It is time to give up the illusion of predictability and control…and start to LOVE Uncertainty.
But most people are struggling, falling without admitting it into confusion, fear, anxiety, lack of imagination and a desire for Certainty: in short, what we call Regression forces which lead them to preserve the old instead of shaping the new.
To get out of the mess we’re in, we need to create the opposite of fear: hope and desire. We need a new meaning-making story that explains the Present and creates a strong desire for a possible viable Future.
This requires a leap of Imagination, new mental models and courage.
Realism always pretends to be wise and lucid. But it is often simply blind. And not always wise.
As a saying goes: “Wisdom comes with age. But sometimes age comes alone.”
So, whatever your age is, remember that “reality” is a story we ourselves. Whether you are a Leader, a mother or a father, a brother, if you want to build a No-Mad world, it is now key to get out of the prison of the “Realism Blind Spot” and move to “Potentiality Springboard.”
It is a secret for no one that our current world is going M.A.D.!
More exactly, the way we live on this planet is leading us to Mutually Assured Destruction.
It is easy to feel overwhelmed and depressed by this situation. What we propose is something else: a place of Hope, Wisdom, Imagination and Desire to build a NO-MAD World based on Mutually Assured Development.
We hope our map will help you to make wise choices and beneficial changes on how to move from MAD to NO-Mad land.
In recent decades, has emerged a shared assumption of “smartness”. Organisations are supposed to be “smart”: to encourage sophisticated thinking, learning and inquiry, in-depth questioning, radical challenge of routines. But in real life, many effective organizational practices are far from encouraging “smartness”. Discover how you can benefit from people who encourage others to think different: Rebels.
We can no longer reorganise the furniture in the same room. We need to reinvent the room. And in more and more instances, the building itself. The unprecedented scope of changes that organisations face requires more than “correcting” measures.
They call for a deep TRANSFORMATION – even a REINVENTION – of approaches. We don’t need more stuff or things to consume. We need to transform our lives. This is a call for deep and transformative Innovation: the kind of innovation which supports the fabric of life, brings solutions to the issues of our time and creates Sustainable Value.
This requires a “Revolution in Minds: the Art of Reperception might be the Key to actively Shaping our Future.
Shapership is this capacity to Shape the Future and inspire others to engage in change.
What makes Shapers so inspiring? The Do’s and Don’ts of Shapership will give you an answer.
If you are a Leader, what can “Shapership mean and what can it bring you? A real inspiration to become the kind of inspiring leader you may want to become in this disruptive economy. An Eye (H)opener.
Shapership is the Art of Shaping new Realities, opening new paths to the Future and bringing new “shapes” to Society. It is neither Leadership, nor Entrepreneurship. It is a capacity anyone anywhere in the world possesses, as soon as he/she poses a fresh look at “Reality as it is” and at “Reality as it could be”.
The approach we introduce in our book and in this article can be an inspiration to anyone – regardless of origin, gender, color, educational level, status, domain of expertise, – to become a Shaper of the Future or to add certain dimensions of Shapership to their current existence.
Because it can help you make your Business become “Smart”. (Yes, the opposite of a “dumb” one).
Companies don’t exist in a vacuum: Business can only thrive if society Prospers, which in turn demands that Businesses develop approaches that support the fabric of life.
Today’s most innovative leaders have understood that they need to bring meaningful contributions to the key issues all of us face instead of focusing inwardly on their Bottom line.
They have understood the shift from Dumb Growth to Smart Growth.
Why are Creative Mindsets and Skillsets more important than ever?
Because the challenges we face will not be solved by the linear, cartesian, analytical thinking we still emphasize. We need true Innovation, i.e. the creation of meaningful new Value – not Things – and this requires much more than toolbox, platitudes, slogans. Leaders and managers need to become thoughtful and mindful “Business Designers”, “Shapers of Context” with the Courage, Flexibility and Imagination needed to challenge conventional wisdom, reshape their mental Maps, master creative Thinking which, in its essence, is about Concepts. And that is the type of thinking needed to navigate between Vision and action and enjoy the fuzziness of our VUCA world.
Pyramids and Empires are being replaced by Hubs and Networks. Organisations need to move from Silos to combos.
The age of Jazz Combos has arrived! An age where Focus and Freedom has replaced Command and Control,
An inspiring workshop with a commented live concert can help you discover the metaphor, reflect on it and put it in practice.
Good names are “storytellers”: they convey a Universe. They are precious but rare. How do you find good names? Naming is precisely an exercise in “Serious Creativity”, i.e. “the capacity to create Value within well-identified constraints”. Here are examples of Names that show exactly what a good name is about and some steps you can use to try on your side.
Purpose can make your Bottom Line healthier than ever. In fact, that’s the case of Smart organizations, which are fully aligned with the 4P Bottom line. Their Purpose gave them more than Meaning: it opened a fantastic opportunity Space. But at one condition: to understand that a Purpose is not a simple statement – or a bullshit slogan – to pin on a wall: it is a deep commitment to place at the core of your Business!
This big Yes to Meaningful value creation makes you shift from Core Business to Care Business!
When doing more of the same is no longer enough, it is time to actively Shape your Future. Here is how: by practicing 4 key mouvements : See, Sense, creatively Seize and Shape. But it all starts with an “eye”: regenerated mental Maps and fresh perceptions to re-perceive your Business, your Strategic Landscape and your opportunities.
One of the main issue for any organization is to focus and motivate talented people at all levels to put their Minds on key issues and to initiate innovative solutions designed to improve (Incremental Innovation) and to Reinvent (Radical Innovation) processes.
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