Today’s fast paced business environment requires business leaders and entrepreneurs to shift their thinking, be open to new tools and methods that use both sides of the brain and stay on the cutting edge of the emerging Conceptual Age and new economy.
Our method of “big picture” thinking and visual communication brings clarity to the complex issues that need solutions, and a fresh approach to the more linear and traditional methods of planning. Visualization opens the door to innovative strategies that are easy to understand, organize and execute.
Participation, whether it’s co-creating 1:1 with me or engaging your whole team, is about getting the people in the room, the information and ideas flowing, and the collective knowledge unlocked so new inspiration and solutions emerge.
Because everyone is involved in the process, they feel listened to, see the big picture, are able to share the vision and implement the strategies with more understanding, enthusiasm and speed. Visualizing as a group produces a group memory that increases retention and follow-through.
Having a big picture map allows the team to see potential gaps ahead of time, and connect and integrate ideas to paths for creating and implementing a clear plan moving forward.
The visualization process allows you to think like a composer, orchestrating the creative energy and ideas, decisions, and actions steps that get the best possible outcomes and achieve the goals that came out of the innovation and engagement of your team.
There is growing evidence that team building, communication where everyone is heard and participates, and increased trust in the process positively impacts the bottom line. To get things done in the rapidly changing business world, teams need to understand and be engaged in the entire process, so execution can be quick, seamless and effortless.
Even though integrating left brain strategic processes with right brain visual tools requires digging deeper and taking a little more time in the planning stage, the results are extraordinary.
There is no question whole brain and visual thinking has distinct advantages to the more linear methods of the past. Daniel Pink in his book , A Whole New Mind: Why Right Brainers Will Rule the Future, writes “Today, the defining skills of the previous era - the “left brain” capabilities that powered the Information Age - are necessary but no longer sufficient. And the capabilities we once disdained or thought frivolous - the right brain” qualities of inventiveness, empathy, joyfulness and meaning - increasingly will determine who flourishes and who flounders. For individuals, families, organizations, professional success and personal fulfillment now require a whole new mind.
In another quote he says “What’s in greatest demand today isn’t analysis but synthesis – seeing the big picture, crossing boundaries, and being able to combine disparate pieces into an arresting new whole.”