In today’s rapidly changing world, exploration is essential for individuals and organizations to thrive. Constant change means that leaders often find themselves in unfamiliar territory, or what we call the Unknown Zone. This kind of ambiguity can be overwhelming! And when you step into the unknown thinking the way you’ve always thought and acting the way you’ve always acted, you could struggle. But when you think like great explorers or entrepreneurs (i.e. Amelia Earhart, Elon Musk, Ernest Shackleton, etc.), you will be better equipped to navigate through constant change.
Therefore, we define Exploratory Leadership as:
The act of traveling in or through the Unknown Zone in order to learn about it.
The art of motivating a group of people to act toward achieving a common goal.
The art of motivating people, including yourself, to effectively travel into the Unknown Zone to discover more possibility and create the future they desire.
We all want more possibility. Now get out and explore!
Extra Credit: Think about the last time you explored. How did that feel? Where else can you explore to evoke the same feeling?