What are you here for?
By Suzanne Lamont
Mark Twain famously said there are two important days in our lives, the day we are born and the day we find out why. My why is simple. I am here to develop the next generation of leaders. I am here to help them improve the organisations and teams they lead; to create better places for us all to work and fulfil our potential.
When Taranata chair Paul Atkinson announced its acquisition of Hanya Partners Ltd and introduced me to Martin Ewart, CEO Taranata Group, I found a progressive individual and team who wanted to create a fairer, better future. In other words, to make a difference. I am delighted to lead Hanya Talent & Organisation Health, a new business line of Hanya Partners.
We believe that healthy organisations are productive, effective, sustainable and ultimately more valuable. We believe that when all the parts of an organisation work seamlessly in unison, it thrives and prospers. And we believe the inverse is true: an organisation that is disjointed with variance in performance is unlikely to fulfil its potential. There is no point having a Formula 1 engine and substandard tyres.
We have spent the last several months getting to know our clients in new ways and in challenging new situations. We have hosted closed events to allow deeper dialogue on the challenges and opportunities they face. We have provoked and listened deeply to our clients, learning with them how we can respond and adapt to the challenges faced.
To help our clients address these, we have formed what we believe to be the most exciting partner eco-system in our industry. We have assembled the best thinkers and practitioners in our field: in coaching leaders, leadership teams and leaders in transition; in assessing and developing leaders; in designing future organisations and business cultures.
We have a voice and will enjoy using it. You will hear from us in the coming weeks and months on topics that are on your agenda as leaders, or should be. For example:
We highlight the neglected issue of how CoVid has impacted the careers of young people. We will bring you ‘The Secret Conversation’ about the population demographic that found themselves hurtled back to the kitchen and the school room as result of COVID.
Raising ourselves up out of individual issues – CoVid is the symptom, the real issue is disruption and acceleration – we will bring you ‘Organisations, Jim, but Not As We Know Them’ – a look at themes of digitisation, 5IR humanocracy and operating models of the future. And, if other pressing topics grab our attention we may go there too. We will go were the world of people and organisations takes us. That’s the journey we are on. We like fellow travellers. Come with us . . .
Author: Suzanne Lamont