Experts in holistic change management, we believe that your journey in life and organisation, can be told using the metaphor that is the sigmoid curve. This magnificent curve is derived from the sigmoid function, an algebraic formula that shows how every growth curve will eventually plateau unless you interrupt its cycle. Change is therefore inevitable, and the paradox for us in business is predicting the optimal time to interrupt growth before it reaches its peak.
The basic premise behind the sigmoid curve is that nothing grows forever in its current structure. Structure in this instance is defined as a set of assumptions of which we base all changes on, whether in our personal lives or in an organisation. Assumptions tend to have a lifespan of approximately 18 months before rendered precarious or invalid. This means we should try building capability in ourselves to anticipate the future and to proactively lead incremental changes necessary to maintain momentum with business models.
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To communicate better, it may be time to do a re-frame on what it means to really listen to someone. This book introduces six ways to listen: (1) with compassion, (2) to reflect and clarify, (3) to surface assumptions, (4) playing the contrarian, (5) to offer balance, and (6) connecting all the dots. Strong leaders know which listening style is needed when. It pays to know the difference.