The hardest person to give advice to is yourself (because you’re the only one that knows what skeletons you hide in your closet.) So pretend you’re giving advice to someone else instead.
Here’s something that beats most other reflection exercises you’ll ever do: Make a ‘Top 3 rules for doing x’ list. It’s simple, can be done individually or as a group after the end of a project, month, year or decade. So here's a few of mine...
Lately, I’ve been reflecting on a few of my own limitations. (I find it’s a healthy way to keep my decision making aligned with reality). What has jumped out at me this week is a couple of areas of mental blindness. So in the spirit of group growth, let me share them with you.
My obsession with simplicity is almost cult-like. It’s one of the key tenets of both my business and my own life. Too much is hidden in artificial, lazy complexity - making the world a worse place for it. ... But there’s also dark side to it.
I often see leadership teams that are trying to catalyse positive change but who are struggling with a staff base that are just chugging along. Not highly motivated, nor in the depths of despair. Any attempts to get this group to improve are met with a nonchalant “meh”. This week we explore why.