These are extraordinary times.
This is the introductory sentence of Alan Webber in his book Rules of Thumb, a book containing 52 rules embedding the author’s experiences being the entrepreneur, team captain and player, communicator, and a politician’s friend. The central thought of his book is to rewrite the rules that we know because today is unpredictable and fast paced. He talks about a time that greatly needs sense making due to sudden and exponential rise of globalization’s and technology’s power.
He talks about our time.
|One rule a week|
Some rules reflect insights about leadership, communication, change, and conflict management. Here are some of them rules:
When the going gets tough, the tough relax.
Ask the last question first.
Change is a math formula.
New realities demand new categories.
A good question beats a good answer.
We have moved from an either/or past to a both/and future.
The difference between a crisis and an opportunity is when you learn about it.
Every start up needs 4 things: Change, Connections, Conversations, and Community.
Facts are facts; stories are how we learn.