In his latest publication, Patrick offers insight on how to cut the organisational and operational dead weight to climb higher, faster. “The Light and Fast Organisation “presents a blueprint for organisations looking to thrive in today’s rapidly evolving business landscape.
This book makes use of the many parallels between business and mountaineering and proposes an alternative to the VUCA paradigm. Patrick’s book shows strong skills and effective strategies you need to adopt an ‘Alpine Style’ approach to business—to become comfortable with being uncomfortable, to be able to reach the summit.
Case studies from both business and mountaineering illustrate the benefits and practicalities of becoming light, fast, and agile and underscore the importance of self-awareness and self-reliance in minimising your exposure to risk.
Leaders must accept the current VUCA state and assess their preparedness, but it’s possible to move beyond it by ingraining a ‘light and fast’ approach at the core of their organisations’ values and operations. It’s only through reaching beyond the ‘safe’ zone that we learn what we’re made of, and build the foundations for successful leadership and teamwork. “The” “Light and Fast Organisation” is your practical coach for climbing the mountain, and your guide to the quickest route to the summit.
Patrick Hollingworth, a leadership and teamwork expert, attributes much of his knowledge to being an accomplished high-altitude mountaineer. Having participated in 11 international expeditions and having achieved an unguided ascent of Mount Everest, Patrick knows what it’s like to go out of the comfort zone and persevere through uncertain conditions. He has brought his expertise— helping leaders and teams perform at their best despite complex organizational landscapes— to the world’s leading organizations in Australia, Asia, Europe and North America. And he continues to do so today.
Patrick’s keynote presentations include:
- Light and Fast: A Blueprint for Organisational Leadership in a VUCA world
- Leadership, Teamwork and Engagement in a VUCA World
- Safety and Risk Management – Staying Alive in a VUCA World