This is a guest post by Debbie Nicol. She is the Managing Director of ‘business en motion’ and the Creator and Author of ’embers of the world’ change concept. She is a 25-year HR professional. She has provided consulting services internationally since 2006 when she founded ‘business en motion’ in Dubai. She has many areas of expertise, some of which include organization development , change management, strategy and implementation, strategic think tanks, and executive coaching.
When contemplating what it takes to make sure leadership is truly done right the first exploratory question to be asked may be ‘right for what’? The reply that automatically flows for me is: right for facilitating service to all equally in a changing world.
What Does the Changing World Really Want?
The changing world cherishes alignment and cohesiveness. Just as a healthy backbone holds us up effortlessly, gifts us with free-flowing movement and allows us to hold ourselves high, so too does aligned activity to a purpose. When it is absolutely clear that a personal or business activity will contribute in a connected way, serving to add value to all, success will flow.
In a recent executive think-tank session with a group of government employees from Africa, I was asked this question: When does adaptability become compromise? I reflected for some time before I replied. As my perspective took shape, through the lens of the ’embers’ model of leadership, my reply, as always, was another question: When our actions result in a move away from purpose or a vision of greater good, what can happen?