What caught my attention for weeks 39 and 40.
“Leaders, who dare to let their guard down and keep an open mind, are less fearful than those in rusty armours hiding behind the words of no, wait and maybe tomorrow.” — Kenneth Mikkelsen
“Working cooperatively requires a different mindset than merely collaborating on a defined project. Being cooperative means being open to others outside your group. It also requires the casting-off of business metaphors based on military models (target markets, chain of command, strategic plans, line & staff). Cooperation is how we will find a vaccine for Covid-19.” — Harold Jarche
“The Future Is Already Here
It’s a fact that we don’t really know the future until it’s arrived. And when it does, it always appears unevenly distributed, as William Gibson mentioned.
The reason for this lies in the way the future actually appears: through start-and-stop progress, innovation, local disasters, systemic crashes and global disasters. Evolution is always messy and it is always painful and we are never motivated to do anything for very long until it presents a transition from a painful moment we experience in the present to a less painful one we can experience in the future.
The Covid-19 pandemic has levelled the playing field. We are all now in a world of hurt (so to speak) in which we experience helplessness and discomfort in virtually equal measure if in varying degrees of severity. This has accelerated everything. Nothing will again be quite the same.” — David Amerland