You may not know that we have a facebook presence at https://www.facebook.com/thebuchaninstitute. To introduce you to the conversations happening there I thought today I'd repeat them here as a single post with a little more comment.
You've all heard it. TEAM stands for "Together Everyone Achieves More". How many teams are you involved in that are together only in title and not practice? Without the Together, your team is TORN: "Team Opportunities Result in Nothing." (original fb post)
Some ideas, like this meme on the mnemonic for TEAM, pop up regularly in our training culture. They are easy to understand and have a life of their own. Sadly, that means they can be easily dismissed the second, third or thirtieth time you've heard them.
Robbie Williams on the truth
"Well, there's three versions of this story. Mine and yours and then the truth" sings Robbie Williams in the song Shame. Wise words to take into your next business meeting when opinions get heated. We're not responsible for what may occur if you sing them though ;-(original fb post)
Popular culture can be a source of learning for all of us if we listen. The assessments we carry with us can easily be confused with "a truth" which is also different from "the truth". For more on this read the April edition of Human Nurture.
Conversations and your responsibility
Speaking means being 51+% responsible for a conversation's outcomes. Listening also means being 51+% responsible for a conversation's outcomes. Today, put in your 51% regardless of which side of the conversation you are on. (original fb post)
Simply put, if understanding is missing, it's your responsibility. Never blame others for their inability to understand what you're explaining or failure to help you understand their ideas.
We're all different
Different personalities show up as having different priorities in the workplace. Do you ever consider that when you mouth off about someone's poor performance? Learn to work together. (original fb post)
Too often we forget that we are not all the same.
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