Monday, 29 August 2016

Complimentary online events for pioneering, forward thinking, curious people

I’m very grateful for many reminders recently that my raison d'ĂȘtre is to be in the room 1:1 and in small and large groups with pioneering, forward thinking, curious people, wanting to shift away from the status quo when sameness is no longer serving you.

I'm conducting a series of special complimentary online events using the great Zoom technology every Monday in September 2016. The subject is the 3 pillars of the new world of work.

The 5th September event at 8 am London time is for sole practitioners only. Find out more and register here.

The 12th September event at 8 am Melbourne time is for micro and small business owners only. Find out more and register here.

The 19th September event at 8 am London time is for senior leaders only. Find out more and register here.

The 26th September event at 8 am Melbourne time is for women only. Find out more and register here.

As with my all my presentations and mentoring, what I say at these events is important,
yet nowhere near as important as what you hear yourself say to yourself, and then do your own unique work.

The Appreciative Leader numbered limited edition handbook events

And speaking of events have you guaranteed yourself the V.I.P. fee for The Appreciative Leader handbook events by emailing me or completing the survey.

Find out about the 5 options here or go direct to the survey here.

Be remarkable.
Ian

If you’re in the room, be in the room.
Nigel Risner

Friday, 26 August 2016

"It's not the big that eat the small, it's the fast that eat the slow"

I'm very much valuing my study of this book.

You can get the book here, and make a difference yourself.

In today's fast-paced world being fast is a key to your success.

Contemplate the following quote from the book by Founder and CEO of Xero Rod Drury, and take action.

It's not the big that eat the small,
it's the fast that eat the slow.

Who will you become and what will you do next?

Be remarkable.
Ian

Monday, 22 August 2016

Being a disruptive influence for good

The very best leaders I know are disruptive influences for good. How they go about it is the subject matter for today's Monday Morning Momentum video below and the update to handbook number #4.



You can download the handbook from here.

This is the final in the series on the 8 roles appreciative leaders play remarkably well. For your convenience all 8 videos are here.

Look out for an announcement next week as to what's in store for you from September.

Today also marks the final stages of my journey to put the 4 handbooks provided to you this year into one resource.

Based on generous and candid feedback I've upgraded about 30% of the content, as well as added new material.

I expect my editor will be back to me with her thoughts and suggestions next week, meaning I'm on track for September publication.

Next week I'm meeting with my printer to finalise the cover and look of what will be a numbered and signed limited edition A4 manual. I'm also in the process of completing the companion resources web page which you can view here.

If you'd love to elevate your leadership impact, ensure more people are leading and being accountable in your business, and have increasing discretion about where to best focus your personal time and energy, then this handbook is for you.

​Inside this carefully handcrafted guide are the 29 proven principles that my clients, since 1991, have found to be the most valuable in their personal and business lives, and that they’ve learned to apply in their own best ways. There will only be 250 copies printed.

You can only receive your copy by participating in a special online or in person event.

Please complete the survey here to indicate your preference/s. 

You'll be under no obligation. I'll be in touch with you in due course. Your deadline to complete the survey, which will only take you a minute, is midnight AEST 29th August 2016.

Be remarkable.
Ian

Friday, 19 August 2016

Overcoming the common barriers to learning

There's no surprises in the diagram below which I copied from the report you can download here.

What is surprising is that according to the report these barriers to learning are still widespread.


What plans do you have in place that are being executed that means you're overcoming these barriers?

Be remarkable.
Ian

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

3 keys to consistently performing at your best

I love the diagram below. I found it here.

Should the word "calling" put you off, use my role, descriptors of roles you play, or other words that suit you.


Who will you become and what will you do next?

Be remarkable.
Ian

Monday, 15 August 2016

Knowing uniqueness and sameness is a key to better performance

The following lines from this Seth Godin blog made me think:

"Because, while we're each unique, we have far more in common than we're comfortable admitting. Amplifying our differences may make us feel special, but it's not particularly useful when it comes to getting better."

I'm currently helping one of my clients to upgrade their position descriptions or as I prefer to call them, role clarity statements. Each person has the same position (role) yet they work in different territories.

We began with the same position description that was written a long time ago. What we've discovered is that while a lot is the same for each person's role, everyone has relationships with different people, and therefore there are many differences in how value is delivered to each of these relationships.

Now that we have zeroed in on what's the same and what's different we have been able to tailor make a learning and development program that will help individuals to get better as well as the team to get better.

My client is applying in their own best way a key principle of success - it's who before do. This is the first principle explored in my soon to be released handcrafted guide, The Appreciative Leader. Find out more here.

What's different and what's the same for the roles your team members play?

Who is each person serving and what value must be delivered to each person?

Knowing uniqueness and sameness and working on getting better in both is a key to the consistent high performance of your team as individuals and as a team.

Who will you become and what will you do next?

Be remarkable.
Ian