Friday, 1 July 2022

Sustaining shared-view complimentary online course upgraded for you

I've upgraded this complimentary online course for you. Here's the course.

The four minutes and three seconds video below introduces the five micro areas I've added to the seven macro areas.


Most of our troubles, personal, local, organisational, national, and international, are fundamentally based in our perceived need to hang onto the world in here (my view), our issues with the world out there (other people's views), and, our failure to focus more on the world we share (ours).

The exciting news is that when we find and sustain shared-view (ours) we can triumph over all our troubles.


Become the wise leader you want to be.
Ian

Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Sustaining a shared-view about outputs is a key to well-being and productivity

My LinkedIn newsletter on 22nd June 2022 was about Human being centred designed productivity.

In the article I suggest that productivity is still about efficiency and effectiveness, yet when it’s human being centred designed, efficiency and effectiveness are achieved within a bigger objective of enhancing the human experience as well as human well-being.

A key to this is sustaining a shared-view about outputs.


I find that there are three main reasons for human conflict:

1. Disagreement about the outputs (read goal/s, objective/s, or aim/s).

2. Disagreement about how the outputs, goal/s, objective/s, or aim/s will be achieved.

3. Assumption of agreement in 1. And/or 2., and a negative response when such assumptions result in perceived betrayal. 

I suggest seven special steps to successful collaboration

1. Establish that there is agreement concerning the outputs, goal/s, objective/s, or aim/s. Don’t move on until you are absolutely certain there is agreement.

2. State what you can and will do to achieve the outputs, goal/s, objective/s, or aim/s.

3. Ask the other person or people involved to state what they can and will do to achieve the outputs, goal/s, objective/s, or aim/s.

4. State what you feel are the milestones or quantum leaps (small yet significant shifts) that will indicate that you are on track to achieve what you say you will in 2.

5. Ask the other person or people involved to state what they feel are the milestones or quantum leaps that will indicate that they are on track to achieve what they say they will in 3.

6. Agree on the dates and times that you will be in touch with each other to discuss progress and celebrate achievements.

7. Confirm in writing via email or letter your agreements in 2. through 6., and ask for a confirmation response from the other person or people involved.

Two podcast to help you

The secret to collaboration is sustaining shared view.

Collaboration - an essential skill for thriving in the 21st century.

Adopting the above principles in your own best increases the likelihood of our human being intrinsic motivators being met. According to Daniel Pink (in his great book Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us), and I agree with him, the key intrinsic motivators are:

Autonomy:
the urge to direct our own lives.

Mastery:

the desire to get better and better at something that matters.

Purpose:
the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves.

Become the wise leader you want to be.
Ian

Friday, 24 June 2022

Conversation About Conversations Part Three with Allan Parker

Once again a great thrill to engage in conversation about conversations with my friend and colleague Allan Parker. Apologies we had some sound wobbles a couple of times.

This time we added Allan's great Stay Above The Line model to the magical mix of ingredients for conversations that count.



Become the wise leader you want to be

Ian

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

'Tuning In' with Jessica Berry

Below is a 42 minutes and 22 seconds video conversation with my daughter Jessica about her new and refreshing program 'Tuning In'. 

Jessica describes 'Tuning In' as 

"Returning to your eternal innate Knowing, Truth, Wisdom and Magnificence

and Discarding the untruths and misbeliefs of the limited time-constructed self

Through intuitive inquiry and co-attunement we journey within to meet our True Self."


Commencing 25th July Jessica is hosting a 3 conversations series 'Tuning In'. All the details and registration are here.

Become the wise leader you want to be.
Ian

Monday, 20 June 2022

We Need To Talk - the power of intention, storytelling, conversation and commitment

Below is the unedited video of episode one,  season two, group one of The We Need To Talk Experience.

It demonstrates how one of my main methodologies (pictured) works.



Should you like some help in making this methodology work for you, in your own best way, please contact me on +61 418 807 898.

Become the wise leader you want to be.
Ian

Friday, 17 June 2022

Conversation About Conversations Part Two with Allan Parker

Once again a great thrill to engage in conversation about conversations with my friend and colleague Allan Parker.

We've added civility and calmness to candour, conviviality, compassion, consciousness and compelling to the essentials for human being centred conversations.

We also looked at what Allan calls 'episodic episodes' See his flip chart below.

Here's part one.


Become the wise leader you want to be.

Ian

Monday, 13 June 2022

SD X SV + OMofCTC = being the best I can be

This post builds on Friday June 3rd post about Being the best we can be and behaving decently.

I've been giving this further thought and have expanded the suggested actions.

SD X SV + OMofCTC = being the best I can be. 

Self-development multiplied by shared-view plus ongoing mastery of conversations that count = being the best you can be and behaving decently.

Here are the seven keys of self-development:


1. Know yourself.
2. Hear your hear first, engage your mind second.
3. See, hear and understand others.
4. Play to your strengths.
5. Communicate with clarity, confidence and certainty.
6. Present with presence, purpose and through stories that inspire.
7. Collaborate.

Here are the 12 foundations of shared-view:


Macro level

1. Reality.
2. Possibility.
3. Purpose.
4. Strategy.
5. Execution.
6. Progress.
7. Culture.

Micro level

8. Values behaviours.
9. Purpose of roles.
10. Outputs for each role.
11. How people are inspired to feel valued.
12. Other non-negotiables.

There's a complimentary online course here on the macro seven. I'll be doing videos over the next few months on the micro five, as well the seven keys of self-development.

Here are the 15 conversations that count:


1. Heart flow.
2. Process-practice review.
3. Self-talk.
4. Aspirations/Appreciation/Accountability.
5. Feedforward.
6. Feedback.
7. How’s things going?
8. Just being there.
9. Values behaviours.
10, After-action-reviews.
11. Mentor Moments.
12. Peer group.
13. Peer review.
14. Values exchange and delivery.
15. Weekly Check-ins.


Become the wise leader you want to be by turning the above lists into meaningful work for you.
Ian

PS Should you like some help check out my private roster bespoke mentoring program. I currently have a vacancy.