Two buttons on offer

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Every person in your organization needs to wear a button.

And they can choose one of two. The choice is up to them, but they have to own it.

One button says, I dont care.

The other button says, Id like to help.

Its entirely possible that youve managed your way into a bureaucracy that acts like its wearing the first button. If thats true, admit it and have you and your team put on the buttons. Youll save a lot of heartache by telling us and your co-workers the truth.

On the other hand, if you want the satisfaction that comes from wearing the second button, youve got to keep the promise.

Top 10: Ways To Show Confidence With Your Body Language….

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words; now picture yourself, a prospective client, walking into a board meeting or a party. How do you look? What message do you communicate the moment you walk into a room? What are your eyes, hands and shoulders saying? What information can people gather about you before you ever say a word? Never thought about it? You should. And you can start by perusing our top 10 tips to show confidence with body language.

People read your body language, often via instinct and without thinking. Its because our poses and postures are a great source of information. They reflect our mood and our confidence level. We stand and walk a certain way when were confident and another way when were nervous. In a glance, most people can discern if were apprehensive or outgoing, relaxed or aggressive. With a little practice, we can learn the tips to show confidence through body language so that we always appear confident, capable and ready.

No.10 Avoid your pockets
The first tip on our list of the top 10 tips to show confidence with body language is to keep your hands out of your pockets. We put our hands in our pockets when were uncomfortable or unsure of ourselves. And as long as you have your hands stuffed down your pants, thats how other people will view you.

Instinctually we tend to hide our hands when were nervous; keeping your hands out in the open indicates confidence and shows people you have nothing to hide. Also, recognize that putting your hands in your pockets encourages slouching, which isnt good. As an alternative, try putting your hands on your hips; its a far more confident posture.

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Quality or effort,which one is for you..?

It seems as though the opposite of careless ought to be careful. That the best way to avoid avoidable errors is to try harder, to put more care into the work.

This means that if surgeons were more careful, there would be fewer errors. And that so many of the mistakes that mess things up would go away if people just tried harder.

And this is true. For a while. But then, its not effort but systems that matter.

Years ago, I created a trivia game for Prodigy. The first batch of 1,000 questions was 97% perfect. Which is fine, until you realize that this meant that 30 questions had an error. And every error ruined the experience for the user.

The second batch, we tried extra hard. Really hard. Our backs were against the wall and we couldnt afford any errors. Our effort paid off in a 50% decrease in errors. We were down to 1.5%. Alas, thats still 15 game breakers.

Then, I got smart and I changed the system. Instead of having trivia writers work really hard to avoid mistakes, we divided our team in half. Half the team used the encyclopedia (yes, it was a long time ago) to write the questions, and they made a photocopy of the source, along with the question, and put it in a notebook.

The other half of the team got the notebook and was charged with answering the question based on the source. They got a bonus of $20 for every question they found where their answer was more correct than the original.

The result of the new system? Zero error for the next 5,000 questions.

We need to put care into our systems. We need to build checklists and peer review and resilience into the way we express our carefulness. It seems ridiculous that a surgeon needs to write her name (with a Sharpie) on the limb that shes about to operate on, but this simple system adjustment means that errors involving working on the wrong limb will go to zero.

In school, we harangue kids to be more careful, and spend approximately zero time teaching them to build better systems instead. We ignore checklists and processes because weve been taught that theyre beneath us.

Instead of reacting to an error with, I need to be more careful, we can respond with, I can build a better system.

If it matters enough to be careful, it matters enough to build a system around it.

Trapped by the incoming

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The incoming is coming to you because a while ago, you did something brave and generous and risky.

Incoming is great. Its a reward for your impact. Its a chance to serve and to make a difference. And it enables you to go to work every day.

If you spend all your time dealing with the incoming, though, youll have no time and no energy to create the next thing.

Every successful organization that has ultimately faded away via irrelevance has failed for this very reason.

We are not the enemy (if we try)…..


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Fewer than 1% of our population works hard to divide us. To pit people against one another for their selfish aims.

These are the pundits, divisive politicians, media companies and short-term trolls who have decided that schisms and fights are a good way to achieve their aims.

But if everyone is demonizing the other, then everyone is the enemy to someone.

We end up spending our time fighting each other instead of fighting for the things that really matter. We end up focusing on the current thing while something more important shrinks away in the background.

Its possible to be fierce, fierce in your dedication to change, to whats right, to making things betterwithout finding the source of your power in the destruction of others.

We ought to be fighting inequality, corruption and inefficiency. Working to stamp out ignorance and missed opportunities while creating access and possibility. Keeping our promises and making things better.

Every system is improved when its in sync, and the narcissism of small differences is a seduction that keeps us from focusing on creating real value by doing important work.

Realizing that things can get better (they can always get better) opens the door for productive conversations, conversations that arent based on prior decisions about what team someone is on, and instead, on putting our shoulder to the work, taking responsibility and actually making things better.

We can fight injustice without becoming pawns in a boxing promoters game.

Maybe this year…

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Your knowledge will reach critical mass..

Your boss will give you the go ahead..

Your family situation will be stable..

The competition will stop innovating..

The traffic jam will cease..

 

There won’t be any computer viruses to deal with, and

Then…

You can act, you can launch your project, you can make the impact you’ve been planning on.

Of course, all of these things won’t happen. Why not act anyway?

[While others were hiding last year, new products were launched, new subscriptions were sold and new companies came into being. While they were laying low, websites got new traffic, organizations grew, and contracts were signed. While they were stuck, money was being lent, star employees were hired and trust was built.

Most of all, art got created.

That’s okay, though, because it’s all going to happen again this year. It’s not too late, just later than it was…

Get started and Good Luck….

 

 

Don’t go to the supermarket when you’re hungry.

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Looking for seekers (who are looking for you)

“Don’t go to the supermarket when you’re hungry.”

The reason is obvious–when you’re hungry, you’re likely to buy things. The risk is that you’ll buy something you don’t need, because, of course, all that buying isn’t actually making you less hungry.

The same thing is true for just about anything we seek to sell. Selling water to a thirsty person, education to someone seeking enlightenment, goals to someone eager to move forwardthis is dramatically easier and more satisfying than first having to persuade someone that they should actually care about the difference you’re trying to make.

Obvious? I think so.

But most marketers make this mistake on the very first day and keep making it for their entire career.

You might be in love with the change you are trying to make in the world. Best to begin with an audience that’s rooting for you to succeed.