Conquering the Impossible: A Journey of Transformation with the RoundMap Framework

Conquering the Impossible: A Journey of Transformation with the RoundMap Framework

Over the past eight years, I faced a monumental challenge. One that often felt like an insurmountable mountain for a single individual to conquer. The task I had set for myself seemed to loom like an unconquerable fortress in the landscape of my ambitions.

The grand “castle” of enterprise dynamics I often had to construct in my mind frequently crumbled into ruins, casting me into moments of despair and even periods of melancholy. The pursuit of understanding every facet of the enterprise, from the front lines to the non-executive board, from the minutiae of daily actions to the grand tapestry of governance, from the subtleties of leadership to the very essence of corporate culture, was, to put it mildly, a daunting endeavor.

However, as time passed, I found myself gaining a profound grasp of the intricate tapestry of business. I could now survey it from every conceivable angle, from top to bottom, from left to right, and even from the inside-out as well as the outside-in. A sense of accomplishment, hard-fought and well-earned, gradually settled within me.

Previously, I had been driven by the need for external recognition, seeking validation from others for my toils. Now, I found solace and strength in self-reflection and self-appreciation. It was not that I had ceased to care about how my work was perceived by the world; rather, my inner journey had grown in significance.

My creation, the RoundMap framework, emerged as a beacon of guidance, leading the way towards a fairer and more equitable business landscape. It was designed to serve the interests of all stakeholders, to generate substantial value, and to steer enterprises towards enduring prosperity, both for themselves and those they touched.

But this journey would not have been possible without the unwavering support of my dearest friend and beloved spouse, Stella. She stood by me through every twist and turn, even when tempting offers crossed our path. It is to her unwavering support and love that I dedicate my life’s work.

Stella

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  • Edwin Korver

    Edwin Korver is a polymath celebrated for his mastery of systems thinking and integral philosophy, particularly in intricate business transformations. His company, CROSS-SILO, embodies his unwavering belief in the interdependence of stakeholders and the pivotal role of value creation in fostering growth, complemented by the power of storytelling to convey that value. Edwin pioneered the RoundMap®, an all-encompassing business framework. He envisions a future where business harmonizes profit with compassion, common sense, and EQuitability, a vision he explores further in his forthcoming book, "Leading from the Whole."

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