2013 was good. 2014 is going to be great.
Whether you liked the book “Good to Great” or not, I’m not starting the new year by plagiarising Jim Collins, but presenting you with a couple of questions that I’ve asked myself recently.
What good things do you want to make great? How will you do it?
Stop, Start, Continue
With the new year comes the opportunity to stop, start and continue.
Stop doing things that may be taking away our time or energy from areas we want to really focus on.
Start doing new things that may allow us to grow into the people we want to be.
Continue to behave, act and move in a direction that lifts us from the good morass of mediocrity into the stratosphere of greatness.
Me, Myself, I…….You, Yourself, You……..They, Themselves, Them
I’m passionate about helping others achieve greatness through the facilitation of learning and development activities, and my goal this year is to help two thousand people move from good to great. What is your goal?
Good, Great and the ‘Flow’ Zone
What does “Good” look like and what will “Great” be………everybody is different. Each situation will have challenges and opportunities for connection, with the final goal being a higher level of awareness and confidence to sustain any changes to skills or knowledge obtained from my efforts. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi says creativity is a central source of meaning in our lives, and I aim to be more creative in using my ‘flow’ to help others becoming more motivated through learning and communication.
What is Flow? I’ll let the expert explain it himself (Link to TED Talk below)
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Flow, the secret to happiness
Mentors: No Mayonnaise in Ireland
I remember reading a Readers Digest article many years ago about everyday phrases that were sometimes misheard. The author described how his friend interpreted “No mayonnaise in Ireland” from the phrase “No man is an island” and proceeded to deliberate on why the Irish people were missing out on the global salad dressing phenomenon that was a kitchen staple in most western households.
Using this as a basis, I’ll be seeking to connect with other similar professionals for coaching and mentoring opportunities, to give and receive help, guidance and support. If you are looking for a mentor, here are a couple of links for Australian L & D professionals to connect with likeminded individuals who may be able to help you make your facilitation salad a little tastier.
Facilitation & Presentation: Good To Great
For my facilitation ilk, here are a couple of links for you to peruse to start you on the journey from good to great facilitation. I’m sure there are many more, and consider these the as only two steps on your 2014 journey.
These are some of my ‘action items’ for 2014 and if you are interested in connecting for facilitation and professional development opportunities please feel free to get in touch by clicking on the image below.
Good luck for 2014. It’s going to be a great year!