Our limitations come from the limits of our imagination and the limits of our thoughts, knowledge and beliefs. We need to break this myopia which can only be done through inquiry, learning and the inspiration of others.
Lencioni’s “5 Dysfunctions of a Team” provides a useful framework for examining Board effectiveness and how to drive better decisions, commitment and accountability to a single, unifying goal. More importantly, it creates an environment in which interpersonal conflict, bias and self interest can be dealt with constructively, for the good of the organisation.
Disruptive consumer and competitive trends are not new and yet many fail to respond. I wonder then, how active this discussion is in the Boardroom? In my view there is a clear imperative to “re-tool” our organisations for the business models of the future. It is fundamental to the sustainability of our organisations and to our duty as Directors.
The focus of late has been on digital transformation but the imperative of organisational transformation is just as real. Trends such as corporate liberation are just the tip of the iceberg. Now is the time to experiment and invest, understanding the needs & trends of the future employee ecosystem before they are thrust upon us.
Why is it that we invest so much of our leadership capability at work but leave it at the office at the end of the day? Why do we not bring the best of ourselves back into our home and our community? Are they not more enduring and more important than any role we play at the office? And what of personal leadership? Why do we not apply these same capabilities to ourselves and our own journey through life? Do we not need to have our own house in order to be at our best?