I started the Flow(group) business exactly 25 years ago this month – in January 1998.
I can’t brag, because Google started up the same month.
For context, it was the year Apple unveiled the iMac; the Bill Clinton/ Monica Lewinsky scandal; the FDA approved the Viagra pill (not related); and the NI Good Friday Agreement (definitely not related).
During the time, in addition to the quotidian demands for change, our clients and our business has had to navigate 3 major Global Economic disruptions – spaced roughly a decade apart (just to keep us on our toes!):
-Dotcom Bubble Implosion (2000)
-Global Financial Crash (2009-10)
-Covid Pandemic (2020+)
What’s made the quarter-century journey most worthwhile is the Learning about Leadership.
It’s been like attending a real-time, experiential Leadership Academy every day for 25 years where the case studies are playing out in the raw, moment by moment. Witnessing the best and the worst of leadership has led to insights you couldn’t possibly find in any one book.
The Manifesto is a consolidation – into 25 Principles – of the essence of How to Be as a leader in a world of unending Chaos.
Episode 59 – Leadership in Lay-offs – Twitter Vs Stripe
Episode 58 – Leadershipinchaos.gov.uk – How Liz Truss authored her own downfall
Episode 26 – The Leadership Contribution
Episode 5 – Clarity in Chaos
Episode 3 – Communicating in Chaos