Resilience is something that is considered to be an essential capability. Particularly now, in the midst of a pandemic, we are told that people, teams and whole organizations need resilience. Our viability is a product of how resilient we are. The problem is that our understanding of what resilience is—and is not—is flawed. That has very real consequences for our ability to cope, to continue and to thrive. We need to rethink what resilience is, and what it means to genuinely be resilient. This is the place to start.
On the whole, we don’t do well with solving certain types of problem. Very often the information that we don’t have—and don’t know we are missing—is overwhelmingly more important that what we think we know. Join Peter as he shines a light on our blind spots.
Story matters. While we recognize the importance of story, we also often downplay it. We are taught that data is king, that facts and rationality and objectivity are the way the world works. The problem is, that’s not exactly true. Facts do play a role. But story matters more. Crafting good story is an essential skill for anyone who needs to enrol others in a course of action. That would be all of us.
Where do you want to go? What is your dream for the future? Building concrete plans is challenging. We often feel like we have too many choices and opportunities. We feel life is too random, that opportunity happens, and that circumstances change. Planning still makes sense, and there is a way to go about it.
Books have their own magic. Woven through the words, sentences, paragraphs and chapters of the good ones is something exceptional, unique and enchanting. Every year, Peter and Mark share their most interesting, meaningful and extraordinary reads of their year. As we close the cover on this most challenging of years, we hope there is something within that you find of value.
Tomorrow is history, the old normal is gone, the future is a shared unknown. So we share pressing questions. What do we do after we finally accept all of this? How do we make progress despite the uncertain future? In this session Peter offers a possible C.H.A.O.T.I.C. approach.