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To better disruption, be an explorer

Facing a decade of disruption, the #COVIDCRISIS heightens the importance of being perceptive, adaptive and resilient. The leaders are explorers who break free of convention in search of the next normal. 


Our in-depth research of hundreds of explorers reveal the following traits, important for succeeding over disruption:

  • Being fully present

  • Preparedness

  • Conviction 

  • Perseverance

  • Creativity

  • Courageous

  • Curiosity

  • Resilience

  • Risk taking

  • Independence

  • A higher purpose

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Why being an explorer is so important in the AC/DC (After & During Coronavirus) world

There are no roadmaps in the post-pandemic world. What got you here, will not get you there. The leaders are explorers tuned towards change and seizing opportunity.

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What explorer leaders do

We've decoded and created the explorer-quest leadership  (EQL) model. This model is a framework of how explorer leaders and their organisational culture functions:

  1. They strive to solve important problems that have a meaningful impact in their stakeholders' lives:

    • The goal is not a profit, profit is the result. Making a dent in the universe is what matters

    • The problems they tackle are either too challenging or have not been identified (The iPod gave people all their music on one device, long before they recognised or even believed such a product was possible).

    • Explorer cultures are not necessarily better at solving problems — rather they are better at finding big problems to solve. This is why explorer organisations and leaders are so disruptive in their own right. They do things others believe to be impossible

  2. Explorer cultures and their leaders consistently seek to do things differently:

    • They make the impossible, possible because they are open to new ways.

    • An insatiable curiosity in using new technology or business models allows them to challenge established dogmas and orthodoxies.

    • This enables them to consistently be ahead of, prepared for or actually be the disruptor

  3. Their objective is always a crystal clear inspirational destination: 

    • JFK wanted to put a man on the moon this decade.

    • Elon Musk wanted to build a electric sports car capable of beating a Ferrari.

    • Nelson Mandela wanted a free and democratic South Africa for all

The Explorer-Quest
Leadership (EQL) Model
Being an explorer is a mindset anyone can develop


Anyone, at any level, in any organisation can be an explorer leader.

The 2020s will be a decade of disruption. Explorers use their quests to bring their organisation's purpose and strategies to life. They use business as a force for good and  tackle the problems facing humanity with a keen eye for making a profit by doing good. 


The Infographic below, Leading Disruption ,The Explorer Leader Way represents an leader's journey and can be downloaded as a PDF here


explorer Leadership Infographic 01.04.20
If you would like to learn more about how you can build an explorer culture and leadership mindset contact Steve Treasure



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