A 3-D Leadership Revelation
A recent post https://www.bebee.com/producer/@harvey-lloyd/producing-the-light-of-leadership has lead to some interesting comments and discussion. I wanted to follow on with the extended version of the concept.
We tend to look at chaos, crisis or stimulus that requires us or the company to change from fear, in lieu of learning or developing wisdom. We all seem to admit that change is a part of life and professional pursuits. But when engaged with the change we see it as something wrong. I don't think this to be abnormal, as we have all been feed a pretty healthy diet of marketing. New marketing installs a problem and then comes to the rescue with a product or service. A solution in search of a problem.
This style marketing has some unintended consequences on the viewer. The one i refer to here is that each problem we have has a quick and easy solution. Setting us up to feel unworthy if we can't find the solution. Marketers can get us from problem to solution in thirty seconds. If it's a large crisis, sixty seconds.
The darkness to light concept produced in the previous post is the leader that has revelation, ponders solution and then presents to the team. What was left out was the "cycle" of revelation to wisdom.
In leadership we need to know that the upward spiral will pass by the same point at a higher level of wisdom with each passing. A good leader anticipates each passage and draws the wisdom needed to keep the momentum moving upward.
If we view the A/B solution process we can quickly see that the spiral will take more time and interactions. Should we want the diverse inputs of our team the spiral is the only way to bring the team up to speed of leaders. Leaders have already worked through the macro. The team can now join the thought process and fill in the diverse details.
The one attribute to leaders using this model is they establish a system where each team member knows the spiral will pass again. They need not fear the future, in the present. They know that the spiral will bring the team back to their area again and again. Allowing trust in the system to form. Within the A/B model each team member knows they have to be right every time. No do overs or tweaking.
Secondarily, the spiral will insure a diverse solution. With each spiral we introduce wiser and wiser people from all different categories of diversity. This, unlike the A/B model, insures that the leader does not produce an echo chamber of low diversity solutions.
Each time a leader establishes the A/B solution and it works out, they elevate the cliff they will fall from within the gamble of Russian roulette.
This coincides also with the post by @Ali Anani https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/hunting-for-understanding Specifically the fractal graphics and commentary.
Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris discusses this beginning of understanding the process of low resolution to high, or another way from revelation to wisdom.
Two excellent posts that were inspiration for extending my own post.
Most leaders who do practice the A/B model tend to be viewed as bullies, dictators or insensitive. The spiral styled leaders who want the ramp of success to be available to everyone, establish a culture of individual growth.
Keep in mind as we review this concept that neither the A/B nor the spiral concept produce perfect or unflawed results. From revelation to wisdom is a journey and not a solution. We should ask ourselves the question which process would create the better solution within the end game sought?
The spiral perspective has long term benefits. With each market revelation the team quickly adapts to a common understanding of how change works within their team. With this adaptation, the spiral stays the same, but people move faster along the radius. Trust has now taken over the gas pedal.
Leadership understanding is the processes we decide to use to get from revelation to solution. A beginners mind or a fractal pattern or the spiral presented here. They all show that the path is one of discovery and not instant answers. The revelation you started with, may not look the same if the starting point includes a journey of discovery.