2. Make Sense of the Situation


In a time of change and churning the old rules break down. It can become easy to misinterpret events and difficult to predict what will happen next. At the same time the reactions of people under stress can make it difficult to make sense of what is happening.

This chapter contains two tools for making inner sense of our situation. The first provides  a structured approach for calling on the power of our intuition. It helps us find the patterns that our unconscious minds have already spotted but which our conscious minds cannot yet see. The second enables us to identify and resolve the mistaken assumptions and inappropriate emotional responses that times of change can bring.

Together, these tools enable us to make clearer sense of the situations we face and find more options for moving forward. This deepens the grounding we established in Chapter 1 and provides a solid base from which to make any strategic or tactical assessment.