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Business as unusual

WWDC 2016 Keynote
Apple is simplicity in motion.

 

WWDC 2016 Keynote
Apple makes tools for people who want to change the world.

 

WWDC 2016 Keynote
Tim Cook opened with a moment of silence at yesterday’s (June 13, 2016) World Wide Developer’s Conference.

 

Business as unusual.

What is possible at work?

Coming up in three weeks will be the one year anniversary of zeroing out my email inbox, sent, and trash folders.

No easy task.

However, beginning the day with empty (except what came in while sleeping) folders changes things.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

 

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Muhammad Ali quote

Muhammed Ali quote
Muhammad Ali quote

 

Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.  – Muhammad Ali

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

 

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Leadership is such an underused competitive advantage

FHSSA Basketball state championships
The Lakeland Center

 

FHSSA Basketball state championships
Head Coaches and Team captains.

 

FHSSA Basketball state championships
Our High School advances to tomorrow’s State Championship Class 3A final.

 

Leadership is such an underused competitive advantage. Everything rises or falls because of leadership. Talent is important, and so is teamwork and drive.

Carving out time to think about this is rare.

You are the CEO of You, Inc.

Your leadership deserves reflective time to decide how and what you spend your time thinking about.

Why?

Because what you think about drives what you do.

i used to spend a lot of time doing the wrong (lower priority) things right.

Now for example, i carve out two hours every morning to get ready for a single day.

Over-focus on the same things others under-focus on or ignore.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

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The main reason organizational culture change fails

iPhone calculator
Yesterday’s published blog total. Today it changes to 12,702.

 

The main reason organizational culture change fails is because CEO’s are focused on technical changes instead of adaptive changes.

The cultural disfunction never gets better because CEO’s are attacking symptoms, not causes.

This becomes an insidious pattern of dependency.

Meaning, the sense of urgency, and the fire drills to put out the fires are something people respond well to because the culture is reactive rather than proactive. And there is a “high” you get from “being productive” (putting out fires).

No one (stereotypically) in the organization with influence knows how to be proactive. At least that’s what it feels like to nearly everyone on the front line.

This is where i come in.

Reference: Ronald Heifetz, the nature of adaptive leadership on You Tube.

 

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So grateful for having to work so hard for so long

Disney Customer Service Keynote Speaker
Weird how 600 people seems like a small audience to me now. Montreal, November 2015.

 

So grateful for having to work so hard for so long.

Not only am i closing in on the eighth consecutive year of prolific blogging, i’m also one month away (as this is written) from beginning year eight as an entrepreneur. Six and a half of those years i was also working at Disney Institute.

You know those lists of great reasons – the amazing benefits that are touted –  for becoming an entrepreneur?

They are under-rated.

 

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