it’s a very bad problem
“Gnarly” (slang): very bad; complex or challenging to deal with
A gnarly [=thorny, knotty] problem.
These are solvable problems - with MindShift.
Managers and leaders are working overtime to lead their people safely through this time of disruption and change. They are stuck in a no-win situation, second-guessed and hindered at every turn with no relief in sight. Six villains thwart their efforts and are wearing them down.
Are employees more skeptical of the decisions you or your leaders make?
Do employees take a wait-and-see attitude when you or your leaders set a new direction?
Are you on an island with no one who fully understands your challenges and without a teammate available to support and encourage you?
Do fear and survival behavior ripple through your organization when a crisis appears?
Is there an underground culture that resists change and creates doubt?
Have you experienced sabotage over the past twelve months?
No leader has all the answers, nor can they pretend to. The world is too complex and changing too quickly. The pandemic ended the heroic image of the "all-knowing" expert leader, and leaders are stumbling and falling daily.
Let's move forward to a new style of leadership designed for tough and uncertain times.
Farm communities developed community barn raisings to help individuals accomplish something they can't do on their own. The whole community plays a role; the celebration begins once the barn is completed. The family gets a barn, the community gains strength, and everyone feels satisfied with a job well done.
We will show you how to apply barn-raising principles to any situation you face. The role is simple; recruit, organize, and set an example. You don't have to pretend to be an expert; there are plenty in every community.
To get started, pick a problem. We'll walk you through the process.
This may sound too easy, but I'm proof it works. I've led seven MindShift barn-raising projects, tackling some of the most gnarly problems companies face; I've written six books, and we've won three international awards. Everyone played a role, and I was the least knowledgeable participant in each project.
We can teach anyone how to become a barn-raising leader.
Gnarly problems create drama with many subplots. What are some of the stories that stir the pot and create resistance?
Gnarly problems take you and your organization on a journey; what is the happy ending you seek?
We will help you identify the root issue, and build a team to kickstart your barn raising project.