Agile Business

We should remember that intellectual complacency is not our friend and that learning - not just new things but new ways of thinking - is a life-long endeavour.

Blair Sheppard; Global Leader, Strategy and Leadership Development, PwC

Let’s face it – the future is very uncertain.

On one hand, things look positive. Humans know more than ever before and we have science to extend our capabilities and improve our future.

But we also face some big challenges – COVID, climate change, the growing global population, finite resources, economic and political challenges, and the threat of war.

How good are people at dealing with challenges like these?

We seem to be our worst enemy. Why? Because of short-sighted thinking, unwillingness to face reality, and the inability to solve persistent problems.

We need to think in more adaptive ways. We need agile people working in agile ways in agile organisations.

Many of the problems we face come about because we are too slow to act. We wait until problems get worse because we think they cost too much to fix. But letting them get bad risks our survival. We end up with lots of problems and all of them are bad.

The time to act is now.

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David Hubbard
David Hubbard
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The Hero's journey has been a great read Dr Steve Barlow, I like that it is also about optimism and potential waiting to be unleashed.
Karen Kirton
Karen Kirton
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Well done in breaking down and exploring the Hero's Journey in this series Steve, it has been really enjoyable to read.
Karen Hillen
Karen Hillen
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I love the idea of the Hero's journey being a journey into yourself. It's really made me think about my journey.
Greg Gunther
Greg Gunther
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Spot on Dr Steve! Heroes are purposeful and focused on turning a real possibility into experienced reality. Just as in business we need to ‘think outside the box’ and turn our weaknesses into opportunities to be explored.
Ricky Pearl
Ricky Pearl
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I love your writing. The Hero's Journey really resonates.
Geoff Wade
Geoff Wade
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Great piece! I love the way you've taken the story, or the old metaphor, and started to dig down into the deeper meanings in the storyline and the characters.
Michael Griffiths
Michael Griffiths
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Love it Steve! What a great explanation, absolutely loved reading it. Will definitely start to create a list with all the things I dream of and the things I don't want to loose.
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