Learning in the business: Finally, as employers are increasing their demand for candidates with a collective mindset a proven track record of collaborating across boundaries, they need to work with the human resources at hand. Within the context of creating a culture of authenticity and fluidity, organizations will need to enhance their learning and development and performance management approach. While providing out-of-comfort-zone development opportunities and social goals to potential leaders they will need to measure more actively and consistently the person’s mindfulness with regards to resources, be it natural, financial or human. The potential leader’s ability to exhibit behaviour supporting the collective will have to be added to the criteria triggering the individual’s career advancement.
“Everybody thinks of changing humanity, and nobody thinks of changing himself.” – Leo Tolstoy
Quantum mechanics shows that we are all connected in a unified field – we are all cells in a larger organism – what affects one affects all (“oneness”).
Recent scientific evidence in the field of Neuroscience proves that our thoughts, movements and body language have a direct influence on others, consciously or not. With the discovery of mirror neurons, science can today demonstrate how we are connected to the world and more importantly to each other.
While this holds true for everybody, it is of particular relevance for leaders who need to be aware of this phenomenon when they are interacting with employees or other stakeholders. As a consequence, “Self Awareness”, reflection and acceptance of one’s own strengths, weaknesses and preferences must play a critical role in the leader’s path to acquiring the wisdom to lead.
This inner journey will produce an understanding that any given reality is seen through the lens of one’s prejudices and judgment. The challenge of the leader will be to overcome and leave behind these prejudices and judgments.
What other elements of the Changing Characteristics do you see ?