My friend Joanie Brady sends me pictures now and then. This is her latest.
We live in such a complex world now that many leaders have to start out with a question. Such as "What are we going to do in public radio now that technology has disrupted our established business model?" which is where we were a year ago.
No one knew what to do. The wonderful part of the work was that none of the leaders jumped up and said "I know and follow me". They all acknowledged that they did not know and had the patience to go into the deep forest and discover.
This I think is the core of how to work in complex situations. Start with Not Knowing and Trusting that the answers will Emerge if we all talk enough.