LeadU presents Design is Destiny



Design is Destiny

"I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know; the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve." – Albert Schweitzer

When choosing a course of action @F-L-O-W to move you out of and beyond your current design,  the following considerations have to be evaluated related to the new design compared to the design you are replacing and the risks and rewards which are:

  • consequential in nature
  • cannot be easily undone
  • a new direction not easily reversible
  • and significantly affect the subsequent degrees of freedom to decide and act differently

[Bullet points borrowed from a client who borrowed them from: Strategy Is Destiny: How Strategy-Making Shapes a Company’s Future, by Robert Burgleman]
That is the penultimate question, and I will say more directed towards Success Requirements than Inbornness which is much less plastic as a design, although we can know and not be subject to that design.

It requires discussion, debate, and some courage because once you pull the trigger, recursion is often not possible.

I think it is important to understand this TPOV early on in the process @F-L-O-W because as soon as the self-knowledge begins… change needs are going to emerge as options.

Change in design is going to emerge naturally as subjectivity shifts.  However, as this takes place, half-truths are going to rule the day, as they did in subjectivity at other levels and mistakes are going to be made in shifting design parameters, like changing jobs, careers, relationships, etc.

All that is required is for us to "perturb" design and the nature of things will change.

Helpful Hint: GO EASY @F-L-O-W! Allow the revelations and insights to build density over time and avoid radical and sometimes even incremental shifts until you have worked through the design changes, likely consequences, and future forward conditions.

Action Step: Find an experienced Facilitator @F-L-O-W to serve as a backstop for ideas, insight, and design. Ready, Aim, Ready, Aim, then Fire.

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    We hope you pick up valuable insights, ideas, and tools during this process, which you can use for your own development as well as your work and leadership with others.

    You, Me, and We @F-L-O-W

    Mike R. Jay is a developmentalist utilizing consulting, coaching, mentoring and advising as methods to offer developmental scaffolding for aspiring leaders who are interested in being, doing, having, becoming, and contributing… to helping people have lives.

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    Leadership University

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