Every company and leadership team - no matter how successful - operates within self-imposed mental boundaries, based on the old expression "You can't see the label if you are inside the jar". Taking the ‘6 Question Test’ is a simple, immediate way to expose your self-imposed boundaries.
Understanding the limitations revealed by your answers allows you to re-calibrate your mindset, leading to powerful, new insights for high growth, expanded relevance and strong customer attachment. This is especially critical during a period of extreme disruption, such as the current Covid crisis.
The 6 Question Test:
1) What animal would you pick to symbolize your company?
2) What business are you in?
3) Who are your most important competitors?
4) What is the starting & stopping point of a typical customer’s experience with your offering?
5) What should be the goal of innovation?
6) On a scale of 1 to 10, how closely linked is customer satisfaction to your company's future success?
Crisis Antidote: Lifelong Learning
Knowing how to continuously re-imagine, reinvent, and refresh ourselves is central to our ability to master uncertainty. This has been made all the more critical by the current crisis. I am actively focused on the future of Lifelong Learning, and spent time recently in Madrid with ThePowerMBA team - a fast growing pioneer in transforming adult education.
Here is my short conversation with Borja Adanero Guinea, one of the co-founders, on how they are disrupting traditional MBA programs:
Re-Imagining Boundaries with Six Senses
I think you will enjoy this fun interview I did with Carina Lipold-Lenz , of the Wellness Innovation Team at Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas . Our short repartee contains both practical tips and inspirational examples on how to re-imagine boundaries and turn crisis into opportunity.
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How do you generate insights to re-imagine the boundaries of your business? You immerse yourself in new experiences that stimulate your senses and challenges your perceptions. Here is an inspirational example and photo by Curtis Michelson https://www.linkedin.com/in/curtismichelson/ during his recent trip to Mexico City:
"We found these handmade slingshots at a cute tucked away artisan market called "Mercado De Artesanias de la Ciudadela". The energy is good here. For Americans looking to have their senses heightened and their cultural and cognitive biases thoroughly disrupted, take a trip and make some excursions on foot. Meet the real people. They seem to be fully awake to their potential as a dynamic force on the world stage. Mexico is alive and well, and in some respects out innovating its northern neighbors. Slingshotters take note!"
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