Friday, 24 August 2018

Public wanted ex-PM yet party didn't, why I'm giving all media a rest

Below is the opening paragraph in a news.com.au article of July 16th 2018.

Malcolm Turnbull has widened the gap as preferred prime minister in the latest Newspoll, extending his lead over Bill Shorten to 19 per cent. Mr Turnbull has increased his preference rating by two points to 48 with Mr Shorten dropping two points to 29 in the last fortnight, according to the poll published in The Australian.

And yet just over a month later Mr. Turnbull has been taken down by his own party.

Even Parliament was suspended because the Government couldn't sort itself out.

In my view it should never have ended this way for Mr. Turnbull.

He strikes me as having the civility, dignity and the skills to lead us. Yet a few out of touch with the people members of his own party, behaving like bullies, believe their way is the only way, not the people's way. Classic tail wagging the dog.

The good news is that the bullies lost. We now have however a more conservative leader who I doubt can lead for all.

I predict that because of this and the chaos that led to his election, Mr. Morrison will lose the next election. This means we will have a Labor leader (so-called) who wasn't the preferred person by his own rank and file and is devoid of leadership skills.

From my perspective mainstream media is complicit in all this appalling behaviour. I have lost faith in most journalists now as well as the Parliament.

Just another reason I'm having a media (mainstream and social) free month from 5 pm tonight as I announced last Monday.

See you in a month. And as per the link above please give me a call.

Be remarkable.
Ian

PS Why Everyone Should Watch Less News by Ryan Holiday

PSS and a very interesting piece from Dr. Jason Fox The Post-Social Media Era

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Matching conversation type to situation

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 'Matching conversation type to situation ' chapter of the book.
In a nutshell

Leadership has much to do with building and sustaining high value, mutually rewarding relationships.

A key component is seeing/hearing behaviour (acceptable and not), calling both out and facilitating conversations that appreciate acceptable behaviour, help people to be accountable when there's been slippage, and sustain or restore alignment.

Post these conversations it's important to document agreements and how progress will be made visible.

Mastery of 8 styles of conversations (includes communication in general as well as presentations) and 7 situations are essential for success.

These 15 elements are the subject matter for my ebook pictured below. Here's the download link.


3 recommended actions

1) Download the ebook above and commit to mastering each of the elements.

2) Undertake the performance possibility pulse check inside the ebook involving as many people who you work closely with and who know you well.

3) Commit to undertaking the pulse check regularly and sharing it and your proposed actions with your colleagues.

Recommended deep work

1) Commit to formal learning each year that means your continually improving your communication, presentation and conversation attitude and skills.

2) Work with mentors both inside and external to your workplace who will help you to apply your formal learning.

3) Become a communication, presentation and conversation mentor yourself to people inside and external to your workplace.

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

Below are the other fundamentals.




Friday, 17 August 2018

Are trillion dollar companies good for society?

If I was on the jury determining whether or not  trillion dollar companies are good for society we'd be undecided. What's your thoughts?

In my lifetime (I'm 64) society has become part of the economy instead of the economy being part of society. This leads to misplaced priorities and poor decisions.

I confess to being a satisfied Apple mac user. And I like what CEO Tim Cook says, nevertheless I'm nervous about companies having more cash than countries. Your thoughts?


"(Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) Chief Executive Tim Cook said on Thursday that the iPhone maker’s $1 trillion market capitalization was “not the most important measure” of the company’s success but was instead a result of its focus on its products, customers and company values."

Be remarkable.
Ian

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

7 essentials for ensuring your best communication, presentations and conversations

The unique combination and nuances of your communication, presentations and conversations attitude and skills are paramount because they determine the value of your relationships both personal and in business.

The value of your relationships of course determine your personal and business success.

Your ability and willingness to be candid, convivial and compassionate in all your communication, presentations and conversations are both the fast track and the best way to sustain high value, mutually rewarding relationships.

Here are my 7 essentials for bringing your best:
Be remarkable.
Ian

Monday, 13 August 2018

The unique combination and nuances of your communication, presentations and conversations

For me leadership is the art of ensuring people feel valued.

Only when we feel valued can we be the best version of ourselves, that one-of-a-kind human being that each of us is.

To succeed as a leader you must value yourself first which is why self-awareness is the number 1 essential skill of leadership.

Awareness of others is the number 2 essential leadership skill. We must invest time and energy in getting to know people so that we can truly value them and therefore embrace the art of ensuring they feel valued.

The unique combination and nuances of your communication, presentations and conversations attitude and skills are paramount because they determine the value of your relationships both personal and in business. 

The value of your relationships of course determine your personal and business success.

My latest ebook will help you to ensure that your communication, presentations and conversations are candid, convivial and compassionate which I regard as both the fast track and the best way to sustain high value, mutually rewarding relationships.

Inside the ebook there's a performance possibility pulse meaning you can assess where you're at and where you can move to.


Be remarkable.
Ian




Friday, 10 August 2018

To be or not to be?

My wife's passion for and involvement over many years in the theatre meant a pilgrimage some years back to the birthplace of William Shakespeare.

On our pilgrimage I bought a fridge magnet that holds pride of place on my office whiteboard.


“To be or not to be” really is the question.

And “This above all. To thine own self be true.” really is the answer.

Who will you become?

What will you do next?

Be remarkable.
Ian

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Your brain is a better camera than your smartphone

I love this article If you really want to remember a moment, try not to take a photo by Manoush Zomorodi and this image from the article.

Who will you become?

What will you do next?

because your brain is a better camera than your smartphone.

Be remarkable.
Ian

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

What's your process for keeping everyone on the same page?

I like the process from Stefano Mastrogiacomo from Strategyzer. Learn more about it.

What's your process for keeping everyone on the same page?

My same page is pictured below. Learn more about it and download it.


The process I teach my clients for keeping everyone on the same page is pictured below. Learn more about it.


Who will you become?

What will you do next?

Be remarkable.
Ian