Challenge #1: Sense Making and Sense Shaping
Making sense of the world in which we live, decoding it and then shaping it in ways an organization and its people can better understand and willingly accept is the first challenge facing the transformational leader.
This challenge is about helping people connect the dots. It is about allowing people, at all levels, to get past the noise, chaos and distraction in order to arrive at a simpler, cleaner and less cluttered understanding of the situation.
It's about opportunity identification, opportunity management and opportunity maximization. It's about taking advantage of the opportunities that present themselves in the midst of discord.
The two specific leadership competencies this requires are ...