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Leading an organisation in today’s VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world is like trying to swim in a turbulent sea. While there’s an overall oceanic drift and a somewhat predictable swell, you’re also regularly hit by unexpected waves from any and all directions.
An organisation can’t thrive in this environment using the old predict and control methods. As soon as your five year plan is written it’s out of date. And you can’t lead in it by the old hierarchical, mechanistic methods. By the time your senior leaders hear about a problem it’s often too late to respond…and they may not have the necessary information to make a good decision anyway.
Organisations run in these outmoded ways will simply become redundant, outpaced by others who are more agile and attuned to the rapidly changing environment.
But by co-creating and living a compelling vision you keep people aligned on a direction.
By co-creating and living shared values you keep people connected.
By empowering your people you create tremendous organisational energy and forward momentum.
By paying attention to what’s happening in and around the organisation you become agile, creating new possibilities for responses in the moment, working with the waves instead of fighting them.
And by doing all of this you can create a thriving organisation people are delighted to work for, buy from, sell to and invest in, one that’s making a positive difference in the world.
“A proven leader”
“Fiona can function at strategic levels of industry, is goal oriented, a proven leader with a background in the resources industry and eminently suited to work with senior people from business to help them achieve their objectives.”
FINANCE AND RISK DIRECTOR : Manufacturing
The Conscious Business Process
Through our flexible, light-touch Consultant in Residence program we guide your organisation through sustainable ongoing performance improvement.
Organisational transformation requires individual transformation, which takes time and is non-linear. Regular visits at an agreed frequency support your people through the transformation process. This allows for an approach of “structured flexibility”, where a general direction of work is complemented by in-the-moment support to meet emerging needs.
As accredited Resilient Business Coaches we can also, if you choose, guide your Board or leadership team through the implementation of ADAPT, a technology-enabled methodology designed by business owners for business owners.
Using the ADAPT methodology with the embedADAPT technology you can move from working in your business to working on your business, giving it the strategic attention it needs without neglecting the day-to-day operations. In time you’ll even be able to move out of your business when you’re ready, leaving it in great shape to continue fulfilling its purpose.
From Mackey, J and Sisodia R (2013), Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business, p36 “Conscious businesses have a simple but powerful belief; the right actions undertaken for the right reasons generally lead to good outcomes over time…They treat all their stakeholders well because that is the right, humane, and sensible thing to do–and because it is also smart business practice to do so. They operate with a sense of higher purpose because that is what gets their people excited about coming to work. The leaders of conscious businesses care about service to others because that is ultimately what leads to fulfilment and value creation.”