When I was teaching leadership to intelligence agents in a far off land, they explained to me that although they loved the concepts they feared they would encounter resistance in the bureaucratic systems they work in.

We’ve all got to become leaders. I wrote a book ‘Mercenaries to Missionaries’ (see link in comments) which is about transforming into inspirational leaders on a mission to make the world a better place.

Leaders are ordinary people achieving the extraordinary, leading themselves & by example others, into a world which is socially just, environmentally sustainable & a fulfilling place to live & work.

People need 3 things to change:

ASPIRATIONAL: Who will I become?
INSPIRATIONAL: How will it benefit others?
MOTIVATIONAL: How will it benefit me?

I explained to the secret agents that they had to become like the imaginel cells in caterpillars. These cells act differently within the caterpillar, making small changes from within until they reach a threshold point & transform the whole system into a Butterfly

They were already secret agents, now they had to become SECRET CHANGE AGENTS; steadily influencing the outer world from the inside


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What kind of decision maker are you?

Being able to overcome our habitual decision making gives us a helicopter view. That’s important in complex and challenging times.

Chances are you’ll favour 1 or 2 of the following 4 styles:

REACTIONARY: You like to move to think, you tackle challenges head on. You make snap decisions based on your preferences & you like to be in command of the situation. (Autocratic)

RATIONAL: You prefer the tried & tested. Check-lists are important. Expertise and experience count & you like to be certain because you don’t like to be wrong. (Bureaucratic)

RELATIONAL: You like to make decisions based on the ecology of the situation i.e. How will it affect others? You like to be certain because you don’t want to upset people. (Communal)

REVOLUTIONARY: You enjoy challenging the status quo & playing devils advocate,. You’re exploratory in your approach & don’t like to cut off your options. (Democratic)

The Trouble With Values

Values can be quite confusing, and more to the point they’re pretty useless unless you know how to action them in your decision making process.