Make old and new assumptions explicit
Category: Starting the Journey
I've heard (and can easily believe) that making old and new assumptions explicit is perhaps the most powerful step you can take in the early stages of the journey.
Invite colleagues to name the unspoken assumptions behind your current management practices. Most likely, people will be shocked by the ugliness of these assumptions, once they put them into words. Shocked... and relieved that they are finally named.
And then you can invite people to evoke a new set of life-giving assumptions that will inspire and guide your transformation.
I've come to see that a conversation about assumptions is like a conversation on values, but on steroids!
My hope is for the comments below the video to surface our collective wisdom on the topic. This could enrich the videos tremendously.
Have you experienced something similar in your own journey? What did you do about it? If you have something meaty to share, please add a link to an article, a video ... Feel free to agree or disagree with what I say, but always: please keep it on topic, relevant, practical. And of course, let's keep things respectful and kind. Please don't comment if what you say is off-topic or wouldn't benefit viewers of this page.