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Leadership dilemmas pervade every aspect of our lives: work, family, spiritual, social, political, health & wellness, educational and recreational. Virtually all leadership challenges result from the need to manage competing forces, alternately referred to as polarities, dilemmas, tensions, and paradoxes. They often manifest as choice between two equally good, or equally bad, options. Seen through the prism of choice, there is no most desirable, or least awful, solution.
The practiced and skilled leader sees these dilemmas for what they are. The paradox or dilemma is neither a problem to be solved nor a choice to be made, but a symphony to be conducted through the orchestration of complementary notes. The enlightened leader uses what has come to be know as "both - and" thinking in place of the more pervasive and far less successful practice of the "either - or" mindset.
Jansen Strategies' proven methodology develops leadership talent through the navigation of real challenges in real time for leadership growth and operational excellence.
Make no mistake about it, this is a skill to be learned and practiced. The concept of “both-and” thinking in business and leadership has been around since the 1990’s, but until you practice it, “both – and” thinking is pure theory. To practice “both – and” thinking is nothing short of a major paradigm shift and entails nothing less than a shift in one’s operating assumptions around scarcity and abundance. The operating assumption of scarcity, that life is a zero-sum game drives us to make false choices, and results in
The call for change has never before been so compelling. From C-suite to first level operations. The revolutionary ideas of honest and true accountability, appropriately resourced employees with clearly bounded authority to act, grows of a new assumption and a new vision - that of abundance and synergy from which springs
Making it work for you takes skill building and practice. For most people, skill development in this area grows exponentially with commitment and executive coaching support. It may start out as a personal executive development strategy, but for maximum benefit the successful entrepreneur or leader will want to bring their team to the party – often including stakeholders not traditionally involved in your internal leadership development efforts.
Every situation is different. Every leader is different, and every team is different; your “both – and” leadership model is specific to you and your enterprise. If you are thinking “but you don’t understand; my situation is different”, you are quite right. Still, if you are tired of solving (or not solving) the same old problems over, and over again, perhaps it’s time to change your paradigm, and that is where Jansen Strategies excels.
Call now. There is no time like the present. There is no time but the present.
The concept of “both-and” thinking in business and leadership has been around since the 1990’s, but until you practice it, “both-and” thinking is pure theory. To really put it to work is nothing short of a major paradigm shift that transforms business results.
There is no time like the present.
There is no time but the present.