‘The person who sweats more in training bleeds less in war’ – Robin Sharma. ‘By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail’ – Benjamin Franklin. ‘Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe’ – Abraham Lincoln. ‘As far as the World Cup is …
Resilience – The ability to navigate uncertainty. Ability to traverse adversities. The power of Resilience can’t be overstated.. How does one cultivate it (for oneself)? How do we nurture it in our team(s)?
Feedback – A powerful tool influencing performances. Has the ability to peak the performance, or to spoil it! What we say matters. How we say matters. And when we say matters.. Awareness – helps..
To be effective, needs to be non-judgmental. Every idea should be welcome, written down… Judgment is the fastest way to shut down the flow of ideas, creativity.. Therefore the caveat. Kill one idea early on with judgment, many more will be left unsaid. Are we (non-judgmental in our brainstorming sessions)? Can we be?
As an executive, how much time did I spend today on things that move the needle?
Is one’s character and reputation connected? Is it the same? Can it be different? All the time?
Feedback is often viewed through a frame of judgment: Good and bad, Right and wrong – Both by the giver and the receiver. Emphasis shifts to person, than action. These frames lead one to be defensive with own view. If feedback could be offered and received with openness, it becomes part of learning.. Opens up …
What can I improve today? It is well established that small improvements on a continuous basis leads to massively (disproportional) positive outcomes over a period of time. So, what can I improve today?
‘Do work that pushes you to your edges’ – Robin Sharma. Stretch.. Go to the edge of (one’s) limits.. Many a times, then we realise that the limits were self-imposed. The limits that we thought as limits once become new normal. Limits expand.
Stress comes from how one looks at events – not from the events as such. Does this awareness help us manage it better?