Play It As It Lies
In the official rules of golf, Rule 13 states that the ball must be “played as it lies.” This is fine when the conditions match your expectations and your experience but far less so when you find yourself where you’d rather not be. In the leadership of anything worth doing success depends on our ability to accept the reality of complexity and change and to respond with the flexibility and creativity it requires.
Here are a few reasons why this matters right now:
Disruption, change, fluidity and complexity are the new normal. Leaders who create environments in which all employees can help create the future will equip their organizations to survive and thrive in this reality.
Organizations are the primary vehicle for most human beings to activate their potential and to realize their abilities.
All people have a core need to contribute to something larger than themselves in relationship with other people.
Organizations that honor both business results and fundamental human needs are more successful than those that don’t.
And, here’s what you need to know about me:
I created RULE13 Learning to inspire leaders to be more courageous, resourceful and generous in the face of complexity and change.
I envision a community of leaders who courageously demonstrate their commitment to continuous learning – about self, team, organization and community – through concrete acts of reflection, dialogue and change.
In my speaking, writing, teaching and coaching I am guided by five core values – freedom, learning, integration, impact and meaning – and aspire to have the opportunity to share them with you.