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ConfidentialLeadership on the EdgeA recipe for Cultural Change though TransformedLeaders
ConfidentialIt is the best of times, and the worst of times‘We are facing issues of near-overwhelming complexity andunprec...
ConfidentialA Burning Platform is one where….….the cost of the status quo is higher than the cost of change, howeveruncert...
ConfidentialWhat is really important to win?The game?Or the set?Or the match?Or the tournament?
ConfidentialWhat kind of Power do we exercise?Quality of ImpactLongevityof ImpactUnilateral PowerDiplomatic PowerLogistica...
ConfidentialHow do we strive for ‘Success’?“Dont aim at success--the more youaim at it and make it (your final) target,the...
ConfidentialThe InvitationTo reexamine how winning,power and success cantransform not just ourindividual lives, but the wo...
ConfidentialWhat is Culture?It is culture that mediates the cosmos to the community, thatmediates the cosmos to the brain,...
ConfidentialWhy Cultural Transformation The wicked problems besetting our civilization and society todayare too big and t...
ConfidentialWhat are the highest leverage points for Culture change?Adult Population in any society(Millions)Political Pow...
ConfidentialWhat would Initiative ‘Culture Change’ look like? Decide on a Bounded Area for the Culture Change Program(exa...
ConfidentialWho needs to participate in the Initiative Formulation? The Director/ President of a Top-End Business School•...
ConfidentialWhat would the Program look like? The Program will consist of 2 types of inputs for the participants:• Knowle...
ConfidentialWhat would the Program look like? In the month –long gap between 2 sessions, participants will be:• Sent some...
ConfidentialWhat is the Program Structure? ( Months 1-6)MonthNoSubject Source of subject matterexpertiseTarget outcomes fr...
ConfidentialProgram Structure Continued (Months 7-13)MonthNoSubject Source of Subject MatterExpertiseTarget Outcome from S...
ConfidentialWhy this Program Schedule and Constituents? The subjects have been carefully chosen for a multi-dimensional,h...
ConfidentialNext Steps Identify leaders who would constitute the ‘Steering Committee’ ofthe initiative Hold a day-long o...
Confidential"Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do youdesire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first ...
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A collaborative learning program for leaders in any organization, city, state, country, to further the evolution of how business or any economic activity is conducted.

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  1. 1. ConfidentialLeadership on the EdgeA recipe for Cultural Change though TransformedLeaders
  2. 2. ConfidentialIt is the best of times, and the worst of times‘We are facing issues of near-overwhelming complexity andunprecedented urgency. Ourchallenge is to think globally anddevelop policies to counteractenvironmental decline andeconomic collapse. The question is:Can we change direction before wego over the edge?’~ Lester R. Brown inWorld On the Edge: How to PreventEnvironmental and Economic Collapse
  3. 3. ConfidentialA Burning Platform is one where….….the cost of the status quo is higher than the cost of change, howeveruncertain the change may be
  4. 4. ConfidentialWhat is really important to win?The game?Or the set?Or the match?Or the tournament?
  5. 5. ConfidentialWhat kind of Power do we exercise?Quality of ImpactLongevityof ImpactUnilateral PowerDiplomatic PowerLogistical PowerTransforming Power
  6. 6. ConfidentialHow do we strive for ‘Success’?“Dont aim at success--the more youaim at it and make it (your final) target,the more you are going to miss it. Fortrue success, like happiness, cannot bepursued; it must ensue, and it onlydoes so as the unintended side effectof ones personal dedication to a causegreater than oneself. Listen to whatyour conscience commands you to doand carry it out to the best of yourknowledge.”
  7. 7. ConfidentialThe InvitationTo reexamine how winning,power and success cantransform not just ourindividual lives, but the worldwhich is burning
  8. 8. ConfidentialWhat is Culture?It is culture that mediates the cosmos to the community, thatmediates the cosmos to the brain, to the soul, to the very depths ofwho and what we are…. It mediates the great patterns of archetypalevolutionary charge to the human social grid of reality. Cultures arethe organs and enzymes of the body of society. Where there is aculture there is always an open moment, there is always theavailability of ourselves to be coded and gifted from the Deep World.How often have you listened to a piece of music, done a dance, stoodin awe before a sculpture, and felt the Deep World available to you?~ Jean HoustonCulture eats Strategy for breakfast~ Peter Drucker
  9. 9. ConfidentialWhy Cultural Transformation The wicked problems besetting our civilization and society todayare too big and too complex to be resolved by individual, heroicleadership Since culture influences individuals and individuals contribute toculture, any transformation process that does not recognize thisinter-relatedness is bound to eventually fail A new cultural narrative is needed that can transcend the paralysisof polarized thought, to provide the necessary focus and impetus tocreate• A large enough ‘We’ Space that excludes no one• A time horizon view that does not sabotage the long term to secure theshort• Depth of understanding before appropriate action is taken
  10. 10. ConfidentialWhat are the highest leverage points for Culture change?Adult Population in any society(Millions)Political Power-holders(Hundreds)Economic Power-Holders(Hundreds)Policy, Governance,InfrastructureLivelihood, ExchangeOf value and valuesIntention,Strategy
