Some leaders are very good in a crisis. They may or may not acknowledge that, but the adrenaline of the crisis is fantastic for them. These people always explain to me the beauty of (finally) seeing employees aligned, super-committed, engaged, going the extra mile, taking accountability, collaborating across borders and achieving results in high performance mode. In other words, they are describing to me what the normal, non-crisis life of the organization should be. Pity you need to have a crisis to outperform.
But here is the trick. Don’t wait for the crisis. Create an inflection point in which you need to draw all those behaviours (employees aligned, super-committed, engaged, going the extra mile, taking accountability, collaborating across borders and achieving results in high performance mode). You need to reboot.
The organization needs ‘scheduled stress tests’, and leaders must be their orchestrators. This self-test, self-awareness, self-critical view, is vital for ‘readiness’. Again, don’t wait for a crisis. There are ways to do this. In our case, we compress a Reboot! Injection session in a day with a full leadership team. And this is often enough to launch ‘the stress test’.
The ‘if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it’ is wrong. If it ain’t broke, the break may just be around the corner, so don’t be complacent and reboot-‘it’, before you have to.
Readiness is not a concept, it is a state of action.
New webinar series launching in June.
Feed Forward webinar series – the organization now, under new management
Machines work on feed-back. Minds work on feed-forward. We don’t need thermostats; we need new compasses. There is no ‘back to normal’. Normal has not been waiting for us. Leandro Herrero
To change to ‘the new normal’ we must think and act differently in the management of our organizations. Join Leandro Herrero and his team of organizational architects for these 5, free webinars as they debunk uncontested assumptions and uncover the alternatives, whilst considering why this is even more relevant today in the current exceptional environment. Join us and bring your critical thinking brain, switched on. It’s a serious business. It may also be fun.
All attendees receive a complimentary copy of The Flipping Point.
- The myths of change.
- Can we put the company in an MRI? Can we diagnose its health in terms of its internal connectivity, communication and collaboration?
- The myths of company culture.
- The myths of management.
- High touch and high tech in the digitalisation era
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