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Face brutal facts & stepping through the void

[fa icon="calendar"] 24-Sep-2009 04:56:00 / by Carolyn Taylor



"Most of my advances were by mistake. You uncover what is when you get rid of what isn't." -R. Buckminster Fuller

I came across this quote in the Money and You Facebook page.

I find it very scary to start getting rid of what isn't without knowing what will be uncovered in the void that is left. I have been going through this process personally in the past few months, and emerging now are new levels of what can be that I had not previously imagined. Stepping through that emptiness is what made it happen for me. To do that I need my center of gravity anchored in something deeper than the outer life and my self esteem high.

So much gets hung onto in corporations because of fear of taking that step into the unknown. Projects that should have been killed off, people who should have left, people who should have been asked to leave, products that need more and more pushing to reach sales targets. Have you experienced what happens when you get rid of what is not....useful, desired by customers, in line with your values, productive. It is magic what appears.

Do you have a culture which supports moving through that fear? The honesty to admit what is not working, the courage to step out, the support to do it together? This is the stuff of corporate transformation.

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Topics: Carolyn Taylor, Corporate culture, Transformation

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