Activating the Corporate Soul
Having transitioned from a locally confined endeavor to a complex nonlinear dynamic system, our global economic environment increasingly requires organizations to constantly transform. But more and more often traditional change projects fall short of expectations as huge amounts of energy are burned in fighting internal resistance or employees’ disconnect in the process. Transforming companies from inside instead of enforcing change from outside can lead to a much more lasting impact but requires a new evolutionary level of leadership that transcends our traditional mental models of management.
Soul-driven Leadership is able to activate the core elements of the Corporate Soul through an inclusive process, setting free the necessary self-stimulating inner drive for integral change to happen. It helps a collaborative culture to emerge and aligns the organization towards a common purpose, making transformation “exothermic” and sustainable. Through a process of “Merging the Souls,” it can even ensure that in acquisitions and merger processes, relationships are rapidly rebuilt “below the waterline” so that a new organization can instantly pick up momentum.
KeywordsAcquisition Agile Autonomy Corporate soul Merger Merging the souls Organizational transformation Soul-driven leadership Trust Values
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