3 Transformations for Leadership & Change Management

3 Transformation – 7 Capabilities of Leadership from the Emerging Future

As per Theory U by Dr. Otto Scharmer and the various related conversations, there are 3 key transformations that are critical for new kind of leadership to show up in organizations and in society.

  1. Transforming Perception: Sensing
  2. Transforming Self & Will: Presencing
  3. Transforming Action: Realizing & Fulfilling

Transforming Perception:

The world of Perceptions have 3 key dimensions that one has to deal with initially and the ofcourse some more dimensions have to be addressed.

  1. Transforming Perception about Others and Situation: If we continue to see others and the situation from the old paradigm, then not much new quality of thinking will show up.
  2. Transforming Perception about Ourselves: Similarly one needs a new view of oneself to be able to break the current paradigm of relationship that one has with life and self.
  3. Transforming Other’s Perception about Us: Since results are produced inside of relationships it is important that we transform how others perceive us that would lead to how they respond to us and collaborating with us.

Transforming the world of perception requires Suspending the voice of judgement and opinions about self, situation and others. And redirecting our cynicism with curiosity, compassion and courage.

Producing Results: Getting to the Source

Keeping in mind that producing results itself can be seen at multiple levels.

The visible level is the world of results.

The layer below is what most people understand – that results are causing by efforts. Either your efforts or other’s efforts. Sometimes efforts (action) including inaction.

The layer which most people don’t explore is what influences action.

Action is influenced by Perception. The thought world. The paradigm or model of thinking.

Very rarely do people explore what is influencing the human performance at the core.

The Internal State.

The Systems Thinker – Leading from the Future: A New ...

The internal state is 3 things: 1. INTENTION 2. ATTENTION 3. PRESENCE

Intention: Are you operating from an Ego Intention or an Eco Intention?

Attention: Do you have your attention on you Intention or all the distractions?

Presence: Presence = Present + Sensing. How present you are in the NOW? and How are you practicing deep listening, sensing and sense-making.

TRANSFORMING SELF & WILL:

Transforming Self includes Letting Go of the Past and Letting come the Future.

Giving up Fear and Operating with Courage.

TRANSFORMING ACTION:

Not waiting for perfect ideas, but being in the game of Learning by Doing.

Crystallizing Ideas by communicating, deep listening, sensing and sense-making.

Prototyping : Testing Hypothesis and continually iterating.

Institutionalizing: Scaling up, Involving more stakeholders, creating systems and evolving.

These are the starting principles on which we design and deliver the leadership and change management interventions for corporates and organizations.

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Characteristics of Real Leaders : Shifting from EGO to ECO

Leaders of the 21st Century:

They remove themselves from the center.

They create space for others.

They are good at listening.

They are good at holding the space.

They are good at attending to the whole.

They are good at helping people to connect to the edges of the system.

They are good at connecting with an emerging future potential and holding the space for that [conversation]

… Adapted form an article by Dr. Otto Scharmer, MIT

Warm Regards Manoj Onkar

Business Impact of LFEF

Some of the organizational benefits of having the teams participate in the ‘Leadership from the Emerging Future’ (LFEF) Intervention

Producing Results: Getting to the Source
  • Deep Relationships with Customers involving in-depth understanding of the customers’ view of the following:
    • Their Important Objectives
    • What they expect from you
    • How would they measure your performance
  •  Employee Engagement and Ownership:
    • Increased bonding between the team members across levels
    • Increased engagement and contribution from each person
    • Breakthrough in Team Productivity
    • Increased creativity and innovation
    • Increased effectiveness in Problem Solving
  •  Culture of Innovation:
    • Practice of deep listening which leads to generating new insights and ideas
    • Better collaboration to nurture the varied ideas from various sources – not only from small group of people
    • Ability to test hypothesis rapidly and iterate the ideas
  •  Increase efficiency in Project Implementation:
    • Open Communication
    • Collaboration
    • Problem Solving
    • Testing Hypothesis
    • Iterate Solutions
  •  New Business Ideas:
    • Deep Understanding of Customer’s expectations
    • Better Collaboration within teams
    • Rapid Prototyping
    • Scaling and Evolving
3 types of Transformation

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7 Leadership Capacities

Seven Theory U Leadership Capacities 
The journey through the U develops seven essential leadership capacities. 


5 Phases of Theory U

1. HOLDING THE SPACE OF LISTENING: The foundational capacity of the U is listening. Listening to others. Listening to oneself. And listening to what emerges from the collective. Effective listening requires the creation of open space in which others can contribute to the whole.

2. OBSERVING: The capacity to suspend the “voice of judgment” is key to moving from projection to focused and peripheral observation.

3. SENSING: Seeing the system from the edges. The preparation for the experience at the bottom of the U requires the tuning of three inner instruments: the open mind, the open heart, and the open will. This opening process is an active “sensing” together as a group. While an open heart allows us to see a situation from the current whole, the open will enables us to begin to sense from the whole that is wanting to emerge.

4. PRESENCING: The capacity to connect to the deepest sources of self—to go to the inner place of stillness where knowing comes to surface.

5. CRYSTALLIZING: When a small group of change makers commit to a shared purpose, the power of their intention creates an energy field that attracts people, opportunities, and resources that make things happen. This core group and its container functions as a vehicle for the whole to manifest.

6. PROTOTYPING: Moving down the left side of the U requires the group to open up and deal with the resistance of thought, emotion, and will; moving up the right side requires the integration of thinking, feeling, and will in the context of practical applications and learning by doing.

7. CO-EVOLVING: A prominent violinist once said that he couldn’t simply play his violin in Chartres cathedral; he had to “play” the entire space, what he called the “macro violin,” in order to do justice to both the space and the music. Likewise, organizations need to perform at this macro level: they need to convene the right sets of players in order to help them to co-sensing and co-create at the scale of the whole.

To know more about Leadership from the Emerging Future and to bring this new qualities of leadership in your organization reach out to MANAGEMENT INNOVATIONS.

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Producing Results: Getting to the Source of Results

Anatomy of Producing Results

We are always looking at producing some results. Causing something. Avoiding something. Making something happen. Ensuring something doesn’t happen.

What causes Results? Actions.

Your Actions. Other People’s Actions. Also Inactions.

What influences Actions? Thought Patterns

As thought patterns change, one sees a change in actions and behaviours.

What influences Thought Patterns?

That is the million dollar question. That is the blindspot for most people.

The source of the thought patterns is the internal state that leaders and team members are operating from.

What is the internal state?

As Dr. Otto Scharmer mentions in Theory U – the internal state consists of 3 elements:

  1. Intention : What is your Intention? Is it an EGO Intention or an ECO Intention
  2. Attention: What is the quality of your attention? Is it on your Intention or are you distracted with the routine or the emergency.
  3. Presence: What is the quality of your being present and sensing (deep listening, sensing and sense-making)

This is one of the elements that we train in-depth in the Leadership from the Emerging Future workshops and interventions.

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