Billions of dollars are lost each year by companies that are unwilling to embrace change. Edwin Bosso has contended with this reality throughout his 25-year career.
Even leaders who claim to have an open mind about change, who would say that transformation is possible, freeze when confronted with deterrents. “The board will never go for this,” “The cost is too great,” and “We’re doing just fine” are the death knells of innovation. Many businesses find themselves falling behind the competition because of fear—fear of introspection, fear of rocking the boat.
“Transforming a business is hard,” Bosso admits. “But its precious outcome should serve to fuel our resolve, and help us get over the very first hurdle of self-censoring.”
In his book, 6,000 Dreams, Bosso dissects the hesitations that business leaders face and presents a clear path through the haze of transformation. Through this assessment, Bosso hopes to tear down the wall of self-censorship, encouraging leaders to honestly evaluate their personal readiness for change.
There are no wrong answers in this assessment, only honest ones. Your responses will not be shared. The goal here is to see how you view transformation and whether or not there is work to be done in your business.
Let’s get started!
Complete the following sentences with the answers that most closely reflect your current situation. Approach all 10 questions with candor, and remember, there are no wrong answers.