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3 on Alaka‘i Leadership
We’ve been Talking Story about leadership cravings this past week. A cheat-sheet of the topics:
- Alaka‘i Leadership, Chiefs and Indians:
- Leadership delivers the affirmation of our values
- What do we do, when leadership fails us?
- Alaka‘i Leadership is a concept of abundance
- Lead, Follow or Get out of the way:
- Replace innuendo with Culture-building
- Go for the “and” instead of the “either/or.”
- “Rise to the occasion with ease” and with Lōkahi
- Lasting movements (progress) requires clear, directional Change
- Self-Leadership in One Sentence:
- An exercise
In addition to conceptual thinking:
Another critical concept is framing. One key to entrepreneurs’ success is that they frame things differently, they connect existing dots in unique ways. The two guys who started Method, for example, frame-changed the market for sustainable cleaning products from a “suffering-is-good-for-you” space to a “cool-design-that’s-good-for-the-planet” space.
We also need to know a lot more about “meaning,” not just the data gathered by ethnography but knowledge that takes us much deeper into understanding culture. We need to know more about shared spectacle and why we crave it, and how honing craft and skill to near perfection can enable you to make and do the unique—which is what entrepreneurs do.
Creating an ‘Unlearning’ Organization
I see this often in the workplaces I visit: Unlearning is tough for people. So this awareness is a start: Talk about it in your huddles, and bring the word into your cultural vocabulary and Language of Intention.
“Creating a ‘learning organization’ is only half the solution. Just as important is creating an ‘unlearning organization’. To create the future, a company must unlearn at least some of its past. We’re all familiar with ‘learning curve’, but what about the ‘forgetting curve’ – the rate at which a company can unlearn those habits that hinder future success?” - Late Dr. C. K. Prahalad