A mindset shift is necessary to flourish no matter what the circumstances. Organisations can support their leadership and staff on this journey of self-empowerment and self-leadership by creating a greater consciousness of the possibility for personal and professional growth in the midst of chaos. We need to recognise the hunter and gatherer within each of us. These classic archetypes don’t change but what we need to be hunting, gathering, nurturing and growing definitely does!
In your professional and personal leadership capacities you must become more aware of hunting, gathering and farming the right things that will galvanise performance and help with adapting and transformation. What are you hunting for? What are you gathering? What are you nurturing or farming?
“Work hard, but also love what you do,” is what the head head of an agile, high performing digital transformation team, I work with, tells his people. He is alluding to the fact that excellence without love is just punishing, hard work. The quality and precision of our work will always be better when done with love and when it is aligned with our strengths.
Everyone is a natural hunter-gatherer. I can help you put these hard-wired archetypes to good use, to:
- Shift towards open leadership and away from top-down, command and control
- Crowdsource input and ideas from everyone in your team so it’s not all on you
- Improve the quality of your team’s contribution to the business
- Strengthen ties of belonging and togetherness
- Become a more in touch and in tune leader (of yourself and others)
- Raise engagement and productivity in your team
- Help your people grow and feel a sense of purpose
I use experiential learning to help senior leaders guide their teams, to elevate their performance, and raise their game.
The hunter-gatherer metaphor that will help you and your team flourish through chaos and uncertainty. Finding the connection between love and work is just one aspect of many you should be looking at.
Nikki Bush, award-winning speaker and best-selling author of the books Future-proof Yourself and Future-proof Your Child is the reinvention queen who has experienced her fair share of disruption, by choice and by crisis. She will take you on a highly relatable journey to recognise what hunting, gathering, farming and gardening look like in our personal and professional lives and what we need to hunt, gather, farm, grow, nurture and let go of in order to thrive through chaos and change.
In her trademark style, Nikki will wake you up, push you out of your comfort zone or state of helplessness, while also reassuring you, igniting possibility thinking and providing practical frameworks and action steps. Flourishing is within everyone’s reach. What you focus on will flourish!