The British people have just voted in a period of unprecedented uncertainty. People in power will have to decide what the future looks like. Everyone else is wondering how this is going to impact their livelihoods, their jobs and their families in the years ahead.
Do you have people around you who can help you anticipate the future for your industry and your company, and help you navigate the changes to come? Who will help you decide what your part in shaping the future should be, and support you to get there? Who will be in your corner as you’re buffeted by unwelcome developments?
- Operational network – the people you need to get your job done
- Personal network – friends, family and trusted advisors, in particular people who help you grow and develop
- Strategic network – the people who can help you anticipate and shape the future
Most people significantly under-invest in their strategic networks. At a recent workshop we ran for emerging leaders in a UK bank, the group scored their strategic network at 4/10 on average. Until now, they have been too busy getting the job done.
After the Brexit vote, that has to change. Whether you are a business leader confronting a turmoil of uncertainty, or one of the 75% of young people whose hopes for a future within Europe have been overturned by your elders, you need a way to identify what might happen – the most probable futures that lie ahead – and think about how to prepare for them. You need a personal boardroom.
To help you navigate the post-vote, pre-Brexit world, we are opening up our personal boardroom online tool to you. This will help you identify the people you need around you to survive – and even thrive – in the new world.
Go to my.personalboardroom.com.
And please pass this link onto a young person.