Right answers to wrong questions virtually guarantee failure. I prefer to think of "failure" as feedback that the path I was following wasn't getting me to what I wanted. If we want better answers, ask better questions. In fact, consider Michael Schrage's "The Ask."
"Who do you want your customers to become?"
He writes in the business context. I am reflecting on the question in other areas of life that requires influence (e.g. parenting, career, consumer). It's a framework for "strategic introspection" how I want to show up in the dynamics of constant change and evolution.
If anything, it'll make you more aware when "google," use your smartphone, order at Starbucks, vote in this election - you'll see that you are already part of the dynamics and transformation. It offers a framework for conscious choices.
My "job" description: "Leaders help people paint themselves into pictures of what’s around the corner in the universe of “not yet.” The Result: "Passion ignites when people see their potential in new pictures they help paint."
Doesn't that help make the canvas of life exciting to paint on for yourself?
If we think of leadership as influence in an interaction, who isn't a leader? Just think of the influence and impact you have through your example.
"Leadership is as local as any of us sitting at our desks or collaborating in an online meeting or via social media or working in our communities – and as global, connected, and far-reaching as time, distance, and technology can take us. In an instant, it stretches across cultures and many dimensions of difference. We all are part of an emerging diverse, global leadership corps with opportunities every day to influence something or someone."
When I talk about "energy" I'm taking into account physical (as in article) as well as mental, emotional, and spiritual. Raising your energetic profile as well as engagement in what you choose to do, LEADS to productivity and ... enjoyment.
What I take is that people who achieve what they define as "winning" do it because they have both the energetic capcity (highly anabolic) and full engagement. Now, as you read this, think less about the context of "winners" and "losers" and more about high energy leaders and low energy leaders. Perhaps we can all play the games at our best.
We interpret everything we take in through the senses. Everything is filtered based on our beliefs so we see what we expect to see. If you want a different future, you need updated filters to interpret differently.
"Most people let old ideas influence current decisions. But true strategic thinkers interpret situations from many angles and come up with better solutions. Every time."
'Courage is the first of the human qualities, because it is the one that guarantees all others," said the Greek philosopher Aristotle. And it's true, especially when it comes to creativity and innovation.
And following an intuitive hit this morning, I was reviewing how I could do more for my clients to help them access the powerful place where synergy of the analytical mind and creative senses could sponsor creativity and innovation in themselves and those around them. My Genius Mind led me to this article.
Courage is key to empower the genius that is within yourself; to be free from the fear of what others may think; from worry of getting it "wrong." Courage to develop and unleash your creative potential. There exists a practice that supports you in accessing your highest energy level so you can free both your passion and expertise - inspiring innovation and co-creating what didn't exist before.
Like Barry Posner, bestselling co-author of “The Leadership Challenge” you are a "leader, a follower, a colleague." In Energy Leadership terms the moment of interaction is a moment to be a leader, to have influence and impact. As you see yourself a leader, now ask yourself how you want to lead. Model that to help develop leaders around you.
HR expert explains link between staff engagement and organisations' success. Smiles on the faces of your staff could mean productivity and sustainable business for your organisation, said human-resource consultant ...
We always act from our beliefs. What if you believed what Abraham Lincoln said? "That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well." Pick any context (author talks about continuing education) and notice who you inspire and motivate today.