Leading Evolutionary Change
We train leaders in the skills of leading evolutionary change, which include orientating towards ecosystems, listening, dialogue and rapid prototyping. We then support these leaders to train other people in the organisation in the use of these skills.
To help orientate leaders of change towards the natural change in an ecosystem organisation we explore the concept of biomimicry. This enables them to learn from elements of nature (rather than about nature) in terms of its form (what it looks like), its processes (how it survives and grows) and its ecosystems (how it lives with aspects of nature) to inform their leadership of change. By learning from nature our leadership can be in sync rather than in conflict with the environment.
To be able to lead evolutionary change people must learn how to listen in to what the organisation wants to become. To do this, the leader must first learn how to listen to themselves. In doing so, they will be able to identify all their judgements, biases, thoughts and learning which can interfere with listening to the organisation with an open mind, heart and will. We train leaders of evolutionary change to recognise and suspend these interferences as they go to the places of most potential in the organisation to listen openly for its unfolding future.
Dialogue is a process of thinking together to create something new. In facing complexity problems we often step away from others in order to think. This inclination goes against what is needed today. The challenges organisations are now facing are too complicated for one person to overcome alone. When we think alone our thoughts are often filled with memories and influenced by our assumptions, which then go unchallenged. When we think together, using the techniques from Bohm Dialogue, we have new thoughts, which often take us by surprise. The intention of dialogue is to reach new understanding of what the organisation wants to become and, in doing so, form a totally new basis from which leaders of evolutionary change can collectively think and act. Dialogue seeks to harness the ‘collective intelligence’ of people. We train leaders in the techniques of Bohm Dialogue.
Many organisations suffer from ‘paralysis by analysis’. In an effort to get it right, so much time is spent designing large scale change that by the time it is implemented it has become misaligned with an ever changing environment. Evolutionary change is about multiple small changes mutually adjusting. The changes need to be developed and implemented rapidly so that feedback is received and adjustments made. We train leaders of evolutionary change in a range of rapid prototyping techniques.
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