Why The ThirdWay?
In our increasingly unpredictable and complex world, leadership matters. Now, more than ever.
Great leaders communicate a clear vision. They create alignment and foster dynamic relationships. They stimulate creativity and innovation. They inspire action. And they generate positive results.
The challenging problems of today demand fresh eyes and a new perspective. If we continue to do what we’ve always done, we will get what we’ve always had.
We need the new generation of ThirdWay leaders.
What is The ThirdWay and ThirdWay Leadership?
The ThirdWay is a paradigm of life and leadership that integrates 6 essential foundations
The Power of Paradox
The more we are able to hold both sides of a paradox and be comfortable with the ensuing ambiguity, the more we expand our creative potential. Effective leaders and organizations:
- Maintain a commitment to relationships and a commitment to results
- Recognize the importance of creativity, innovation and risk and the value of stability and security
- Honor the unique contributions of the individual and recognize the power of collaboration and teamwork
- Take care of business today and remain committed to a sustainable future.
Effective leaders understand that every enterprise is comprised of a series of systems, and that it operates within a larger set of systems. Understanding the nature of these systems, and how they influence, impact and interact with each other is a key component of success.
Diversity is more than the new normal. No one individual (or group) can have all the answers, or even know all the questions. Multiple perspectives are a significant resource, and cultural fluency has become a true competitive advantage.
A Leader in Every Chair
Organizational leadership is not just about authority; it’s about recognizing each individual’s potential contribution; giving voice to everyone, from the shop floor to the top floor; and holding an expectation that everyone take ownership for their piece.
Leadership at every level is about shedding the illusion of powerlessness, and recognizing the capacity to co-create.
The Six P’s of Conscious Leadership
Conscious Leadership is grounded in six critical competencies
- Purpose. Commitment to something bigger than a personal agenda
- People. Focus on relationships and developing the most valuable resource in any enterprise: people
- Perspective. Awareness of filters and assumptions; recognition of alternative viewpoints and solutions
- Process. Focus on continual improvement, positive results, sustainability and “The Quadruple Win” (people, planet, purpose and prosperity)
- Paradox. Dedication to creativity, an innovation culture and the celebration of failure
- Presence. Commitment to flexibility, adaptability, change and resilience