Hal’s blog- Words are distinct, even when they are presumed to go together.
In a new INC newsletter, Jeff Hagen flags words that prompt increased achievement in people and organizations. One of them is “could.” He notes that the word we often use is “should,” which tends to make choice binary. Should we do this or that…
Hal’s Blog- We like to think that people create solutions and fresh paths to reach them. In organizations, who among us is not firmly convinced we are open to new ideas? Yet look at our expressions: stay within your lane, color within the lines, follow the instructions. My favorite: tell me what to do and I will do it.
Hal’s Blog- I can ‘t help myself. I am drawn to lists of the best and the worst. The best colleges and universities, The most livable cities. The worst cars. The question this blog entry pushes me to think about are the factors that determine the ranking.
Hal’s blog- “…products stay at rest because they are internally defined by what they are, not the motion to put them to use. People stay at rest not because they don’t want to do better but that they lack clear steps forward…”
Hal’s blog-I once worked with a Connecticut foundation whose grantee ran an afterschool program for struggling middle school students. We had been provided a list of students who did significantly better in school during the year they attended this program.
In Results1st we often speak of trying things at a small scale and building on what works. Some ideas, however, need a significant critical mass even for the first application. My partner Robyn Faucy illustrated that while CEO of Neuro Challenge, a multicounty leader for persons with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers.