The coronavirus has caused businesses, non-profits, entrepreneurs, schools and hospitals, pretty much every segment of business to shift norms, ways of working and doing business. How we respond as organizations depends on how we as individuals unite, each with our unique combination of behaviors and attitudes. In this episode, we’ll explore what we know about behaviors and attitudes and how understanding these human traits helps us in times of dramatic change and how an organizational effort to grow our understanding of ourselves and others is a timely investment.
There are many ways organizations are shifting. The themes include
1. Digital Transformation (Building new digital tools and services) 2. Changing Delivery Modes (Schools, Restaurants, Health Clubs, Human Services) 3. Ramping Down (Manufacturers, Hospitals, Entrepreneurs) 4. Forced Closures (For compliance, for the safety of staff and those we serve) 5. Forced Continuance Planning (Maintaining business as usual) 6. Telework (The new reality for a significant percentage of our population)
How do these shifts affect us, each with our own natural behaviors and attitudes toward new things, our environment, learning and others?
Limited time, high risks, countless unknowns, little to no budget, a development cycle nightmare. The model of try-fail-iterate-try again can teach us much. Failure, the kind that pushes us to new answers, the act of building, getting feedback and making changes to products and services without high investment, while incredibly promising, pushes us to understand ourselves and others at a time when the stakes are high.
I kick off Season 2 of MYNDDCAST with one of my favorite people, Dr. Karl Kapp. We talk about the power of Game-Based Thinking to help organizations change and grow. The ability to PLAY is built into us as humans. How well we adopt that by pushing against our adult, restrictive thinking is up to us. Join us as we explore using the power of Game-Based Thinking to impact our organizations.
This episode is sponsored by: Step Away, a unique game-based conference.
You know you need to create thinking time and space but how do you do that in a structured manner that leads to results. The answer is a unique corporate conference geared toward creativity and play called “Step Away.” Step Away is unlike any corporate experience you’ve ever had, it takes place in a venue where every room is themed after a different game like Scrabble, Monopoly and Clue just to name a few. Visit the link to learn more and to register.
Emily Bayuk is an artist, student of Electrical Engineering at Bucknell University and young entrepreneur inspiring girls to explore their passion for STEM through her book, “The Fundamentals of Circuits Made Easy.” Emily created the artistic, story-based content for her book in her junior year of high school and in 2019 self published. Join me to hear Emily’s story on this episode of MYNDDCAST.
Describe employee engagement? We all need engaged employees and statistics show employee engagement is a significant challenge. On this episode, we’ll explore the simple, but complex solution to your employee engagement problem.
Lynn expands the boundaries of all that he does as a dedicated explorer, entrepreneur and community builder. As a child, he learned what it means to serve others by working in his grandparents’ restaurants. He’s turned his thirst to see the world into both a business and a way to help others learn. His dedication to building an every-growing community of learners pushes him to take on new adventures and leadership roles. Join me as I speak with Dr. Lynn Hummel in this episode of MYNDDCAST.
Struggling to hire people who move your organization forward? You could be confusing RISK and RISKY. If you are, the power of RISK and those who embrace it may be missing from your organizational culture. In this episode, we explore this important distinction.
Counting on the existence of proven, Correct Solutions can lead leaders to avoid taking on the development of Corrective Actions. While both have their place in a leader’s toolkit, it’s important to not get tied to always seeking only proven, Correct Solutions. Often, they simply don’t exist. Or, worse, counting on them holds back great innovation.
Build better humans, build better leaders. If you’ve been focused on developing Leadership Skills, it’s time to re-set your understanding of leadership. In this episode, I introduce the Conceptual Age Leadership Framework.
Decision-making managers, they keep the organization afloat. But when we count on that skill set to lead, we’re leave our organizations vulnerable. Join me on this episode as I share the distinction between decision making and leadership. I offer a set of guiding questions to help you explore your readiness to move into the a leadership role at your organization.
Join me and Erin Demcher, Founder of Autism and Behavior Resources, as she shares how her “Say YES” approach to business development and service to her customers helps her build happiness and success in her life and business. Erin also shares her mental model on how data builds unseen relationships and how those relationships help shape the need for data.