A wise man once said to me ‘everything is just a dream until you commit to it out loud’. He was talking about all the thoughts and ideas we have going on inside our head. The results of thinking things through. All that time spent reflecting and analysing. The ‘I really should’ thoughts. The ‘that’s what I need to do’ thoughts. The ‘I wish I could’ thoughts. His view was that we put ourselves on the hook if we said them to someone else.
I think the saying is not everything though. The key word in that is ‘commit’ .
Experience from learning how to play the guitar causes some reflection on the typical approach to development of leadership / business skills. A spaced / coaching approach is more likely to deliver results than an immersion approach.
We all know we need to have them, we all know they are valuable, we know that sooner rather than later is a better approach, yet everyday we avoid and put off having courageous conversations. Most people I talk to dislike being the bearer of bad news and so avoid giving people feedback, primarily due… Read more
During changing times it’s important to continue to demonstrate your leadership – and to avoid being distracted by too may extraneous issues.
Good teams take time to become that way. All the research shows that good teams put effort into being a team as much as they put into delivering their purpose.Good teams do all the things that the research says it takes to be a good team because that’s what the research says and they start off by wanting to be good. But are they truly high performing?