Lab 21: Cultivating (Human) Capabilities
In Lab 21, you can cultivate your (human) capabilities and harness your creative power while improving your practice.
"Where do you see yourself in 5 years' time"?, a friend asked me 15 years ago. We were having coffee in Café Américain, the oldest grand café in Amsterdam. I remember how awkward his question made me feel. I was in the midst of exploratory travels, post-graduate research and colourful encounters - so how should I know?
Shortly afterwards, I initiated TalkShop /2CG®, a visionary peer exchange learning approach that I have been applying and developing further with experts, artists and customers ever since. 2CG® aims at developing 21st century skills and unlocking the creative potential of individuals and organisations with a focus on their practice. Through customised content and artistic impulses we pay.attention to people and their human qualities, their professional practice, communicative behaviour, visionary thinking, mindset and empathy.
The question I want leaders, teams and organisations to ask themselves today is: "What capabilities do we need to cultivate in order to stay relevant?" In our fast-changing world, competitive market advantage lasts for one year or less. We cannot rely on traditional strategic planning and concepts anymore. And so I am convinced, now more than15 years ago, that we can best deal with the complexity of a globalised world and economy if we are able to communicate and collaborate across cultures, disciplines and hierarchies; if we are able to come up with good questions; if we are willing to explore new ways of thinking and doing; if we can adapt fast to new circumstances and continually improve our practice.
If you are not exactly sure where you will be in 5 years' time but are ready to explore new pathways of thinking and doing, tap the full creative potential of your team and try out new methods, contact me - so that we can find out how you can benefit from the 2CG® approach: firstname.lastname@example.org