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Archive for May, 2015

9 Words

 

You can change your day with 9 words.

According to a 2014 Work Stress Survey conducted by Nielsen, 80% of U.S. workers admit to being stressed at work.

What causes stress? Here are the top five most commonly identified sources of stress:

1. Money

2. Work

3. Economy

4. Family obligations

5. Personal health concerns

We all know it’s very difficult to focus and bring our best to the team and the job if we’re stressed and distracted by worry, fear and anxiety.

Performance drops, leadership is compromised and innovation is stifled. So how can we take charge and be more intentional about how we show up? We can start by learning how to manage our subconscious mind.  But first it’s important to know, the conscious mind controls the subconscious. Our subconscious mind wants to be a diligent soldier by doing what it is told by our conscious mind.

Think of your conscious mind as the steering wheel and your subconscious mind as the vehicle. As the conscious mind turns the wheel the vehicle responds accordingly and goes in the direction it is guided to go. Our minds work the same way, if we wake up stressed, anxious and uncertain and think about all the bad things we’re up against, it’s likely to be a bad day. We then begin to filter everything through a lens of stress and fear.

On the other hand if we take charge and manage our words, thoughts and minds our behaviors and day should follow accordingly.

So what do we suggest? Before we get out of bed and process any parts of our day say these 9 words and repeat them throughout the day:

“Today is going to be my best day yet.”

Cheers,
Kevin & Jackie
Speaking on Leadership, Innovation, & Global Trends…

Creating the BEST places where the BEST people can do
their BEST work to make the world BETTER.

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Do Something Different

Recently while doing a workshop on DO SOMETHING NOW a senior leader took issue with this quote in the book:

Your Lock on success is only as good as your last piece of work.

No one is paying you today for what you did yesterday. When you stop bringing something fresh and exciting to the game… the game is over.

The point was, if what I did yesterday worked and worked well, why abandon a process or approach that works? Good point, right? In other words, not everything requires fresh, exciting, or different.

This is our response:

The quote actually follows a discussion on DSD (Do Something Different).

DSD = Unforgettable

Unforgettable = Category of one

Category of One = Define the rules of the game

Rule Maker = Competitors have to play catch up

Do Something Different demands people who are willing to dare to try, dare to think big, act bold, strive for different— fresh and exciting. You might not always choose a different course but the idea is to engage in “YES and” thinking and to avoid “Either or” thinking.

“Yes and” allows you to “what if” ideas to life. “Either or” forces you to “yeah but…” ideas to death.

Think about your last contribution, should you stay the course or consider adding something different to the journey? Don’t think, “either or.” Think “YES and…”

Yes, it worked…AND is there anything new or fresh we can do to make it even better?

Continue reading…

Cheers,
Kevin & Jackie
Speaking on Leadership, Innovation, & Global Trends…

Creating the BEST places where the BEST people can do
their BEST work to make the world BETTER.

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Drive

We’re sharing an article written by Tyson Henrie, Sundance Ski Team Coach and one of the most fun, fearless, technically gifted skiers we know.

Our son, Dylan, is on the Sundance Ski Team and when this article came in from his coach, addressed to the entire team, we read it and thought it would be interesting to “say it forward.”

Why an article from a ski coach in May… out of context and season? We believe and know through our own athletic pursuits that tips, strategies, perspectives and lessons for success are transferable. As you read we hope you’ll borrow and share it with other coaches, athletes and any kind of team members who might benefit from Tyson’s insights. Enjoy…

Cheers,
Kevin & Jackie
Speaking on Leadership, Innovation, & Global Trends…

Creating the BEST places where the BEST people can do
their BEST work to make the world BETTER.

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Still NUTS about Southwest

Watch a quick and fun conversation on change, service and leadership between Herb Kelleher, Founder & Chairman Emeritus and Gary Kelly, current Chairman & President, Southwest Airlines.

Their conversation in a Nutshell:
If you don’t change you die…
The strength of your company is your people and the essence of your people strength is your culture…
If service is in your heart you cannot NOT do it…
Leadership is about genuinely caring for your people.

For more on Southwest and the world famous culture they created check out NUTS! a how to on creating your own strength through people and culture.

 

Cheers,
Kevin & Jackie
Speaking on Leadership, Innovation, & Global Trends…

Creating the BEST places where the BEST people can do
their BEST work to make the world BETTER.

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