Friday, 26 May 2017

The wonders of WYSIATI and WYSINATI


Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman's book 'Thinking, Fast and Slow' which is about the reliability and unreliability of the intuitive and conscious minds and human rationality, irrationality and other thought provoking concepts, made my top 21 recommended reading list for many reasons.

One reason is WYSIATI - What You See Is All There Is. 

I made up WYSINATI because I believe it is also a key part of our lives. What You See Is Not All There Is!

For me WYSINATI is a key to successfully working together.

The songwriter Scott Wesley Brown wrote “No one of us has got it all together, but all of us together got it all.”

Take time regularly to be aware of how bias effects your decision making and make a concentrated effort to find out how other people see situations. You will find this is crucial to sustaining shared-view in the seven areas of significance where the most successful leaders stand out.

I've written about the seven areas extensively. Below is an overview and a link for your further work.

There are three worlds.  The world in here, that’s my world.  The world out there, that’s your world. The world that really matters though is the world we share (ours).


Think about this - all the troubles of our world can be traced to a pre-occupation with the world in-here or the world out-there, rather than the world we share (ours).

Stop focusing on your view or trying to change someone else’s view and have the courage to get in the middle.

You can download a special, short blue paper that will help you here. This will get you working in your own best way on the seven areas of significance as follows:

1. where you are (reality)
2. where you're going (possibility)
3. why you're going there (purpose)
4. how you will get there (strategy)
5. who will do what and when (execution)
6. how you will know you are on track (milestones and lead measures)
7. how you will behave along the way (culture and values)

Be remarkable.
Ian
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