When our analysis becomes an obstacle to impact
One of the things I have found in my life is that how I perceive people in positions of power and influence impacts my capacity to work with them. I grew up with very few examples around me of people wielding power with integrity and as a result had a pretty inherent distrust of senior leaders. This has shifted as I have changed my relationship to my own power and authority. It is not just our experience that creates obstacles to working with power and influence though it can also be our analysis of how the world functions.
Here is a short video of Tuesday talking about her perspective on: “How can our analysis of power be an obstacle to influence and impact?”
Designing the future together
It is not okay to be participatory with each other but when it comes to engaging power suddenly they need to do things our way. That feels out of integrity to me.
Align around shared work
It is not the difference between us that is the problem it is the disconnection.
The disconnect stops us learning. If we stop learning, we stop innovating and nothing new will gets created. No learning we get more of the same and statues quo is perpetuated. The people who want to change the organisation structure have to be talking to the people who want to see a bottom up change, have to talk to the people who want to see a shift in leadership culture etc.
The relationships of trust that we build between us change makers must also translate into relationships of trust with decision makers and power brokers or we undermine for capacity for real impact and long term influence.