Friday Unwind – We don’t need reassurance. We need to show up and make a difference.

25 Sep

Good morning everyone.

Seth Godin is be far one of the favorite speakers, authors, and thought leaders that inspire this blog. Special thanks to a colleague from work who was willing to make a difference and shared this video from a recent conference.

This is 45 minutes of encouragement to stop waiting to be picked. We are have the opportunity to make a difference for those around us. As Seth notes, we need to stop waiting for reassurance and realize that “the most important work you can do….the speaking up at the meeting, the writing what needs to be written, the looking people in the eye….for that work, the less reassurance we can give you, the more important that work is.”

all the best, kevin

Friday Unwind – Growing through uncertainty

18 Sep

Good morning.

Another great video from Brian Johnson via the “Philosopher’s Way” You Tube Channel (please consider subscribing).

Sticking with this week’s ideas of uncertainty and dealing with anxiety, this video reviews a book called “The Obstacle is the Way.” In this video, he walks through three key points in how we deal with obstacles: perception, action, and will.

I liked this talk so much, I bought the book. Hopefully, I’ll get through it soon and will share my own thoughts. Enjoy.

“We need to take our finger off the panic button. And we do that by getting our control of our perception. We need to get our minds right.We need to appropriately see reality and respond with grace and poise.”

all the best, kevin

 

Friday Unwind – Learning to Learn from Feedback

11 Sep

Good morning and Happy Friday.

As we have been talking about feedback this week, I was fortunate to find a video from Shiela Heen. As we have mentioned on the blog previously, she is author of the new book called “Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well” (http://www.amazon.com/Thanks-Feedback-Science-Receiving-Well/dp/0143127136/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1441931362&sr=8-1&keywords=thanks+for+the+feedback).

In this video she shares why feedback can be difficult to receive and what the two key human needs are that influence how we absorb other’s input. Definitely food for thought for givers and receivers.

“The receiver is in charge of what they take in, what sense they make of it, and whether and how they choose to change.”

all the best, kevin