David Horsager | General Discussion
Summary: People love to be around and follow people they can trust. Trust is defined as a confident belief in a person, product or organization. At their core, most failures are actually trust issues but they get blamed on leadership, sales, or something else. That means that a lack of trust is the biggest expense you have. And, a lack of trust affects the bottom line more than anything else. But as trust increases, positive things like output, morale and revenue increase, and negative things (like stress) decrease. Organizations never change, only people do. When you become more trustworthy, you can launch a ripple effect across your entire organization.
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David Horsager | Pillars of Trust
The Pillars of Trust
Are there any of these pillars that you value more than the others? Which of these do you or your organization feel strong in? Which feels like a growth opportunity for you or your organization?
Angela Duckworth | General Discussion
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Overview: Grit is passion and perseverance for long-term goals. All high achievers have some level of skill or ability with their craft, but it’s their grittiness that sets them apart. Angela Duckworth’s research started from a single question, “Why do some people succeed and others fail?” In her quest, she found that grit is the single biggest determining factor to success. She’s also discovered scientific evidence for how you can increase your own level of grit over time: through practice! However, practice is about quality, not quantity. Gritty people engage in deliberate practice, which consists of three steps: breaking down your overall performance into tiny pieces and practicing one piece at a time, applying 100% focus, and seeking feedback. Individuals with grit reflect on feedback and do something about it instead of receiving it as criticism. Those with grit also have an inner circle around them that won’t let them quit on a bad day.
What stuck out to you during this session?
Angela Duckworth | #1
Develop your interests. You can't get great at something without being obsessed with it.
What's something you find yourself obsessed/passionate about?
Who or what organization in our community do you see embodying this main point?
Practice deliberately. Break the work down into smaller pieces so that you can focus with intent.
Do you find it easy to focus and block out distractions?
If you're passionate or feel successful at this main point, share some of your success in this area. What advice or encouragement would you give others?
What comments would you make about seeking feedback? What does this look like in your life?
Angela Duckworth | #2
Cultivate Purpose. You'll be more motivated if your skill is part of something larger than you.
How does this play out in your work or personal life? How do you see this in our community?
Adopt a growth mindset. Realize that you're never too old to improve or learn new things.
What's something new you've learned lately? When is the last time you took an old problem and revisited it with a fresh perspective or new idea for improvement?
The One Thing
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