If you are seeking to create a culture of innovation while navigating ambiguity in today’s complex, rapidly changing world, it is critical to Interrogate Reality Together with your team.
Incubate to Innovate’s ChangeMaker Innovation Activator #2 is Interrogate Reality Together!
How do we take the first steps to do this hard work?
Ask thought-provoking questions: Ask or bring up more questions than seeking answers.
Listen intently: Choose to Lead with Empathy and listen with a heart of understanding.
Show appreciation: Orchestrate moments for people to collaborate and show appreciation for others.
It is OK to admit that you do not have answers. In doing so, you create safety for others to share their ideas more openly with you as a leader.
An individual will never be able to address the hardest problems and Create Win/Win Solutions if they first are not courageous to uncover what they are so we can address them.
If you are looking for a useful tool, the SWOT + Questions method allows individuals to analyze the internal and external factors of their situation/problem. The SWOT + Questions Graphic Organizer is available on the SHOP as a PDF download.
What are some areas in your life, personally or professionally, where you know you need to spend time interrogating the reality of the situation?
Who in your life or on your team can be a safe person for you to practice Interrogating Reality Together?
What are some ways you could collaborate and show appreciation for others on your team?