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Hungry for Change

Ayn Rand's sign.

Challenging the Change

Progressive organisations are disruptive and eager to lead change. The hunger is evident by each member attempting to operate along future paradigms in a dynamic environment. Instead of chasing  change, they are always one step ahead of the change.

This requires a hunger generated by disruptive,collaborative and inspirational leadership which is always charting routes along the edge. They take risks and accept mistakes. To these organisations beating the status quo is a daily activity by generating multiple options to lead their organisations where none have dared before. These organisation might appear chaotic and somewhat dysfunctional from a distance but up close each member is a power house capable of transforming change itself.

The capitalistic theories of Ayn Rand have undergone a metamorphosis since Atlas Shrugged, driven by transformational and interdependent theories of today’s networked environments. While intellectual property remains an issue to contend with, the environment for growth is driven by businesses beyond borders. Each entrepreneur, who is hungry for change, can innovate  in a seamless environment of growth. Protecting intellect has been replaced by sharing intellect to multiply the resultant vector. The Web 2 environment has created seamless opportunities and provided growth avenues along the vast expanse of the blue oceans.

There is space in the blue oceans for those who are willing to walk on the edge and take risks. For others, it is business as usual.

This is a presentation we did some time back…things have changed since but not the hunger for change

Keep it Simple

Tips for Keeping it Simple and Sane from Walk the Talk

  • Thoughts can accumulate like old, dusty house clutter, and provide you with an excuse not to move forward with your life, but to dwell in the familiar.
  • Quit thinking about what you “should” have done. If you could have done it differently, you would have.
  • You must first be mentally balanced to achieve a total healthy balance in your life.
  • Consider words that you believe define you, words that you have heard others use to describe you, words that come from past memories, and old words that might once have been used to describe you. Are there words you are holding on to that caused you to sacrifice other, more positive words? You have the power to change those words, but it’s a choice you have to make for yourself.
  • Engage in every aspect of life that you can, and enjoy the ride. Accept the helping hands of travelers who have gone before you, and when you become a traveler, be ready to offer your own hand to those that need guidance in their own rides.
  • The Difference Between Try and Triumph is Just A Little Umph!

This is truly inspirational if applied without fear or favour. Technically the reward and punishment systems that we follow in organisations complicate things. Rewards to some diempower more while punishment dis-empowers the group. Tough Choices to keep it simple

Fire in the Belly, Song on the Lips

When we look back at ourselves with in the construct of the Laws of Attraction of the Secret and now the wisdom of The Power, one thing stands tall.

If the purpose of life is happiness why not attract it that with all your might and will it to come to you. Obvious and simple. I am not going to delve into the philosophy any more but explain a team’s orientation towards fun and balance within the parameters of organisational behavior.

Leadership and team building have been viewed, discussed and dissected from all possible angles in business theories. However,when we apply the Laws of Attraction differently to our work and personal lives, we reach a stage of perpetual discord. Then there is a perennial disconnect created in lives because of the conflicting laws at work and home. In the bargain both suffer.

In all my experiences in life I have observed this disconnect with ones higher self, in the garb of utopian aspirations, the biggest bane in organisational failures. Since teams are led by individuals and comprise individuals, the work environment should some how connect with the life environment.

It is the quest for unrealistic aspirations which lead the individuals, teams and organisations to grief. Leaders, often sacrifice life goals for organisational goals. This results in a serious conflict of interests with the self and the teams and organisation suffers in the quality of output they deliver.

We often watch hierarchies blaming each other depending on the direction they are looking at or from because the sense of self preservation and self promotion has

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transcended the larger life goal –  which is happiness. Hence the guys on top view every one below as crap and those looking up claim they only see assholes. A perfect recipe for disaster!

It is therefore imperative that leaders and teams at all times have the desired fire in their bellys and a song on their lips harmonizing the work and life needs towards happiness. The formula invariably works to the betterment of personal and organisational needs.

To achieve this, the leaders  need to display this crucial characteristics with in the ambit of leading from the front. Once the leader applies this to himself , the team and the organisation automatically resonates with a fire in the belly and a song on the lips attracting only the best results.

“A fire in the belly is a champion for the ridiculous. It keeps you going day after day, stroke after stroke, step after step. You have to keep going in order to honor yourself. The fire gives you the courage to fly in the face of a world that values products more than people and the bottom line more than somebody’s tender dreams.” – How Much Joy Can You Stand?  a great book about igniting personal creativity by Suzanne Falter-Barnes.

Try it…it works and that’s when you get that feeling in the pit of your stomach to get on with it, wherever..whenever. It is infectious