It’s tempting to believe in ‘secret formulas for success’ because the alternative — accepting that the world is unpredictable, the journey ahead will be clouded in uncertainty, and that leading a large team (many with big egos) is extremely complex — isn’t appealing.
In this volatile world we can tell ourselves comforting lies — that the future is predictable, management can be made simple, and cultures can be changed if we adopt a certain method.
Yet the Wise Executive doesn’t believe in comforting lies. S/he knows that success doesn’t come from following someone else’s ‘secrets for success’ but by creating your own instead.
This blog is part of a series introducing Power Maps* an innovative low-tech / hi-impact technique enabling organisations to align around a common purpose, anticipate what’s coming next and develop superior plans to outcompete rivals. If you’d like to learn more visit narrativeinsights.com or email us to be notified of our free monthly webinars where we explain how Power Maps can help your organisation get ahead of the curve in the digital age.
* Based on Wardley Maps, released under creative commons 3.0 license
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