Your brain is nothing more than a reducing valve. There is so much information to take in, it is almost necessary for your sanity that you develop ways of screening out what you believe is un-important.
We all have become masters of prejudgment causing us to filter out the wrong things.
We have become experts at categorizing everything so we don’t experience anything fully. If something doesn’t have a name, it doesn’t exist.
These many layers of judgements are so insidious that people begin to get bored with everything. Because we know it all, we have prejudged everything.
We are overwhelmed with the tyranny of the immediate. We slap a label on people and things. We personalize behavior: He’s a jerk, my team never cares as much as I do, she’s bankrupt, she’s a loser, he is young and arrogant, too old, too fat, drinks too much, smokes too much…
People go on automatic pilot. We stop thinking. These patterns can be dangerous, even disastrous.
The reality is that we have experienced very little. If we could stop and experience each thing fully, in the moment, we would discover that there are many worlds that we don’t even know exist, let alone experience.
Change Is Accelerating
Change is accelerating, so trying to deal with the outside world has become problematic. The world is changing rapidly. Almost anything and everything seems possible.
Why do people feel so stressed and out of control? Because if they don’t focus on what’s inside they soon will be overrun. This is why many leadership programs are unsustainable no matter how much companies invest.
They are continually focused on the outside, the ‘What’ and the ‘How’. Not the inside — the ‘Why’.
Our work is about looking at patterns instead of personality. It is about the algorithm of people.
We know most conflicts in business are simply a conflict of style. We assume everyone is like us, yet, we all speak a different language and see the world in a different way.
When we assume that everyone speaks our language and sees the world as we do, we make assumptions. We believe we know what others are thinking and feeling. We take everything personally and see things through a prism of judgment.
Inside vs Outside
How do you explain when things don’t go as you predict? How do others achieve things that seem to defy all odds, and others struggle with the same things over and over?
Simon Sinek says we are too focused on ‘What we do’ and ‘How we do it’. What’s happening on the outside. This is backwards…
Very few people are focused on the inside, ‘Why we do what we do’.
Powerful leaders and successful organizations all think, act and communicate from the inside out. Why does your organization exist? And why should anyone care?
Because everyone has a different different interpretation of reality and how they see the world. One size does not fit all.
Every person has their own archetype. Fifteen archetypes make up 85% of people in the work place.
The identity of the team has its own personality, a sum of the individuals in it. That is the team’s consciousness, its archetype.
We begin with the individual. Then we look at the collective.
Our Work and What it Does
Our work breaks these dysfunctional patterns and creates more powerful, resourceful leaders. Leadership is about being present in the moment and solving real problems instead of perceived problems.
We create internal advocates for yourself and your team. We recognize that the power is in inside each of us.
We create learning organizations that respond dynamically to their environment. We lessen the amount of energy going inside the company, so you can maximize your efforts outside, taking your talents and matching the needs of the marketplace.
We teach leadership teams how to trust each other and trust life. Teams can live from fear and scarcity or from trust and abundance. When they trust each other, they hold themselves accountable so you don’t have to.
We teach you how to work with patterns of people and depersonalize their behaviors.
We show you how to harness the power of your team, so you don’t have to do all the heavy lifting.
We break down organizational silos. We teach your people how to support each other.
As a result we you will discover the dormant talent that is hidden in your company.
We shift the paradigm of leadership to a new stage of consciousness for the individual as well as the collective.