In The Exponential Age…

 

In the Exponential Age…

If we want to truly birth innovation, we will have to learn how to bury the successes that keep us entrenched in the glory days of the past.

In the Exponential Age…

It will not be our failures that trap us in organizational stasis and status quo…but rather, our successes that will marry us to a deep-seated fear of change and the uncertainty and ambiguity that accompanies that change.

In the Exponential Age…

Transform or Reform? Refusal or Reinvention?  Those will be the questions that we will have to grapple and come to terms with.  Those are the questions that every organization and leader will eventually have to make decision upon.  And those are the questions that will determine how effectively we evolve into this new and unknown future.

In the Exponential Age…

We will find that creativity and innovation are not only required, but are cognitively demanding shifts that we will all have to learn how to balance, especially if leaders and organizations are going to scale this work.  We will have to find ways to diminish the cognitive load that is brought on by the changes in thinking and doing that is required in order to undertake this work.

In the Exponential Age…

Inability to learn how to become more agile and adaptive will serve as the beginning signs of individuals and organizations emerging into the future in a much more archaic and irrelevant manner.  Disruption will move from markets to mindsets.

In the Exponential Age…

An inhibitor to future growth and learning is not that we aren’t connecting and cross-pollinating dots…but, rather, that we continue to connect and cross-pollinate the same dots.

In the Exponential Age…

The deep work of today’s leaders will be in seeing the shift from ‘technical’ problems to ‘adaptive’ challenges…and determining not to avoid the heavy lifting this work will require.

In the Exponential Age…

If we’re going to move to more creative and innovative collective capacity…we must be willing to move past veneer understandings of what this actually means and the incremental actions that allow us to continue to operate at a surface level.

In the Exponential Age…

Much will be required of our leaders, our organizations and everyone within.

In the Exponential Age…

“People who lead frequently bear scars from their efforts to bring about adaptive change. Often they are silenced.”  -Richard Foster Creative Destruction

 

 

 

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