“Transparency” is one of those buzz-wordy terms that’s been permeating the business lexicon as of late. The concept that no longer does “knowledge equal power” but rather that “communication equals agility” and that, in turn is the new business advantage. But what does it actually look like, in practice?
There was a point though – a couple of weeks ago – where I seriously started to wonder how it was all going to get done. Breathing into the proverbial paper bag, I almost convinced myself that I wouldn’t get it done. That I’d show up to one of those events completely unprepared and be booed off stage; forever branded as a fraud and a failure…
When you start to expect certain things – certain outcomes, responses or levels of responsiveness – you set yourself up for disappointment. In this entitled mindset, you’re effectively trying to gain or maintain control on things that are ultimately outside of your scope of influence.
Like most business professionals who work in the consulting space, I’m a big fan of business models. I’m also a big fan of board games. And I think there’s a correlation. Let me explain.
Our annual leadership retreat is coming up in May. I love these events; a chance to gather the remotely-based team for what is typically the only time we have everyone together in the same space. Planning for these events is always an interesting challenge; finding that balance between…
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