I have heard it said this year that feedback is detrimental to relationships. I do not believe that is true. Negative feedback, or criticism, is detrimental. But positive feedback, or appreciation, is never detrimental. The question is, “Which one are you focused on?
Perfection is the enemy of growth. If you insist on being perfect, the only person you’re fooling is yourself. Whether you are willing to admit to them or not, your people know your flaws. When you’re willing to admit your opportunities, others will have your back, and that is the beauty of the human experience.
Is the rising temperature of your environment going to eventually cause your demise? If so maybe it’s best that you act like the frog that is added to the pot of boiling water and you escape to look at your environment objectively in from a far. Asking, “What if?” helps you change your perspective that may ultimately save your business .
There is a difference between being a leader, a manager, a follower, and a boss. Knowing what each of those roles does, and how they interact, is key to your success and your relationships.
You can become a more effective leader by becoming a more effective follower.
Perspective ... effective leadership depends upon a willingness to explore different perspectives. Asking, “What if?” and seeking to play a different game, require a willingness to change perspective. My goal is to help you gain comfort with being more curious and less certain.
Congratulations to everyone we honor this morning at the Toastmasters District 11 awards ceremony. Formal celebrations are a great opportunity to see the question of “What if?” in action, and to see the power of both formal and informal games. The experience is so much more important than trying to be perfect.
The world is divided into formal and informal games. Join me as I introduce what makes a game informal and the three types of informal games.
One of the hallmarks of formal games is that they are man made. We always create the formal games we play. Tonight, I share an example of how and why we create single-player formal games.
In addition to the five most well known types of game theory, I believe there is a sixth game we all play. It is not a mathematical game, but rather an anthropological game, delineating formal games from informal games. Tonight, I introduce the hallmarks of a formal game.
According to mathematics, there are five main types of games. However, I believe there is another type of game, one guided by anthropology. Today, I introduce you to one of my favorite topics, Game Theory, and introduce them to what I believe is the ultimate game.
In day #3 of the 365 day video challenge, we explore the concept of, "What if?" a little more deeply. We also explore how my introduction to the internet should have been a signal for retailers everywhere to start asking better questions.
On day #2, we introduce what I believe is the central question at the heart of all effective leadership. It implores us to abandon our certainty and embrace our curiosity, it invites others into a dialogue, it sets us on a journey of possibility, it demands we challenge the status quo ... that question is, "What if?"
Welcome to the Chasing Rabbits VLOG. This is a daily VLOG published through ScottBrownSpeaks on YouTube and Instagram. Tonight is night #1, an invitation to join me on my journey of posting a new video everyday for a year.