Every day we are faced with the potential for conflict. Lose-lose battles are unnecessary, if the parties have access to simple negotiation strategies.
94 year old mountain climber Marcel Remy will inspire you as he scales the Le Miroir d’Argentine, a 1500′ high, mile-long limestone face in the Swiss Alps.
Google has identified five traits shared by high performing teams. They have also made available their Team Effectiveness Discussion Guide as well as a tool for fostering psychological safety.
The South Central Regional Information Center team engages in a high energy, collaborative strategic planning process. “We’re nailing it, absolutely hammering on our immediate priorities,” reports its director. “It’s been an awesome experience for the whole SCRIC team.”
Successful problem solving requires tolerance for ambiguity.
The world presents us with incalculable possibilities. Why do we so often reject them in favor of stale habit? Why are we inclined to sabotage opportunities for novelty? Embracing the comfort of the status quo is the scourge. Pursuing the adventure of novelty, the tonic.
Feel trapped by the circumstances or challenges you face? Need to reinvent your life? Solve a persistent problem? Renew a relationship? Visionizing is a powerful thinking technique designed to elicit transformative strategies and actions. Visionize and create your future!
The habit of seeking and acting on feedback is essential to good thinking, effective problem solving and high performance.
Two simple techniques from the worlds of negotiation and creativity can help you ferret out and eliminate the unnecessary discussion of disagreement.
Effective problem solving and decision-making requires that we embrace risk and accept our errors as portals of discovery.