Cut open an apple.
How many seeds are there in your apple?
This is a simple linear challenge – anything from 5 to 8 seeds. A child can do it easily.
How many apples are there in each seed?
That’s a different, non-linear challenge. The number of apples in each seed depends on a whole lot of unpredictable variables; time, money, water, space, soil fertility, diseases, pests, and …. and ….
We are becoming more and more aware every day that we are living simultaneously in two quite different worlds.
The one is the world we know.
The predictable world; the stable, the repetitive, the safe world.
The other world is almost totally unpredictable, uncertain, full of infinite variables, and potentially very scary.
We always have lived in both worlds of course, but we couldn’t see the second, and it certainly didn’t challenge us until the absolute explosion of technology in the last 20 years.
The Internet, Facebook, Apple, GPS, Google, Amazon, IPads, Smart Phones and literally thousands of free Apps have invited us – or forced us – to admit to this exciting but infinitely uncertain environment in which we can fly; or swim; or sink.
This new world requires a totally new way of thinking, of doing and of behaving.
The key to this challenge is the ability to THINK and to THINK TOGETHER.
High energy individuals in high energy teams do both really well; provided they have developed really high levels of TRUST.
Different behaviours are essential but are not easily learned!
Our focus at Learning to Lead is on ensuring that individuals and/or teams Think, and Think Together in High Energy and High Trust relationships.