This week a note. I like to choose to have only enough Structure to allow #Flow, and it feels to me that having set themes for my posts on Fridays (Smashing Paradigms), Saturdays (Writing I love) and Sundays (Movies with Meaning) is now too structured, so after this week I’m dropping that structure and such posts will be more sporadic and come as things #Flow !
Latest in the series on Smashing Paradigms.
For my story-telling explanation of the definition of a Paradigm, see “What is a Paradigm“.
One way of defining a paradigm is “we’ve always done it this way”
Recently I was talking with an author and thought leader I admire and had exchanged some thoughts with online before we decided to have a “real life” conversation (rumour has it they are coming back into vogue!). As we talked, they noted that of late they have found a theme around leaders saying to them: “my people just don’t get it, what am I doing wrong ?”.
As she listened to this, again and again, she recognised: “they don’t have a communication problem, they have an arrogance problem”.
When she has candidly told them this, sometimes they responded to her “how do I be humble?”.
She asked me my advice, based on my experience with leaders, on what to say in response to such a question.
My answer? (more…)