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Competing values

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Success is a team sport!  If you want to be successful play nice with others and one of the many challenges is your team members are different to you.  In their work in the 1990’s on Company culture  Robert Quinn and Kim Cameron developed the Competing values Framework.  Analyzing indicators of effectiveness for organizations, Cameron and Quinn […]

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Team dynamics.

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What happens when a team or group of people all discover their zone of genius? How do they work towards their personal and team zone of genus at the same time? It rarely starts with everyone one saying “hey let’s discover how we all think!” It usually starts with one individual learning more about themselves […]

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The Unmistakable Creative

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Sit back and listen to my personal history and some of the background to the Zone of Genius project in my discussion with the talented Srinivas Rao. My Podcast : Listen Now Are you a Visionary, an Architect, a Builder; or a Cultivator? Today we get to sit down with mentor, director, consultant and entrepreneur, […]

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Feedback the fuel of success

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Speak up for success or suffer in silence? Its your choice….make it a good one. Solving the feedback dilemma. None = No control       Too much  = Out of control              Negative  = Control but de-motivation                   Positive = Control and motivation Where […]

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DISC – MBTI – EZOG

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Not the same and helpful in different ways, below is a personal comparison. Following on from the pioneering work on archetypes and analytical psychology by Carl Jung in early 1900’s….there have been lots of ‘Personality’ assessments born. The Myres Briggs temperament indicator (MBTI) has certainly passed the test of time with millions of assessments since […]

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Style vs Ability

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Do we need other people to tell us what we can and can not do?   I love the Henry Ford Quote – Whether you think you can or you think you can’t – you’re right! We certainly influence our ability and accomplishments by our thoughts and embracing your thinking ‘style’ is absolutely nothing to […]

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Turn your Brain ON!

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Turn you brain on, well of course what I really mean is use it smarter.  Our brains are only a small part of our complex body and yet they have control and consume a lot of energy.  In reality they control us much more than we control them but that does not mean we can’t […]

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A picture paints 1000 words – the journey to Genius.

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Zone of Genius - Thinking styles

These are draft images to frame the four thinking styles, Visionary – The Bonzi tree  – or the all seeing eye? Builder  – The Stopwatch  –  activity, competitiveness, continuous improvement  and drive. Architect – The Atom – The city scape – both simple and complex. Cultivator – The Grass –  peaceful and useful, food and […]