Leveraging Business as a Tool for Renewal and Inspiration
Events are a great way to feed inspiration, and learn and connect with other passionate and engaged people. One of the side benefits of being nominated for a Canadian Women Entrepreneur award was getting introduced to Women of Influence and their events. Listening to the stories of people who have achieved what I’m trying to achieve, like Kimberly Newport-Mimran of Pink Tartan, helps me to maintain perspective and realise that the challenges I’m facing are universal and part of the journey.
Your Bandwidth and the Matrix of Success — Part One
It took us a while to recognize that the work we do with our clients isn’t just about process and procedures, and that we have a gift for helping leadership make the paradigmatic shifts necessary to unlock massive capability. In themselves and in their teams. The changes tend to fall into the areas of expanding people’s Bandwidth, revealing their Blind Spots and changing their limiting Beliefs about what’s possible for their organization.
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.