Friday, 22 June 2018

Collaborate

I'm currently presenting and hosting a series of master-classes as I complete the writing of this final book in a trilogy.

Learn more about the master-classes held in Ballarat on the fourth Wednesday of every month.

Each master-class is standalone and is on one of the 12 fundamentals of law of the farm leadership aka fully human leadership.

The 12 are pictured at the bottom of this post along with a link to the pulse check where you can assess where you're at and where you can move to in each of the 12 as well as the 5 foundations and 5 faces.

This post is the Collaborate chapter of the book.

In a nutshell

Every problem/challenge in our world today (and in your life) is a human one. Every solution has relationships with other humans at heart.

My friend and colleague Keith Abraham says: “Achievement is never an individual activity.”

And it’s literally about matters of the heart.

As reflected in the compete with yourself exercise to change an outcome/results we must modify/or change intention, feelings, thoughts, behaviours/actions. Intention and feelings are the fertile ground and ploughing, the hard work!

“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.

There’s a link to a great TEDx talk by Jill at the companion resources web page under Action 2 - Collaborate.

The other side of the compete with yourself coin is collaborate.

At the heart of collaborating of course is relationships. To improve/sustain highly valuable and mutually rewarding relationships we must change or modify how we contact, connect, establish/sustain common ground or shared-view and demonstrate commitment with other people.

3 Recommended Actions

1) Write down your greatest collaboration or relationship story and one where you failed. Who will you become and what will you do next to better live the lessons from these experiences?

2) Review the seven special steps to successful collaboration on pages 99, 100 of Changing What’s Normal with your team/performance partners and explore changes/modifications you could make to your relationships. The seven steps are available for your convenience at the companion resources web page. 

3) a) Review your diary for the past month. Are more than 75% of your actions some form of communication or conversations with family, friends, colleagues and stakeholders? How could you better invest your time and energy to build and grow high value mutually rewarding relationships? b) Choose a theme song for collaboration and play it regularly to get into the state right for you.

Recommended Deep Work

1) If you have not yet watched the compete/collaborate video and started to make the compete with your yourself and improve relationships exercises part of your routine then now is a good time to start You'll find this at the companion resources web page. 

2) For your business/organisation staying in touch with customers/clients and continually adding value to the ways you delight them is fundamental to remaining relevant and successful. Explore with your team how you could better utilise the contact-connection-common-ground-commitment as a service-sales-experience and value adding cycle.

3) What is a major collaboration you have thought about however not yet acted on? Who will you become and what will you do next to better turn your thoughts into reality?

I encourage you to share your progress at a first Monday of the month Accountability Accelerator.

Be remarkable.
Ian

"You lead best when the best version of you, leads the best version of us."
Matt Church

Below are the other fundamentals to law of the farm leadership aka fully human leadership.


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