The greatest thing preventing someone from succeeding is fear. Learn to face the things that scare you, Your dreams await.
Boldness is the main theme of this issue. We at Aalto EE want to fearlessly renew ourselves and offer new, bold forms of leadership training. This has meant asking ourselves how daring we want to be and how “bold” we believe that our products and operating methods can be.
The courage to develop new things and create new forms of leadership training is based on the values of Aalto University, as well as the wish to be bold, promote change and further increase international operations. Experimentation, innovation and creativity are keywords in this respect. The world around us is changing so rapidly that we must continuously create new ways to operate in order to implement our vision and make good use of experimentation and creativity.
In our own operations, renewal also builds on passion and enthusiasm – it is impossible to create brave and new approaches without skilled and inspired people. We also understand that bold operating methods require our customers to be brave and believe that answers to challenges can be found through non-traditional approaches.
Passion as a word has been rather uncommon in the world of leadership, but is today found, for example, in the concept of “Leadership and Passion.” Passion is required of those who develop new coaching products and solutions or participate in coaching, as well as from us as an organization. It is easier to be bold if you are passionate about achieving something.
Researchers have noticed that passionate people do work that inspires them and know how to make their lives exciting and significant, mirroring their own nature. Risk-taking and courage are an essential part of a passionate life. Passionate individuals constantly learn, renew themselves and explore new things. Passion means that we continue to boost our belief in our ability to achieve the objectives we set ourselves. Passion also makes the world a better place to live and operate
in. What this means is that passion is essential to us as training providers, as well as to our customers, whether individuals or organizations.
Our operations have come under great expectations due to the changes and opportunities brought about by the new Aalto University. Passion is what helps us meet these high expectations. As Zelda Fitzgerald said, “I don’t want to live. I want to love first, and live incidentally.” This could, perhaps, be freely adapted to our own operations in the sense that “we prefer not to be pressured into producing results, but first want to provide top-class training and live incidentally.”
Fear explained: Panic leads to choking. Boldness means trusting your intuition.
What have you learned about... Being brave. Courage and change. Being brave and creative.
Avivah Wittenberg-Cox explains how to make your organization gender bilingual.
Working with knowledge. To get power, take some risks.
Brave leadership from the global Singapore point of view.
Brave organizations prepare themselves for new challenges.
Feedback is dead? Anticipate what needs changing before it becomes feedback.
Tips you can use. We filled the toolbox with ideas on how you can find your courage and learn to keep goals. We also discuss how young managers can find their inner boldness.
History repeated. Chaos theory teaches us not everything is predictable. This simple idea applies also to business paradigms.
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