What are the key concepts that distinguish the approach I work with? Here are some big ideas, with some favourite quotes.
Learning from nature
Growth and decay - we see it all around us in the cycles of nature.
"For firms focused on organic growth, failure - in reasonably proportion to success - is a sign of health". Robert Greifeld of NASDAQ
Change is good for us
Nature teaches us that we need continually to change, to learn and grow.
"Always change a winning team". Peter Robertson
"Equilibrium is death". Richard Pascale
We need to get used to being comfortably out of control. Complexity theory has a lot to teach us.
Managing change is one of the great oxymorons of our time.
"We can never direct a living system. We can only disturb it." Meg Wheatley
"Let it Happen" beats "Make it Happen."
Stability promotes change
People have a natural tendency to explore. Leaders should create a secure base, where people feel safe.
Western individualism starts in the wrong place.
"You are, therefore I am." Satish Kumar