Friday 20 February 2015

There's a mismatch between what science knows and business does

The headline of this blog is a quote from Daniel Pink's excellent book, one of three of Daniel's books that are on my recommended reading list for real leaders. Please scroll down to the middle of the page here to access this list.

In 'Drive' Daniel highlights 3 specific areas leaders need to focus on, namely autonomy, mastery, and purpose, in order to increase the levels of self-motivation of employees and ultimately their well-being and performance.

Of course many business leaders still focus on the old carrot and stick approach - there's a mismatch between what science knows and business does.

Another mismatch is:

“Most of us think about ourselves as thinking creatures who feel but we are feeling creatures who think, and we live in a society that values what we think over what we feel”
Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, a leader in the world of neuroscience.

Watch an excellent TEDx talk by Jill here.

For many years now I have used the science of quantum leaps to help my clients to transition from where they are to where they want to be. I first discovered this science when a client of mine kept saying "We need to stop thinking small and start thinking quantum leaps." I was able to share with him one day after doing some research that his idea of quantum leaps was actually incorrect.

Following the principle of the science of quantum leaps is often a game-changer for my clients.

Of course perhaps the biggest mismatch between what science knows and business does is in the area of climate change. Are you ignoring the science? More importantly are you ignoring what you can see with your own eyes?

In what areas of your business is their a mismatch between what science knows and what you're doing?

What quantum leaps will you take today to change your situation and therefore vastly improve your personal and business results?

Be remarkable.

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