“If you are your own worst enemy, maybe you should start your very own peace process!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
Are you the author of your own misfortune, stumbling about on a regular basis wondering how things could have gone so wrong? Wondering about those habits of yours that are so hard to break that things keep going off the rails? Stuck in a routine that you can’t seem to get out of?
You probably need a mediator, and the only person who can take on that role is — yourself….
Organizations also fall to pieces because of habits that are hard to break. In the face of relentless business model change, they keep on pursuing the same doomed business strategy. When it is obvious that their skill set and infrastructure won’t be adequate for forthcoming changes, they fail to make the necessary investments to move forward. In the face of crushing, fast moving competition with a better idea, their idea machine suddenly turns off.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
When I’m on stage talking about the link between future trends and innovation, I offer crystal clear strategies for moving forward.
And yet I remain stunned by the number of previous clients who have not grabbed the peace process strategy that I have outlined to them. Often it’s the arrogance of the CEO – ‘my world is not going to change’, and in other cases, it’s a lack of a sense of urgency. Sometimes, there are deep, intractable problems that simply can’t be fixed.
But I see failure, and lots of it – companies are simply the authors of their own misfortune when they clearly aware of that fact!
People are the same way. I watch the world around me carefully, and I can see people who struggle with success. They know what needs to be done, but for various reasons, can’t bring themselves about to actually doing it.
Change requires hard work, success requires commitment, and the future requires determination.
Get moving, get a mediator, and find the critical compromise that can bring some peace to your world!