Mayvin - A specialist Leadership and Organisational Development company
Mayvin /‘meIvIn/ def: [also Maven - Yiddish/Hebrew]: ‘trusted expert in a particular field’
The best leaders have learned that authority, accountability and well defined systems are necessary but not sufficient. They understand that energy and engagement are crucial to competitive advantage as much as vision and strategy.
Current generations think and feel differently about work, careers, authority and each other. So many things that used to be managed (like information and currencies) are now beyond traditional political and economic control.
For them there is more to life than career and money. They are looking for meaning. Values and beliefs are important to them. They realise that the world is complex and cannot be controlled. They use technology naturally to make decisions and stay connected.
The old contract where status, money and power are offered in return for commitment and compliance still attracts some but many will reject that and look for more.
21st Century leaders have to work with adaptive questioning and uncertain futures as a means of binding an enterprise, forming collective purpose and generating the energy needed to achieve success.
To gain the trust and commitment of the next generation, leaders will again need to change some of their core attitudes, adopt new approaches, shift their focus and learn new skills.
Mayvin Associate Consultant Penny Lock explains why it might be necessary for Learning and Development Practitioners to delve into the realm of the unconscious to better grapple with thorny issues of organisational life.More articles
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Martin has worked on the development of OD capability with our HR and Leadership Talent Populations. His development technique is both engaging and learner centric effectively balancing theory and real life examples. Learner feedback has been excellent with easy application of key learning back in the workplace.”
Warren Asbury, Learning Manager, Academies and Professional Development (International Financial Services company)
The world is full of customers, clients and opportunities.
Like a weather system, the world is not predictable.
In human systems, the heart matters as much as the head.
The physical body matters as much as the heart.
Knowledge is not absolute - people’s perspectives and contexts matter.
There are different types of knowledge - insights and feelings matter as much as clear-headed reasoning.
People’s stories about what is going on matter more than the ‘objective’ truth.
Relationships, connections and politics matter.
Repeating patterns matter.
Diversity is a business-critical issue, not just an ethical one.
The world is ever-changing, messy and not always as it seems, but it is possible to find moments of clarity when the way forward suddenly becomes clear.