The Open Leadership Network and Business Agility
Everyone wants enterprise-level business agility. But the reality is that business agility is not really possible without the use of Open patterns of organization, Open patterns of leadership, and Open patterns of communication and interaction.
Open patterns encourage and then support very high levels of employee engagement, which is absolutely essential for success in achieving enterprise-level agility. Where employee engagement is weak, results are weak. Where employee engagement is strong, results are also strong.
The mission of the Open Leadership Network is to teach Open patterns and practices throughout the world, so that organizations, and the people in them, can thrive.
Through our programs of continuing education, we teach these Eight Patterns of Open Business Agility:
Invitation-Based Change™ and Inviting Leadership™
Invitation-Based Change is a proven approach to enterprise-level change that uses an inviting style of leadership, with intent to engage as many people as possible in the change process. Inviting Leadership is an Open pattern that acknowledges that lasting change is best invited, and cannot really be imposed. Open patterns of leadership and organizing are always invitational in nature, and designed to engage as many employees as possible in the change process.
Business Agility is not really possible without implementing Open patterns and practices. Open patterns and practices are INVITATIONAL in nature. What brings us together is our intent to expand the understanding and use of Open Patterns and Practices, in service to greatly improving the results of agile and digital transformation efforts worldwide.
Employee engagement is the missing ingredient in the “transformational change” recipe. Worldwide, the essential nature of employee engagement is routinely ignored. Methods, frameworks and practices are offered as “transformational” solutions. But if they fail to address the issue of employee engagement, there is not going to be a “transformation” of anything at all. That’s because employee engagement is essential:
Transformations can’t be accomplished without others helping voluntarily, & people don’t help unless you engage them first.-Geoffrey Moore, world renowned management consultant and author of the books CROSSING THE CHASM and ZONE TO WIN
We offer continuing education, community, and conferences for decision-makers…and the professionals who serve them. We teach the mechanics of employee engagement. We teach the core patterns and practices of Open Business Agility™ and Invitation-Based Change™.
Our progressive courses of education in these patterns are delivered conveniently, online, and also in traditional classroom formats.
Worldwide, our Members are applying Open Business Agility™ and Invitation-Based Change™ in countries across the globe. These countries include:
- Hong Kong
- The Netherlands
- New Zealand
- The United Kingdom
- The USA