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22 Passion Accelerators

Our new book Be a Person of Impact (POI) will help you accelerate passion and cure resignation & Dead People Working™

For a more positive spin on last week’s say it forward, entitled: “what kills passion,” here is a list of ideas to grow, inspire and accelerate passion in your life and at work. These 22 ideas are a good place to start, but if you want more, we invite you to order an autographed copy of POI. Simply e-mail us at info@freibergs.com

  1. Clutter kills passion…Unstufficate, organize, do a spring clean.
  2. Bureaucratic complexity kills passion…Ask less, DO more.
  3. Stupid systems kill passion…Be the change. Improve a system.
  4. Too many meetings kill passion…Host on time standing meetings.
  5. Backroom politics kills passion…Say NO! Do not engage.

for ideas 6-22

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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22 Passion Killers to Correct

Check out our list and Do Something Now, be accountable, lock arms with a trusted colleague…here is a keynote to show you how to Be the Change you want to create. Bring passion back to work.

What Kills Passion?

Want to determine the cause of Dead People Working™?

The list below is a good place to start:

1. Clutter kills passion.
2. Bureaucratic complexity kills passion.
3. Stupid systems that hinder smart people from doing great things kill passion.
4. Unnecessary, boring, poorly run meetings kill passion.
5. Backroom politics kills passion.
6. Indecisiveness kills passion.
7. Tribalism kills passion.
8. 15 More Passion Killers to Avoid and Correct…

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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It’s better to say NO!

 POI Page 87 

Being too busy to fulfill your commitments is a self-inflicted syndrome and it will reek havoc on your reputation, your brand, your impact and your ability to be a trusted leader, a trusted colleague and a trusted friend.

Are you busy? Too busy? Over extended? Have you over promised and under delivered?

Some people grow accustomed to the stress of being busy. And sadly some people even think it’s “cool” to be busy!

Well the truth is, if busy and over extending is compromising your ability to follow through and get done what you committed to do, then it might be better to say no.

To be a great leader, to build a great brand, to be a Person of +Impact, sometimes you have to graciously decline (say no) to be a person of integrity.

If you are over extended or know someone who is, in our most recent book, Be a Person of Impact (POI) strategy # 7 Say No! Get it Done offers helpful advise on the importance of being able to say no.

Most people would rather you graciously decline than over promise and under deliver.

To grow and honor your integrity, who have you said YES to and how can you reach out (vs. go radio silent), apologize, get it done and self correct by graciously saying “NO” next time?

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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When Vision Isn’t Possible

Harvard professor Linda Hill, co-author of “Collective Genius,” has studied some of the world’s most creative companies to come up with a set of tools and tactics to keep great ideas flowing — from everyone in the company, not just the designated “creatives.”

Here is our summary:

Leadership today doesn’t mean the leader has all the answers, but rather, the leader must be gifted at getting others to think about being a social architect of the culture and work environment in order to gain great ideas from everyone. That means we need to foster the freedom to openly debate, test ideas, listen to learn (not just to respond) and be willing to refine our approaches in order to discover our best path forward.

With innovation and change often times there is no path or the path is uncharted… so having a clearly defined vision may NOT be possible. So without a clear vision we need players, leaders, an executive team willing to engage in collective debate, even heated arguments, all for the greater GOOD… to grow and drive your team or company in the right direction, toward change and improvement.

Our big take away from Hill’s talk: Innovation requires all of us to re-imagine our corporate space, the hierarchies, functional boundaries, silos/tribes and even our roles to re-create a place where EVERYONE can share their individual genius (ideas) to achieve collective genius (innovation, change and improvement). Innovation rarely happens without diversity, conflict and disruptions – It is time to welcome in the disrupters!

What are YOU doing to rethink your corporate space, hierarchies, functional boundaries, silos/tribes and even your leadership roles to inspire collective creativity, increased collaboration and innovation?

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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Creativity Ground Rules

Harvard Business Review recently published some interesting findings that offer a new angle for improving creativity and innovation in teams.

Here are the highlights:

Groups working on design, writing, and R&D projects rarely suffer from a lack of good ideas. The problem tends to occur when a member (or members) of the team think of themselves as the “artists” or “owners” of the idea/project and have a hard time accepting the creative ideas of others. In others words, problems occur when people are good at idea making, but lousy at idea taking.

If you are an idea rejector (or work with someone who is) try using these 4 strategies as team ground rules and you should see an improvement in collaboration and creative outcomes.

1. Think of new ideas as inspiration… Not challenges.

2. Put on your poker face… Don’t react emotionally.

3. Noodle on it… Give yourself time to think before you respond.

4. Be open and become a learner…Not a resister. (For more on “Why do people resist“)

To read the full HBR article…

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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