For more than two decades we’ve tallked about the mandatory culture-fit in the corporate world. As we all know, this means that every employee should be characterized by a set of values, principles and behaviors strictly aligned with the corporate culture.
Times are changing. The ongoing digital revolution, the cultural pressure of the new generations (millennials and the emerging generation Z) and this new era of exposure and transparency (inherent to people and organizations) came to disrupt the business processes and work models.
Leadership capabilities are essential for all organizations. Leaders are enablers that deliver vision, context, challenges and support (the “what” and “why”) and provide resources so that people can perform their work (the “how”).
All over world, organizations are looking for “agility” – whatever that means. In fact, to face volatility and uncertainty, agile is the new mantra. Some are performing “trial & error”, with some project teams, following the agile and scrum manifesto guidelines. That´s good. But, in most cases, not good enough.
What is the most scarce and decisive resource for any leader? Many will say “time”. Based on recent researches, I would answer “focus” or “attention”. Daniel Goleman states that mastering our focus, in a world in which we are bombarded by stimuli and distractions , is the key to professional success and achievement.