Uncertainty has to be met with agility and strong anchors: We are well and truly living in the most uncertain times that we have ever seen. Recent events such as the covid19 pandemic have heightened our experience of uncertainty and businesses and organizations have been struggling to come to terms with the extent of such uncertainty.
However, this uncertainty as challenging and difficult as it is, also holds immense potential and promise. The only way we can thrive in uncertainty is if stay anchored in purpose, and learn to respond with the mindset of agility. Agility and purpose are not at odds with each other, because agility is a state of being which is continuously adaptive while retaining certain core characteristics. These core characteristics emerge from purpose and values.
In challenging and uncertain times, leadership must be rooted in purpose: Today, more than ever before, with the increasing complexity and challenge of doing business, leaders can only inspire, engage and mobilize people if they lead with purpose. Leadership development is in essence enabling leaders to lead with inspiration, connectedness and purpose.
At a time when businesses and organizations all over the world are needing to radically reframe what their core is, who they wish to serve and how, the need for leadership development to be anchored around purpose is ever more present. And quite counter-intuitively, both agility and high-growth are the result of being purpose driven.
Many high-growth companies use purpose to stay relevant in a fast-changing world. They are able to do this because their leaders lead with purpose and create a culture around the same.
If businesses and organizations need to stand out in a crowded environment, they have to broaden their mission, attract and retain customers who connect to their core values and not just their products and services and build ecosystems. All this hinges on being purpose driven.
Leaders have to tightly enmesh purpose into their strategy. The two best tactics for doing that are to role model being purpose driven and to disseminate purpose throughout the organization.
The other organizational benefits are
We draw upon neuroscience, experiential learning theory and adult development to focus on achieving awareness, developing lasting new practices and further enhancing existing strengths.