Communication often gets strained and confused when the sender and receiver make assumptions about what a word means. For example, what does opportunity mean?
In the speed of our everyday activities, how often do you appreciate your life, work and all that is around you? I just returned from several weeks in Peru and realized how there is so much I take for granted which deserves to be appreciated. Like what…?
According to the 2012 released IBM survey, Leading Through Connections – Insights from the Global Chief Executives, the expanding connectivity of all aspects of business is changing how people engage – with each other, with customers, with suppliers and with their job functions. Is your mindset ready for the new and ongoing change?
24 hours a day… 365 days a year. That’s the time we have to accomplish everything we want and need in a year. That is the status quo of time. What would you do with an extra 24 hours?
Have you ever said you wish you had more time? Of course, we all have. With Leap Day, you have been given 24 hours that you did not have last year and will not have next year. Wow, what are you going to do with your 24 hours?
Did you set some 2012 goals? Have you made progress in the last 30 days on your goals? Yes – excellent keep it up. No – time to look at your mindset – is it supporting or limiting?
The end of the year! It seems to occur so quickly now. This is a great time to look back and reflect on and learn from the past.
Common Courtesy – seems to be a lost concept! What I understand as common seems to have become sporadic or rare. Have you experienced that?
Does training get the expected results? How long does it last? Why is it that companies repeat the same kind of training year after year? Is it a belief that repetition will create awareness and then people will change their behaviors? And how is that working for everyone?
Do you discriminate? Your initial answer is probably No. However, I would challenge you to consider again and broaden your perspective.
Do you take notes when listening in a meeting or to an interesting speaker? What do they look like? Key words taken to prompt details later? How well is that working? Are you ready for a new way to take notes?