How can you adapt your leadership style rapidly to meet the fast-paced changing needs?
I refer to my deep 25 year relationship with the remote tribespeople I have worked with in Papua New Guinea.
In a fast-paced constantly changing business environment how can we adapt our leadership style rapidly?
Having walked beside the remote tribespeople of the rainforest dwellers in Papua New Guinea for 25 years I have learned and discovered many things about the nature of culture change. There are many applications to the fast changing nature of business in the 21st century and how business leaders have to adapt. We highlight these 7 "I" s of Vital Leadership in our book "Leading the Way". We need to RISK - going into the unknown taking everything you know and DON'T know with you. Use your INDIVIDUALITY - identify your own unique skills and attributes. Employ INSIGHT - seeing the situation in front of you and be prepared to adapt. INVOLVE others in your business and engage them in their future. INSPIRE - tell compelling and moving stories from your own life's experiences. There are no hard and fast rules of being a 21st century leader, so IMPROVISE. And finally be bold - IMPLEMENT 'Whatever you can do or dream you can do' - begin it!
By practicing the 7 'I' method you will begin to THINK, FEEL and ACT differently and the people around you will feel more engaged, empowered and effective.
Of course being a Vital Leader in the 21st century is no easy task - it will raise many issues that will have to be resolved with wisdom and quick-wits. And that is the 6 million dollar question... are you fit for purpose? Do you walk your own talk? All change begins with you, if you want people people to change, if you want organisations to change, if you want the world to change, then you have to be that change first. You will need to be ahead of the curve, constantly vigilant that whatever you do or dream you can do - will be under scrutiny.And don't let that stop you. Have the courage to lead, feel what it is like to be in the unkown taking everything that you know and you don't know with you.
You may want to do a personal inventory on your current leadership impact. We can arrange an on-line profile involving 5 trusted and chosen supporters that will be compared wth your view of yourself - to discover what the gaps are - and we can then arrange a way to fill those gaps.
"Leading the Way" by Andrew Leigh and Michael Maynard (Pearson FT Publishing)
Goethe: "Whatever you can do or dream you can do begin it. Boldness has geniius and power and magic in it, begin it now."
The people of the Hunstein Range, East Sepik, Papua New Guinea