The world is changing so fast and so dramatically that the way forward can look as full of potential as it looks disorienting. Governmental, non-profit and private sector leaders all over the world are being called on to create a better world by building values-driven workplaces.
And they are discovering that when they answer that call, their work lives get better on every level from financial strength to personal satisfaction to contributing toward greater good. Yet relatively few leaders are actually consciously managing values, let alone actually accounting for them.
There is a new paradigm emerging, a new normal, a new way of being. We’re living in a paradigm shift – a growing, and increasingly coherent, global understanding that we are all interdependent and that business as usual is no longer a plan. The virus has helped to unleash a cultural tsunami. Leaders have to not just surf the wave, but stay out ahead of it. How well you surf the tidal wave of change that the world is going through will determine where you end up.
At a time when old assumptions no longer apply and new norms aren’t established yet, navigating the transformational wave we’re living through is challenging. When things are changing so fast, it’s easy to fumble, to have some confusion about what’s up and what’s next, to get caught in the gap between old and new ways, or to feel like you’re not quite on track. The status quo isn’t it and the way forward isn’t clear. Old assumptions no longer apply and new ways of doing things aren’t established yet. Leaders have to factor in the reality that the world is in the midst of establishing new norms, best practices and benchmarks.
Leaders play a critical role in creating the future we all want to live in. These extraordinary times bring leadership opportunities that never existed before – opportunities to build a better better world and more gratifying career.
What’s going on now is more than a change in ideas about best practices and it’s bigger than just fixing things. It’s a call for a transformation of leadership consciousness, which lies at the root of all other leadership capacities. That call is reflected in the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals and in emerging success metrics that account for a quadruple bottom line: People, Prosperity, Planet, Partnership & Peace
New Paradigm Advisory services include
- Data-based cultural assessment that accounts for the quadruple bottom line & the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
- Strategic consulting to increase alignment with emerging social and economic indices
- Workshops, keynotes, dialog facilitation
- Cultural transformation articles, research, media guest expertise
A Governance Paradigm Shift: First Principles First. Dr. Joni Carley. Kosmos Journal. 2021