The only way to avoid the farce, is to overcome our “Next Idea Syndrome”. Simply put, the executive of the future will be the one who is a serious scholar of the past.
We tend to focus too much into the future, preparing our executives to face future threats and opportunities. We ask of them to break the rules and become more creative, more innovative, more agile, more collaborative, more and more and more… Consultants and professional speakers alike try to find new words to describe what is already known but maybe forgotten along the quest for newness.
Well… it doesn’t have to be so complicated nor science fiction.
If you look well into the past and record the main attributes, values or competencies for success throughout the years you’ll come to a surprising revelation. We just change the names of the competencies we’re looking for in our team members to make them more attractive or modern if you’d like. The main competencies though required to achieve peak performance surprisingly remain constant throughout the centuries. Written in stone by the ancient Greeks to modern philosophers and management gurus these five competencies or values if you prefer are the ones that will remain constant for centuries to come.
Peak Performance Coach & Motivational Speaker