Collaborative Leadership in support of diagnosis, innovation, change, strategy implementation and enthusiasm.
How to innovate, create, change organisations, or question ourselves in a world whose model of society does not prepare us for evolution.
This model, influenced by thousands of years of leadership that has been more directive than collaborative, is largely derived from our religious past and is solely guided by financial productivity, which is the productivity of production, not that of creation, focusing essentially on the profit generated by production.
Consequently, through the intermediary of school, it mainly fashions specialised producers, without giving them an overall understanding of their environment nor any education on how to manage change. At the same time, by smothering individuals’ own identity through the injunction “Do what you’re told”, and by creating competition between them, this model does not develop in them the necessary qualities for the management of change, creativity or cooperation. This results in the compartmentalisation of functions, of cultures and mentalities which adds to conflicts of interests to produce what is usually known as “resistance to change”.
Stifled creativity needs to be reawoken, impaired communication needs to be re-established, and ambition for the future must be stimulated; these are the challenges to be faced for those who want to move forward.
Fortunately, in any ore, a gem can be found. To be specific, in the field of evolution management, this nugget is the unique identity of each individual. Individuals interact to make any organisation a unique mosaic of knowledge and cultures that is very difficult to replicate. This diversity represents an inestimable potential in terms of collective creativity for those who know how to orchestrate it.
Respect for the identity of the individual is fundamental for his or her creativity, motivation, cooperation and equilibrium. With this as the guiding principle of your decisions and actions, it is possible to work miracles, to overcome resistance to change, to make possible the impossible, and bring to fruition any project of creation, however utopian.
The approach that allows this is called “Collaborative Leadership”, and the corresponding methodology developed by the YMI Network is the “Win-Win Partnership”.
If you are interested in knowing what has forged our beliefs, read “Tomahawk or Non-Evolution, Towards a New Vision“.