As a leader, you must guide your organization through the turmoils of the transformation and promote the right behaviors and practices
The nomad is someone with an almost unquenchable thirst to keep expanding their mental horizons. Among the individuals at a leadership level in an organization, the nomad is a very interesting archetype.
As with the general meaning of the word, the nomad archetype is a constant explorer. But rather than driven by a need to find an ultimate destination, the nomad’s journey is driven by an innate urge. The curious fact is that when an organization goes through a transformation, the nomad uses this phase as an opportunity to expand their horizons.
Pioneers are not necessarily the adventurous ones in an organization, but they are the ones who are diligent in doing something that has never been done before.
In an organizational journey, pioneers form an important archetype, because an organization would need to steer in new directions, towards destinations that are never explored before, for continual progress. And to make that happen, pioneers are a necessary archetype.
In Greek mythology, Prometheus is a Titan who stole the fire of transformation from the gods and handed it- along with the skill of metalwork- to humans. Ired by this act of Prometheus, Zeus punished him- by having an eagle eat the Titan’s liver every single day, as he remained chained to a rock, unable to escape the powerful beak.
We live in an era of disruptions- of both the good and the bad kinds. The examples of the former include a startup company bringing a new idea to the market which revolutionizes an entire industry.
But sadly enough, the most common disruptions in our world are of the latter kind- disruption between the individual and the society, between the individual and his own self, or between your potential and the understanding that’s required to fully capitalize on that potential.
In an ocean of distractions, how to keep sailing in the right direction, without losing focus? In a world where things move at the speed of ‘too fast per second’, when you must keep running or get left behind, how to ensure thoughts that flood from all directions don’t drown your vision? These are questions everyone grapples with in the twenty first century