DEVELOPING A NOMADIC MINDSET FOR AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE

A SHIFT IN MINDSET REQUIRES A WILLINGNESS TO LEARN


Right now, we’re all experiencing all sorts of “shifts”. From increased reliance on man-machine collaboration to innovative workplace thinking. Unprecedented shifts in the way “things are done” in the workplace is something we’re all facing.


The more I look into the workplace landscape for 2022, the more I realise that there is a need for organisations to encourage their employee culture to adopt a “nomadic mindset”. This mindset, as explained by Kevin Cottam, a Canadian TEDx and Global Nomad Keynote Speaker who has studied the ancient leadership wisdom synonymous with nomads in countries like Mongolia, Kenya and Morocco, is a mindset shift into a new way of thinking based on something very simple: never settle for too long.


Kevin explores three themes when unpacking this mindset:


DEPARTURE

DISCOVER

DESTINATION


Similar to a nomadic way of life, these themes are applied to leadership and a way of thinking as a leader in particular. What’s interesting about this, is that it is totally counter-intuitive for how we have all been taught to think at school and in big business for the last 80 years.


That’s why such a radical mindset shift is needed by everyone right now; into a nomadic mindset. This mindset is needed in all aspects of leadership, whether you are developing a new team, new products, new strategies and by all leaders, whether you are a decision-maker or not.


LINKING MINDSETS AND META-SKILLS


So, how do you learn to shift to this nomadic mindset?


You might have heard me talking about meta-skills in my keynotes and presentations. A meta-skill governs your ability to improve on other skills, which is essential in a business future where we cannot control & predict what skills are going to be needed like we have in the past. According to a Forbes article, examples of meta-skills include:


PERSPECTIVE–TAKING: The ability to see the world through someone else’s eyes

PAIN–SPOTTING: Solving a client’s business pains

STORY–TELLING: Explaining how you solved a client’s problem in a way that they (and others) understand

INTERVIEWING: Asking a question and actually listening to the answer

CONNECTING THE DOTS: Incorporating important external information into our thought processes and decision-making processes


These meta-skills require personal mastery skills, like understanding your unconscious bias & living with genuine confidence.


THE ART OF APPLYING NEW MINDSETS


By unlocking your own Personal Mastery, you will begin to develop meta-skills that improve the way you handle yourself and how you handle situations in your personal and professional capacity.


You’ll begin to innately understand how others see the world. You’ll make better decisions. You’ll begin to listen to yourself and others more carefully. You’ll begin to solve problems in a way you never thought possible.


My challenge to you is this: make 2022 your year of mindset shift. If one of the above meta-skills sparked your interest, contact me about kicking off your journey to Personal Mastery. Not only will you unlock uncomfortable truths about yourself and the world, but you will learn to use these truths to develop important meta-skills to help you to never settle for too long.


For more information about joining one of my Personal Open Groups in 2022, please email sam@saffronbaggallay.co.za. You can join on an individual basis, or invite your team to take part in this journey to Personal Mastery. I promise you, this is something that will help you tackle 2022 in a way you never thought possible.

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