Why do our attempts to deal with the challenges of our time so often fail?
The cause of our collective failure is that we are blind to the deeper dimension of leadership and transformational change.
Why Leadership is important?
This ‘blind spot’ exists not only in our collective leadership but also in our everyday social interactions. We are blind to the source dimension from which effective leadership and social action come into being.
We know a great deal about what leaders do and how they do it. But we know very little about the inner place, the source from which they operate.
Successful leadership depends on the quality of attention and intention that the leader brings to any situation.
At its core, leadership is about shaping and shifting how individuals and groups attend to, and subsequently respond to, a situation. But most leaders are unable to recognize, let alone change, the structural habits of attention used in their organizations.
Learning to recognize the habits of attention in a business culture requires, among other things, a particular set of capacities and competencies.
Gemba (The Real Place)
What is Gemba?
A philosophy that reminds us to get out of our offices and spend time on the plant floor – the place where real action occurs.
How does Gemba help?
Promotes a deep and thorough understanding of real-world manufacturing issues – by first-hand observation and by talking with plant floor employees.