When we think of Scavengers the immediate imagery is often of a vulture picking over an animal carcass to it’s bare bones. Not pleasant, and not, on the surface, a source of much inspiration or indeed, hope.
Travel a little beyond that initial image and you will arrive at the intrinsic qualities that lend themselves so powerfully to leading successfully through uncertain times.
Think; resourcefulness, curiosity, agility, focus, innovation, enterprise, adaptability, resilience, pragmatism. Uniting to be unafraid of the unexpected, equipped to deal with the challenging and inspired to reimagine .
These are all traits I have found in abundance in Scavenger leaders I have met over the years. People who have transformed companies, reimagined new futures, galvanized thousands to make a difference, even on a global scale.
From tackling food poverty, healthcare, climate change, to reinvigorating carpet companies, regenerating a city, rethinking finance, education, Scavenger leaders create a growth mindset in the midst of rapid change .
These qualities not only give a competitive edge, but help us actually relish the turbulence.
With a buccaneer spirit these undaunted leaders navigate the storm of uncertainty with clear focus, discipline, and by creating a community spirit able to transcend challenges, and discover new solutions for stubborn problems.
Ultimately a Scavenger mindset creates hope, and inspiration.
Hope ,through becoming more resourceful you discover you already have what you need,the talent and will to succeed.
Inspiration by creating a sense of community people are motivated to achieve far more, face real challenges and ignite a sense of possibility and discovery.
Our mistake with uncertainty is to sweat over the wrong stuff. Invest too much time, energy and money on things that either don’t matter or over which we have no real power.
We waste colossal amounts of time fussing over details that drain our energy, and distract us from what really matters, and from where our influence is greatest.
Scavenger leaders succeed because they focus on building powerful relationships that work better, creating high performance environments.
Uncertainty is not something to tame and contain, it is something to accept and master.
To grow and build a successful life or business in uncertain times, we need a Scavenger mindset to set light to possibility and build community around complexity.
If you would like to know more about how to build a Scavenger mindset, let me know and I will send you free chapters from my book that I hope will begin that journey to inspire you.