“Breakthrough thinking” seeks to minimise effort and maximise results, and aims to address some very basic and omnipresent issues.
First, let us briefly have a look at the problem.
Corporations and organisations all over the world are always striving to develop their leaders to ensure high-quality leadership for increased productivity and profitability.
However, you must understand that traditional thinking and leadership development will only yield traditional results. And the results you are getting do not seem to be getting you to where you want to go.
Having worked with leaders in several countries at various levels, it is obvious that leaders today are constantly under fire — from a variety of stakeholders, each with directly conflicting demands and all of them wanting answers or results now.
From the shareholder seeking a higher return on investment to the customer seeking cheaper and better products to a workforce that demands more benefits and higher pay — the demands are endless and constantly changing.
The consequence is that leaders have to take rapid decisions, with tons of data coming at them from all directions and little time to analyse it. Overworked leaders have a poor quality of life, poor work-life balance and a high burn-out rate. Stressed leaders also adversely impact the people they are leading, causing their productivity to flounder.
After much research, I have concluded that the common cause of these problems is complexity. People have become so fond of over-thinking and evolving fancy solutions that they have forgotten how powerful simplicity can be.
A simple solution with a proven track record is simple to understand, simpler to implement and generally delivers results out of proportion to the effort invested.
Having reviewed the problem, let’s look at the solution.
As Einstein succinctly puts it: “The thinking that got us into this mess is obviously not enough to get us out of it.”
Simply put, you need to alter the way you look at things.
This is where “breakthrough thinking” comes into play. This programme has evolved with years of research and experience. It aims to reduce the efforts of both the leader and the led, and either sustain or enhance the results achieved.
How? By leveraging on the most commonly used currency of all human interaction — conversation. Whether you like it or not, conversations remain a reality no one can walk away from.
Having understood what it seeks to do and the tool it uses to do so, let’s look at the issues that breakthrough thinking addresses and the results it will get for you.
One of the biggest challenges people face, as individuals and organisations, is change. The altered viewpoint of the breakthrough thinker ensures that every change and challenge becomes an irresistible opportunity for growth.
Breakthrough thinking also ensures that corporate goals and individual aspirations come into seamless alignment, thus eliminating the problem of employee engagement, which is a challenge that most organisations struggle with.
Not only does it address these two major issues, the real beauty of breakthrough thinking is that it leverages the experience of the audience or reader to generate simple, powerful ways to convert ideas into easily doable actions that empower people. These constantly increasing ripples help to reduce your efforts and enhance the results you get.
It does not matter what you do or what level you are doing it at. Students, housewives, working people and leaders — each and every person will benefit from the art of breakthrough thinking. It will have people working less — giving you more time to lead a more balanced life while retaining or enhancing our results.