triggered at the unconscious level due to our own unconscious biases.
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