What Alexa Won’t Tell You About a “Conversation for Action”
Most requests made in businesses today are incomplete, or the very least lacking information to coordinate fully. We believe this is because of a lack of preparation.
Alexa, “What is a Conversation for Action?”
Conversations are required for everything we do from creating a new product innovation to ordering our coffee from our favorite coffee shop.
When Quitting is Winning
Quitting isn’t always negative. Every day we quit work so we can do other things, but also so we can rest and renew. When we grind on solving a problem, we need to let go and let it rest for a bit.
Manage Promises, Not Activities
Customers want a trustworthy promise and a satisfying outcome, not just hard work, good intentions, or excuses. Successful professionals know you have to satisfy your customers and have their eye on satisfaction, not just the activities involved.
Creating Breakdowns That Add Value to Your Organization
There is a skill in dealing with breakdowns and producing positive results with them. This skill of addressing a breakdown and creating a new future is an act that creates a commitment to take care of the breakdown with further action.
Manage Capacity, Not Time, to Avoid Overwhelm
Two huge problems in our work world today are overwhelm and over-commitment. Both lead to exhaustion, stress, anxiety, and poor performance for employees and teams.
Conversations and the Language of Leadership
Conversations don’t just describe actions; they generate them – if you know the structure and have the skill. Because generative conversations are the source of actions and results and are the very fabric of coordination, they are not discretionary.
Why the Best Performers Fail as Managers – 15 Keys to Success
In many organizations, the current top individual performer is promoted when a manager or team leader slot opens up. But many of these top performers fail.
Are You Time Starved?
We have more technology, tools, and access to media to supposedly help us, but a common experience is that we are not just “busy,” a common comment from our yesterdays, but we now feel that we don’t have any time at all.
Your Time is Your Work of Art
There are many ways we can think about our lives and live them. Some see their lives as prisons of obligation. Some see it as full of work that they sacrifice. Yes, our lives can also be a work of art. Designing a good life is an ancient theme that is missing for many...