Attention, acceptance, and power tend to be innate human needs. We want to be seen and a sense of agency. This applies to our person and to our work.
From the Blog on Change
Workshops and meetings work when we contribute, engage. ‘Here is my perspective’ make workshops work. Engagement is key, without it, send a memo.
You can’t become a master without shipping. Perhaps the nerves, the fear, and yes even the ‘getting it wrong’ moments, are signals we are on to something
The line between hiding and courage is thin. And often it’s only you who know. Do the work (whatever ‘the work’ is for you).
What would it look like for humanitarian operations to be carbon-neutral? Maybe our whole operating model would look completely different than today.
Templates can be super useful if we are clear on what we are agreeing to prior to using the template. Skilled operators use both templates and knowledge.
First addressing the other’s felt need will help them be open to hearing the rest of what you are saying. Start with want.
The change process is full of sunshine, flowers, and frost. Sometimes change makers need to look ‘silly’ protecting the flowers from the frost.
Our lives our full of learning. However, somewhere along the way we cease to see it as learning and start calling them failures and wrapping them in shame.