WHEn DID WE LET THE PROCESS BECOME THE OUTCOME?
John Mark Williams
the Institute FOR Leadership AND Management
Are we having fun yet?
Agility is fun. For many organizations - though - it’s the process of acquiring agility that’s not fun. Along the way, we have confused the process with the outcome.
Agility is an outcome, not a state of grace. It’s the capacity for movement, for behaviors, for capabilities that enable our organization to achieve what’s next. It’s something we have one moment, and less so the next.
It’s time for us to stop. Step back. And ask ourselves, “Where have we lost the fun?”
John Williams is a problem solver and strategist with a career that spans UK, Europe, Middle East, and Far East. He is a passionate advocate of cognitive leadership, and deeply curious about emergent strategy, predictive analytics, punctuated equilibrium and other baffling business things. John is a Global Advisory Board member of the Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council, and has been a consultant to the UN International Trade Centre. He has founded two businesses and is an in-demand speaker and writer, seeking always to ask – and answer – the questions that everyone else avoids. John has been CEO of the Institute of Leadership & Management since September 2020.