Strategy starts with you. It must become a natural part of your everyday life and thus a part of the company’s DNA. Only then, can you start dreaming of the success that you deserve.
As you know – strategy is a plan. A plan of how to reach your goals. It can be printed on paper. Or presented neatly on PowerPoint. But no matter how good your strategy and enchanting your presentations, to succeed you must first hit a chord with your employees. And make sure that they take ownership of your strategic framework.
Not only is the Human Side of Strategy the only way to go in a world that is constantly changing, but it is also the absolutely strongest asset that you have to reach your goals. The quality, engagement and collaborative skills of the people on your team are also the strongest differentiators when it comes to your competitors and the market.
It is about. When we are aligned in our efforts, there is no limit to what we can accomplish. enables us to do the most amazing things, if we know how to use . When we connect our rational and emotional minds and multiply them by many – things will happen. This is pure physics. So make sure to use this power of many in a good way.
If we experience in what we are devoting our time to, we are finding meaning. As Aaron Hurst, the author of , says: “People gain purpose when they grow personally, when they establish meaningful relationships, and when they are in service to something greater than themselves.”
And Simon Sinek says this in his well known TED-talk "." “”
In the times that we are heading into, intuition and logic need to operate side-by-side. We like to identify the corporations that can handle this as . Did you know that the electrical impulse of the heart is 40 – 60 times stronger than those of the brain? ( ). We’re not saying that engaging the heart will do it all, but if you fail and only communicate to the rational mind you are missing out on something important. At best you will experience a big ‘yawn!’ And at worst you will lose your best people.
In many aspects of the world we have started to accept that it is all connected; people, the environment, experience, learning, spirituality, physics, products and services. It’s all there. And it is about time that how we look at strategy, embraces this way of thinking.
Leaders and organizations that succeed with The Human Side of Strategy seem to be powered by some kind of ‘inner force.’ It is an energy and mindset that can be seen in their processes, how they handle each other and their clients, and a culture that can be best described as “this is how we do things around here.”
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