Monday 29 December 2014

The foundation for success in everything

It is easy to live in an either/or yours/mine world.

The reality is we can, if we choose to, live in three worlds, yours, mine, and ours. And herein lies the foundation for success in everything.

Our world is the most powerful. Some writers have called it the third way. I believe ours is the relationship harmony point, the glue if you will, that binds us together as life partners, families, communities/tribes, teams, clubs, cities, towns, villages, and the great opportunity - our whole world.

Discovering and maintaining shared-view requires an honouring of yours and mine and a willingness to not be precious about either, rather to embrace both, and then to co-create ours which transcends yours and mine.

Honour everyone else’s way. Be confident in your own way. Transcend both and find a way together.

I have found that foundational to all success in organisations is a shared-view about:

where we are (reality)
where we're going (possibility)
why we're going there (purpose)
how we will get there (strategy)
who will do what and when (execution)
how we will know we are on track (milestones and lead measures)
how we will behave along the way (culture and values)

Forget about new years resolutions. Instead have the resolve essential to find shared-view with everyone with whom you live and work.

Be remarkable.

“I keep six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew);

Their names are What and Why and When and How and Where and Who.”

Rudyard Kipling

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