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How to leverage the power of curiosity to build relationships and generate breakthrough opportunities.
Elite athletes have been using Mental Toughness, routines and focus and attention techniques for the last 30 years to increase their performance. We can apply this to meetings.
It’s common to hear people say that meetings are a “waste of time“, but this is an over-correction.Meetings aren’t inherently bad.
How to level the field for competence and against hubris.
How to be aware of your own cognitive biases.
"I used to think that if I just got really good at what I did, then I'd be a success. Turns out, that's way off base. Being good at the technical aspects of your job is important, sure...but if you're focused on that, then you're missing the point..."
So often the words stated in an organisation's mission and vision statements - and often plastered all over the organisation - are just meaningless platitudes that are the source of jokes and derision amongst the workforce...
"Once we know the outcome of a situation, we rationalize the reasons why it occurred and convince ourselves that we've learned something from it that we can use in making future decisions. As a result, we give unwarranted credit to such things as experience, intuition, and even common sense."
The capacity to solve problems is a necessary life skill and essential business skill. Problem solving in the workplace is critical to business survival and is the source of continuous improvement.
As Machiavelli put it so succinctly in "The Prince": "...there is nothing more difficult to arrange, more doubtful of success... than initiating a new order of things." Key pointers:
A White Paper published by Rick Maurer. Highly recommended!
“Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.”
Too often plans are made that don’t seriously look at potential pitfalls.
Managing change within "Business as Usual" - 4 key steps to incremental change
Say what you mean and mean what you say.
But do they feel what you are saying?
Communication is critically important for advancing your career. Whether you are a public speaker or spend most of your workday interacting with a computer screen or a steering wheel, effective communication skills will serve you well.
Here are the necessary elements for achieving peak performance:
The keys to constructive feedback are as follows:
Open Space Technology is a self-organising practice that releases the inherent creativity and leadership in people.
How to develop leadership capacities that would not otherwise be possible...
"One key reason why implementation fails is that practicing executives, managers and supervisors do not have... a good understanding of the multiple factors that must be addressed, often simultaneously, to make implementation work."
If you want to be a great leader, here’s what you should know.
This is the emotional dimension of leadership. It is about the leader’s ability to frame and deliver a message that resonates with their followers’ emotional reality and sense of purpose, and it motivates them to take action in a specific direction.
Entrepreneurship means exploring unknown paths, and sometimes that leads an entrepreneur somewhere different from where they started. The result can challenge not just their business philosophies but also their very sense of identity. A company’s future may end up riding on what happens next...