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.
Conversations are required for everything we do from creating a new product innovation to ordering our coffee from our favorite coffee shop.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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...