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A revolutionary building block for Enterprise Agility

What do you know about one of the key building blocks of Enterprise Agility?

Enterprise Agility is different from the agile of 2001 (Agile Manifesto) and even has different foundations than what many people call Business Agility and what’s being evolved by some institutes or groups around the world. 

Enterprise Agility contains several fundamental building blocks that help build the companies and leaders of the future. One fundamental building block of Enterprise Agility is Intellectual Humility (IH). IH means acknowledging that there are gaps in one’s knowledge and that previous beliefs may be wrong. 

 

IH is conceptually different from general humility or modesty. Whereas general humility is concerned with how people think about their weaknesses and strengths in all areas, intellectual humility focuses on acknowledging one’s own ignorance and intellectual fallibility.

One fundamental building block of Enterprise Agility is Intellectual Humility (IH). IH means acknowledging that there are gaps in one’s knowledge and that previous beliefs may be wrong. 

 

IH is conceptually different from general humility or modesty. Whereas general humility is concerned with how people think about their weaknesses and strengths in all areas, intellectual humility focuses on acknowledging one’s own ignorance and intellectual fallibility.

 

A secret to Leading During High Uncertainty

As markets accelerate, organizations must make difficult decisions. Leaders face unique and unexpected situations or market disruptions. 

While it’s easy to recognize the limitations of one’s ideas in situations where little is at stake, people are less likely to exhibit Intellectual Humility (IH) when much is at stake. And this is where intellectual humility is a breakthrough that can help solidify leaders who can help organizations be always readyalways responsive, and always innovative (the 3 universal outcomes of Enterprise Agility).

Leaders with greater IH are in turn better able to manage their emotions in difficult situations. We also know that executives with higher levels of intellectual IH information from the environment more fully. They absorb more information and involve more people in decision-making.

A breakthrough in organizational Change

IH can have a distinct brain activation that allows them to make better decisions. This is scientifically proven, and until now there was no framework or model to increase the intellectual modesty of people… but that’s changed.

Enterprise Agility provides a foundational building block to understand the importance of IH in leaders, executives, and others, and how it impacts customer value, company value, and employee wellbeing value when the company is exposed to accelerated change.

This is where the Lighthouse Model comes in. The world’s first model that enables leaders to increase their Intellectual Humility, thereby improving their collective decision-making and the future of the company.

Don’t miss Irena Pavlovska Krivosheeva from Agile Balkansfacilitated by Ben Hutchinson. A talk about the revolutionary Lighthouse Model and the science behind it.

Subtitles are available in French, Portuguese, Turkish, Chinese, German, and Spanish presented by Enterprise Agility University. Send Irena Kudos if you enjoyed her presentation!

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Erich R. Bühler

erichbuhler@enterpriseAgility.University