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Many organisations struggle with the idea of change. There is a real desire to create something different, to evolve their organisation or to enhance efficiencies and effectiveness. However, there seems to be a real status quo within their business which creates an inertia that works against real change.
In any team, who do you think should be the most innovative?
- Should it be the ‘outlier’ – the crazy person up the back who comes out with stuff from left field?
- Should it be the most popular member of the group, whom everyone wants to like?
Behind every behaviour is an intent.
When you sit in a meeting and there is someone up the back that behaves in a passive aggressive manner, you can wonder why they are behaving in that way. Do they really WANT to annoy everyone and cause collaboration and performance to collapse?...
How we define ourselves often sets the boundaries of what we believe is possible for us. What if you could change your label and change your life?
I met with a client this week who reminded me of one of the ‘pitfalls’ of assessment. At one point in a discussion, they came out with “I’m not very good like that BECAUSE I am an ENFP”. I have had other clients say “Oh, but I’m a DI”.
In other words, they are using the outcomes of assessment tools that describe preferences to defend their behavioural rigidities or incapacities. They become excuses as to why they can't live up to their potential.
What is your reaction when someone says one thing, but does another? How do you feel? Often we find that this lack of consistency is a major concern and we cannot find a reason to trust them. When this happens with an individual or company that we are doing business with – how much do we want to avoid doing business with them?
And yet, the laws of business are so often broken that a ‘business law’ becomes a ‘business statement’. That is, BL’s become…complete BS. Whilst a BR (Business Reality) sets in....
"We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too. "
President John F. Kennedy, September 12, 1962, at Rice University, Houston, Texas