Net Leadership: the new paradigm of leadership
The Net Leadership is about realizing and accepting one’s own Unique Talent as a first step, then entering within the personal space and net-working with others.
Realize your unique talent
It’s unique because it is distinctive. Everyone has a “unique talent”, it characterizes you, it distinguishes you, very often it is what’s easy for you and what leads you to feel that what you do makes sense for you, for others and for the world; it’s your mission of life.
Sometimes the discovery of talent does not happen because we do not accept it, or we think that what is easy or what we are passionate about us cannot be our true talent. But who said that “having a hard time” is the measure of every talent? Many say so … We need a paradigm shift then.
Accepting means accepting a gift, your talent. The moment you really choose who you are, things happen more easily and you overcome difficulties with courage. You accept a gift that brings you into a flow that will often take you where you are supposed to be. There will always be haters who say “it’s not true, real life is different” but the satisfaction thermometer is something we can all deal with and can distinguish, if aware.
For this reason, the work on the realization of a talent on a personal level is an education. At the company level it is a work of culture and mindset that must be created. The paradigm works if there is widespread awareness / culture on which it can turn.
Your Personal Transformative Purpose.
Act within your own space
Once your unique talent is realized and accepted, you act it in your own space. And you have to occupy all of it, neither more nor less. Responsibility is therefore seen as a space to be filled without invading the space of others. It is a concept of responsibility that is no longer linear but spatial. You connect with others, first of all, because you recognize their talent and their space, bigger or smaller than yours, it doesn’t matter. Your role is like any other, even if you are a leader. You never invade other people’s space. It’s like in a volleyball game, the coach trusts you with a role to play in a space. If it is really your role, your talent, you fill it all up and have fun winning with the team. Within the company if there is a culture of talent, your space is the delimited field of your job description. However, very often, misunderstandings are generated in organizations by the lack of this kind of approach. This is the case of the people who invade the space of others to cover empty spaces.
Fill your own space
Boost your own and other people’s talent
You recognize your talent, accept it, act in your space, let others manage their own. Then you start to improve your talent and other people’s talent. There is a defined time (on / off) when you can enter the neighbors’ space and a time when you let others enter yours. You contaminate yourself, you get inspired, you let people criticize you in order to improve, to manage things even better. Then you go back to experience what you have been aware of with others. Improvement is a co-creation.
Imposing excessively or agreeing with old managerial paradigms, or rather the customs of hierarchical paradigms widespread within the organizations, no longer apply here. There is exchange, opening, correction and negotiation.
Mentoring as a co-creation
Have fun, which means think differently
Talent makes you have fun but it is not a simple “fun”. It’s rather a frame switching that makes the very sophisticated human machine that you are work better. Just as I am doing something else or I am distracting and “diverting” the flow of ideas from the target (“divertire” in Italian derives from the Latin word “divertĕre”, which means “to look away”). I know I will have the right idea, and I know why it always happens like this, I work like this when I get rid of guilt or a worn-out idea of being “always present”, “always in control”. Just like when you get the right idea, just when there is no more time, simply because it’s time to have it. Time is not so much tied to an outdated idea of work, so I turn work activities and fun activities on and off to have a more balanced life, but it is tied to the responsibility I have with myself and with others . I know that I have to occupy all my space, I know how I work and I trust it. I have experienced that different thinking often arises from the change of a context that brings me enhanced thinking, especially if I switch the frame by doing something that nourishes me. The time of fun does not live on guilt, but on responsibility and lightness. It was the mantra in Einstein’s action.
Divertĕre is the key to think different
Go straight to the point
Simplicity is what distinguishes a Net Leader’s way of communicating. And it refers to the scientific principle according to which, other things being equal, greater plausibility must be assigned to those that can be formulated in the simplest way. Because simplicity is the resolved complexity, it is the desire to communicate by connecting to everyone in an inclusive way beyond all the mental, social, and corporate superstructures. It is the way to communicate between different cultures and different generations.
When everything is clear