Create change with a 3-word mantra…
Change gurus often borrow from Hindu tradition to tell us that in order to create change in our lives, we need a mantra.
According to Wikipedia, a mantra is a sound, syllable, word, or group of words that is considered capable of “creating transformation.”
By adopting a mantra, we can focus our mind and heart toward a single, simple message of change. With all the busyness and business that crowd our world each day, having the focus of a targeted mantra can help us to filter out the “noise” and stay connected to a goal. A plan. A dream.
What’s your mantra?
Using just three words, describe the key to your next success.
Here are a few examples:
- Try something new
- Always be yourself
- Do what’s right
- Finish the book
Choose three words to adopt as your next goal for success, add those words below in a “comment,” then make a plan to execute on your mantra.
How do you enable strategic organizational change?
More and more these days, I’m being asked to find ways of facilitating meaningful and successful change in organizations. Invariably, leadership needs a strategy for bringing about desired change. And there are millions of strategies out there (just google “Change management strategy” and you’ll see). So, I try to keep a pulse on change management efforts that are working out there. Today I came across Root, a forward-thinking group making interesting use of learning maps. Their concept is simple. Their process is fun. Their results are amazing.
What is a Learning Map?
The gist of these Learning Maps is that they use visual mapping to enable rapid communications within organizations about new strategy execution. These visual depictions of a new process or strategy tap into a collaborative process and help every employee to see beyond their own job functions to the bigger picture that is “where we are going.” These learning maps engage their workforces by communicating an understanding about the industry and internal business.
Let me see this for myself
Take a “look” at ROOT’s Learning Maps and let me know what you think: http://www.rootlearning.com/www/index.htm