Conclusion: Staying Alive

Conclusion: Staying Alive

We’ve barely scratched the surface when it comes to the concepts and strategies necessary to thrive and stay alive. As you go forward, I encourage you to put ideas into action routinely and regularly.

Anchor Yourself

Anchor Yourself

we turn inward to consider personal resources for surviving and thriving through the dangers of change. What beliefs, rituals, places, and individuals keep you anchored? How do you hold steady?

Take Action: Orchestrate Conflict

Take Action: Orchestrate Conflict

Many of us will go to great lengths to avoid conflict. Even reading the word can, for some, stimulate powerful feelings of discomfort or anxiety.

Take Action: Build Trust

Take Action: Build Trust

Trust is the essential connector. We all live interdependently and have to look to one another to fulfill routine services and help each other every day.

Take Action: Think Politically

Take Action: Think Politically

All organizations are political. By understanding and acknowledging the political aspects of the system, you help mobilize others to meet the demand for adaptive work.

Lead With, Beyond, and Without Authority

Lead With, Beyond, and Without Authority

Leadership is usually practiced in some context. Even if you’re leading without any authority, you still need to understand that you’re leading into a social system in which there are authority structures and authority relationships.