A faster cycle of change

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Learning faster than your competitors can lead to a competitive advantage. So can changing faster than your competitors.

What you learn has to be translated into change. And that suggests a continuous feedback loop of perceiving and change.

It works like this:

  1. Make initial observations and de­­scribe or define them.
  2. From that description, set your intention.
  3. Act on the intention—but not defensively. Reach out to employees and customers.
  4. As a team, observe again, doing the best you can to downplay history and everybody’s preconceived notions.
  5. Swap your original intention for a new one. Repeat.

— Adapted from The Art of Quantum Planning, Gerald Harris, Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

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