In a churning world we cannot know what is will happen next. A threat might turn into an opportunity and what we thought was a strength might become a weakness.
In a churning world there are no ‘strengths’, ‘weaknesses’, ‘opportunities’, or ‘threats’: there is only what happens and the way we choose to respond.
In this kind of a world, what drives our success is the ability to spot the new possibilities that are emerging and then map a path to reach them. And since all ways forward are likely to be difficult, what makes the difference to our ability to achieve one way forward or another is the level of inspiration we can bring to pursue it.
In a churning world:
Success = Possibility x Inspiration
Chapter 3 of Inner Leadership is all about learning to spot these opportunities and find that inspiration — in ourselves, our colleagues, our customers, and our investors.
Who inspires wins.
What is the greatest challenge you are facing today? How inspired do you feel to resolve it? How inspired do the other key stakeholders feel? What would happen if you could shift that inspiration?
Adapted from Inner Leadership: tools for building emotional engagement and inspiration in a time of change.
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