Future Pacing – Sound too Simple

I would guess you found the last posts (see Future Pacing) to be very simplisitic and unbelievable.  I can tell you from personal experience that it is extremely powerful. The difficulty ia the well formed outcome.  If you really want the outcome unconditionally, the

Can You Change the Future?

A great technique which can help us change our future is called future pacing.  The steps are very simple but extremely powerful. Select a future outcome that you desire.  Describe it in detail. Test whether you really want his outcome by asking. What will happen if outcom

Can You See Your Habits?

An amazing fact of human nature is that we can see other peoples behaviours more clearly than our own.  That is why we need help from others to change.   The best person to help is someone who is outside you circle and is not involved with your life.  They will see t

The Power of Habits

We find it difficult to change because our habits and routines are extremely powerful.  A fellow has done some great work on the power of habits and written a book.  He was interviewed recently by Dan Pink, who wrote Drive.  See Dan's blog on the interview  

Scope Management

I realized my scope blog did not include much content because I clearly have no simple solution because it is not a simple problem. see Scope Creep and Other horrors In my cottage example of adding a bathroom that turned into a new wing, I would like to explore possible solution

Scope Creep and Other Horrors

What can you do about scope creep? What are the causes of scope creep?   Is it inevitable? I think everybody becomes creative as we think about a project.  I was thinking of adding a bathroom at the cottage and before the conversation finished it became adding a whole new

Hidden Factors

Are you often perplexed by why people do the things they do?  Often I oversimplify the reason by simply thinking they are incompetent.  I suspect they do not see things the way I do.  Often the reasons are hidden from you. These hidden factors could be simply be thin

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Discussion Part 2

One of the most compelling ideas in the book is the concept of team work.  The example used in the book is a basketball team.  If you have a really good player but he does not care if the team wins or loses but how many points he makes, he really is not helping the team.&#

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Discussion Part 1

This blog is a continuation of my discussion of the ideas in the book.  See last weeks blog. I have been thinking about the book and how the lessons could be applied to my previous experiences.  Several years ago we formed a consulting firm and we did very well

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team – Introduction

Someone recently recommended I read "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team" by Patrick Lencioni, a leadership fable.  It is a fabulous book and one I heartily recommend.  We discussed the book at ourSenge Circle, a business book discussion group.  The setting for