Cultivating a Climate for Paradigm Shift
Renaissance philosopher and writer Machiavelli once said, “I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.” How can you follow this advice and avoid stagnation without sacrificing quality and security in the process? Learn the three key words needed to strike this delicate balance in this challenge for you to shift your paradigm and be a catalyst for change rather than an antagonist.
Where is your organization now? Where do you want it to be in five years? Do you intend to get it there by using the same methods that haven't worked? It has been said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, but expecting different results. Is that how you want your leadership legacy to be remembered? Do you project an image of being part of the problem or part of the solution? Find out how to be a catalyst for change and NOT an antagonist. Discover three types of flexibility in leadership needed to make that happen.
Outline/Structure of the Talk
This is a challenge for Agile professionals who wish to be more "agile" (pun intended) and facilitate innovation. Rather than stand around and watch things happen, resisting change at every turn, these three steps will motivate participants to embrace change and make things happen as an innovator. Here are the three steps with supporting points (after approximately 5 minutes of introductory remarks):
I . Recognize (that change is ...) -- approximately 15 minutes
II. Resolve (to balance these two qualities...) -- approximately 10 minutes
III. Respond (with three looks...) -- approximately 15 minutes
- Inward - Enabling
- Upward - Empowering
- Outward - Encouraging
The participant will...
* Effectively RECOGNIZE characteristics and effects of change
* RESOLVE to take ownership of change (using 3 types of flexibility)
* Demonstrate appropriate RESPONSES to embracing change and facilitating innovation
Professionals who wish to go beyond the status quo, break out of their status quo, and embrace change.
Prerequisites for Attendees
I have an overwhelming passion to share these concepts to provide needed challenge, inspiration, encouragement, and instruction. With more than 30 years of experience as a public speaker, you will leave this session enhanced, enriched, and educated. Here are a couple of links to video excerpts from a couple of the other events at which I have presented variations on this topic and another one.