  11. 11. ConfidentialWhat would Initiative ‘Culture Change’ look like? Decide on a Bounded Area for the Culture Change Program(example : a country, a state, a city or any geographically expedient,bounded space) Hand-pick* a set of Political Leaders from that area who can be the‘Early Adopters’ for cultural transformation Hand –pick* a set of Business Leaders from that area who can be the‘Early Adopters’ for cultural transformation Conduct a ‘Program*’ that facilitate the leaders coming together to• Experientially go through a multi-dimensional mind-body activationprocess• Collaborate and create a new blue print of transformation for theirBounded Area* Making these choices assumes a ‘CEO’ or Exec Sponsor for the Bounded Area
  12. 12. ConfidentialWho needs to participate in the Initiative Formulation? The Director/ President of a Top-End Business School• For event infrastructure and Program fine-tuning A Political Leader who sponsors the Initiative and provides supportand guidance• Magnet for other like-minded leaders to participate in Program A Business Leader who sponsors the Initiative and provides supportand guidance• Magnet for other like-minded leaders to participate in Program A Spiritual Teacher who sponsors the Initiative and conducts onesession of the Program (see next slide for Program details)• Quality of Transmission and Program atmosphere A small group of dedicated people for pulling all of the abovetogether and program management of the same
  13. 13. ConfidentialWhat would the Program look like? The Program will consist of 2 types of inputs for the participants:• Knowledge inputs – Inputs which seek to increase and skill,competency and comprehension capacity base of the participants andmake them more effective as leaders• Wisdom inputs – Inputs which seek to deepen and widen the way theyview, make meaning and respond to moment-to-moment reality, andhelp them find their own answers to problems in their personal andprofessional lives The curriculum will be delivered over 13 weeks, with one session of2-3 hours per month, as thus completed within 1 calendar year
  14. 14. ConfidentialWhat would the Program look like? In the month –long gap between 2 sessions, participants will be:• Sent some relevant content for their study and enjoyment, as a recap ofpast sessions and preparation for future sessions• Encouraged to participate in an private online forum where thecollective presence of all participants is expected to Deepen their learning experiences from the sessions Engage collectively in specific, tangible initiative conceptualization, designand execution for the organization/ Bounded Area(As such the online forum will be a living and breathing ‘space’ ofcreative incubation of game changing ideas for the Bounded Area,which will serve as a guide trail for subsequent implementation)
  15. 15. ConfidentialWhat is the Program Structure? ( Months 1-6)MonthNoSubject Source of subject matterexpertiseTarget outcomes from session1 Context setting Various Understanding of Program PurposeStated intent for each participant2 Systems Theory Peter Senge/ ErwinLazslo/ LudwigBertalanffyAppreciation of the 5 disciplines ofPersonal mastery, Mental Models,Shared vision, Team Learning andSystems Thinking3 ComplexityScienceEdgar Morin/ ScottPage/ Santa Fe InstituteUnderstanding the roles of diversity,connections, inter-dependence andadaptation in day-to-day events4 Integral OperatingSystemKen Wilber / IntegralInstitute/ MIFoundationA new way to make sense of life andreality. Greater space for includingeveryone and everything.5 Action Inquiry Bill Torbert/ SuzanneCook-GreuterThe three loops of learning, andunderstanding the inter-relatedness ofpersonal development withorganizational development6 BehaviouraleffectivenessBill Joiner/ DavidAllen/ Dan ArielyLeadership action logics and key agilitydomains for leadership behaviour
  16. 16. ConfidentialProgram Structure Continued (Months 7-13)MonthNoSubject Source of Subject MatterExpertiseTarget Outcome from Session7 The Organizationof the FutureBrian Robertson/Holacracy OneWhat systems, processes andgovernance mechanisms are needed toreduce friction and bottlenecks8 CulturaltransformationFred Kofman/ Axialent The inter-relatedness of leadershipqualities and organizational culture9 The LeadershipManifestoBrett ThomasBarrett Brown‘Horses for Courses’ Leadership,The Inner Foundation of Leadership10 Inner Engineering Eastern Traditions withWestern PsycologyMind-body practices for enhancedawareness and energy11 A new memeticcode for lifeAndrew CohenMichael DowdBarbara Marx HubbardUnderstanding the evolutionaryimperative for the 21st century beyondourselves and our Bounded Area12 Statements ofIntentAll participants 10 minute presentations by eachparticipant13 Closing All participants The emergent – synthesis of previouspresentations into One coherent visionfor the ‘organization’, and commitmentsto action
  17. 17. ConfidentialWhy this Program Schedule and Constituents? The subjects have been carefully chosen for a multi-dimensional,holistic experience of leadership• Inner and Outer dimensions of reality• Individual and Collective aspects of the human situation• Simultaneity of being, knowing and doing• Exercising the body, the mind, and the heart for a richer enactment ofthe Self• Understanding the dynamic inter-relationships between awareness,behavior , culture and systems• Appreciating the multi-faceted and mysterious nature of the universe,encouraging the acceptance of polarities
  18. 18. ConfidentialNext Steps Identify leaders who would constitute the ‘Steering Committee’ ofthe initiative Hold a day-long offsite retreat to go deep into the Initiative and theProgram Determine the financial and the operational model for execution Launch Initiative
  19. 19. Confidential"Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do youdesire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first aboutthe foundations of humility. The higher your structure is tobe, the deeper must be its foundation.“-St Augustine

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