Friday, 29 December 2017

Here's my 3 guiding words for 2018. What's yours?

Last year my guiding words were purpose, process and progress. Learn more in the post here.

Why THREE Words? I'll let Chris Brogan explain here.

In 2018 I'm staying with the same three words. I've not done this before. I have unfinished business.



I'm crystal clear on my purpose. I'm here to help reputable business owners and leaders, in your own best way, to create and deliver remarkable value in ways that are difficult to emulate (giving you competitive advantage), and achieve better business results at less personal cost.

I can be better at process and in measuring and making progress visible.

What's your three words and why did you choose them?

Be remarkable.
Ian

Sunday, 24 December 2017

We want to be fulfilled not engaged

I don't normally post on a Sunday. Today I'm making an exception because it's my birthday!

Partly because of the date many people are feeling overwhelmed or distracted.

I've chosen for many years to deliberately take a moment on this day to be grateful for my life and what has made me fulfilled.

'We want to be fulfilled not engaged' I plucked from this LinkedIn article by Aaron Hurst one of my favourite authors.

Helping people to be fulfilled has been a life-long quest. I think fulfilled follows valued and precedes feeling loved. I wrote a special report about these three some time ago.

You can download my special report here.


Because of my birthdate Christmas has never had any great personal meaning. I do get into the spirit of it and enjoy the family time. For me Christmas is not about anybody's birthday or buying more stuff or giving people things they don't need or want. Christmas for me is just another day to feel valued, fulfilled and loved, and to help others to feel the same.

Be remarkable.
Ian

Friday, 22 December 2017

What's worth celebrating?

Today I'm celebrating 44 years of marriage to my beloved Carol.

A key to our enduring love is that today isn't the only day we celebrate. We're grateful for every moment of every day.

What's worth celebrating in your life really? and What can be better?

I've been asking myself these two questions every day for more than 40 years.

I believe they're two very powerful questions because they ensure I began every day grateful and focused.

Try the above yourself for at least a month. It will help you to ensure that 2018 is your best year yet. Maybe this will become a life-long habit.

For more than a quarter of a century these two questions have been the foundation for informal and formal performance review conversations by my clients. Several clients began their team meetings with answers to these questions.

These two questions are critical in the quest of competing with yourself and collaborating with everyone else.


You can download my Changing What's Normal book with my compliments here.

Be remarkable.
Ian

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

The internet is not the answer

This is the book I'm currently studying along with Humans Are Underrated and a restudy of Technology v Humanity which makes my top 21 recommended reading list.

On page 157 author Andrew Keen says:

"... But of course, rather than democracy and diversity all we've got from the digital revolution so far is fewer jobs, an overabundance of content, an infestation piracy, a coterie of internet monopolists, and a radical narrowing of our economic and cultural elite."

At this point of studying this book I agree with the author. My distrust of Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg and Silicon Valley venture capitalists such as Andreessen Horowitz has increased.  Their tagline "Software Is Eating the World" is something I actually hate!

For your thoughts on the status of the Internet please email ian@ianberry.biz

I'll share my final thoughts on this book (and your thoughts with permission) in a blog post soon.

Be remarkable.
Ian

Monday, 18 December 2017

The 3 stages of leadership that the best leaders flow through every day

The above are the 3 stages of leadership that the best leaders flow through every day.

1) Central to change leadership is self-leadership. No one can lead successfully without first leading self. Success is based on the following premise:

The mantra for leading self is compete with yourself and collaborate with everyone else.

Learn more through my Changing What's Normal book which you can download with my compliments here.

2) Appreciative leadership is all about leading for others. It has much to do with fully appreciating 
People
Planet
Purpose
Process
Progress

Learn more through getting your copy of the signed numbered limited edition handbook here.

3) Being a leadership valueologist is all about leading leaders

Leadership Valueologist (verb): person fully committed to the art, life-long learning, unlearning and relearning, and daily practice of fully appreciating and getting the best out of themselves and other people, and ensuring people feel valued, live values and deliver value.

Join me for the leadership valueologist experience in 2018. Learn more here.

Change leadership (self-leadership), Appreciative Leadership (leading for others) and Leadership Valueologist (leading for leaders).

Be remarkable.
Ian

Friday, 15 December 2017

Creating and delivering value in ways that are difficult to emulate = competitive advantage

Here you can download pages 34 - 36 of my latest workbook. It's the section on delivering value.

We are all regardless of our product/s/service/s in the business of delivering value to all our stakeholders, value that they demand, desire, and feel that they deserve.

This download will help you in determining and delivering

what value employees want from employers,

what value employees want from each other, and

what value customers/clients really want.

Should you like some further help please call me on +61 418 807 898.

Be remarkable.
Ian

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

The shift from knowledge to relationship workers

A great insight from the book 'Humans Are Underrated' referenced in my previous post here is about the shift from knowledge to relationship workers.

This is a common topic in my conversations with clients and a key to success in this purpose age.


"In all past ages profit was the key driver.

Knowledge was power.

During the Industrial Age society became part of the economy, arguably our biggest mistake as a human race.

It’s meant we have plundered the earth’s resources.

In the current age purpose (our reason for being in business) is the key driver.

Trust is power.

Profit is seen as it should be, a result of being good at business, not a reason for being in business."

The above is from my ebook 'Meaningful Work and The Meaning of Life'.

Should you acknowledge the shift from knowledge to relationship workers then you will find my ebook a must read. You can download it with my compliments by scrolling down here.

Be remarkable.
Ian

Monday, 11 December 2017

Humans are underrated

This is the book I'm currently studying.

It will definitely make my recommended reading list.

While I love how technology can enhance the human experience I'm tired of all the technology talk about digital and data being the be all and end all and so I'm drawn to books like this.

A key insight so far is that human interaction rules our lives.

The author says "It's even more valuable than we may realize. In a surprising number of ways it holds the key to our value."

Who will you become? What will you do next?

Be remarkable.
Ian

Friday, 8 December 2017

Are these 6 school problems also in your business?

These problems exist in organisations too. Are they in yours?



Who will you become? What will you do next?

Be remarkable.
Ian

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Monday, 4 December 2017

What you're accountable for and what you're not

I'd guess that the number one topic I have conversations with my clients about would be accountability.

When it's said and done I'm accountable for my intentions, feelings, thoughts and behaviours. So are you.

We all get into trouble when we try and take accountability for other people's intentions, feelings, thoughts and behaviours.

Who will you become? What will you do next?


Possible Next Step:

Take the Reasons, Relationships, and Routines Guarantee Results complimentary course from here where you can watch the compete/collaborate video and download the Changing What's Normal book.

Be remarkable.
Ian