Watch Listen Read Allowed to be Happy I was talking with one of my friends recently, and she reflected on her current situation. Like many folks out there, she’s striving to buy a house. In Australia right now, that’s a particularly challenging thing to do in any sensible kind of way, for any sensible kind of price! During the conversation,
Watch Listen Read Great Expectations begin with Great Clarification I recently had a chat with one of my team about some work they were undertaking. The client was an internal team member, and it hadn’t gone as well as planned. Ever had that – Internal or external, where the client was less than pleased? I know I have been there,
Watch Listen Read Fake it till you make it. When I was a young person, having just finished a teaching degree, I remember being given a few ‘valuable’ pieces of advice that confused me. The main one, the one I recall foremost was, ‘just remember, fake it till you make it!’ (The second in line was ‘don’t smile until Easter.’
Today, I want to have a deeper conversation about decomplexification.
So much of the time, we’re focused on simplification.
We often want to find solutions to problems by simplifying or stripping things down to their bare bones, wiping the slates clean.
While it’s important, it isn’t a silver bullet.
In fact, sometimes simplification just creates more problems.
So, what should we be doing instead?
What we really need more of is this idea of decomplexification.
Click below unpack what I mean – and what that could look like in your business.
Watch Listen Read I Choose to Drift When you think about the word ‘drift’ or ‘drifting’, it’s likely you have a few negative connotations that come up. The idea of drifting usually conjures images of ‘floating away’, moving away from what is intended, without control – or the ability to take back control – when it might be needed. You’re
Watch Listen Read Clutter A confused or disordered state or collection; a jumble. Let’s talk. I’ve got to say, I am really lucky. I get to meet with talented people seeking to do amazing things in the places where they work. So often though I see those same people, (and teams, and organisations) working under layers of unnecessary complexity, something
So much of the world has been struggling this year. COVID-19 has brought upheaval, challenge and change to most of us both economically and socially – not to mention health consequences – mental and physical. For many people, the global pandemic has been just one extra layer of struggle on top of countless others they were already dealing with in
“You’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you’re never as bad as they say when you lose.” Lou Holtz Psychologically, we humans are a fascinating bunch. Whatever is happening now has the power to influence what we think; the way we think; and our beliefs about our potential. When times are good, it feels like
I think a lot of us – myself included – lose sight of the fact that business with an “i” doesn’t always have to mean busy-ness with a “y”. When I say business, I’m referring to whatever work or activity you do that crosses the six elements of life. Business is not necessarily restricted to what you do within your organisation or
Forget yesterday – our reality is today In many ways, the past six months have seemed like one long, dark night. The darkness of COVID-19, with its lockdowns and disruptions, has extended to many aspects of our lives. In fact, all six elements of life – health and fitness, family and friends, lifelong learning, spiritual and mental wellbeing, adventure and