Put individuals in unusual and edgy situations where it is safe-to-fail and they will often find that their current meaning making is stretched to the limit.
When leaders are exposed to radically different points of view, they learn to challenge their assumptions and hold contradictory ideas in their heads at the same time – leading to new ways of approaching old dilemmas.
Elevated sense making
Just as a sports coach helps an athlete bring together the different aspects of training into performance, so our MDV trainers create processes which help leaders make sense of the new experiences and encounters, and show them how to put their new, expanded worldview into practice.
Clearly a one-size-fits-all development programme will not suit all individuals. As with fitness training, we know it is important to design programmes which can flex activities to a person’s current capacities and the size of their ‘engine’. Some will move faster than others, but it is important not to rush things. Like lifting weights or running a marathon, deconstructing your conceptual framework is not something to be taken lightly!
Does your organisation offer people a chance to stretch or develop, or are they stuck on a treadmill of repetitive experiences? Is your own routine challenging or confining you? What could you do to get yourself and others learning again?
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