Great teams do not come about by chance. Great teams - when they are at their best - start first with the foundation of each person on the team understanding their superpower - Keith Yamashita
One of the reasons I created this blog was to help me to live my personal purpose - to do life, better - by sharing my story with others - you - in the hope that I will be able to inspire at least one person who is feeling like I did in 2012/2013 -… Continue reading Learning to tell my story better
This is the third book in my countdown of my top 5 books around leadership, personal development, and self discovery. Find out what was first and second in my list. — What's the book about? Book 1 - "Are you over-extended, over-distracted, and overwhelmed? Do you work at a breakneck pace all day, only to… Continue reading Book 3 – The 3 Volumes to help you make ideas happen by 99U
Followers of this blog will know that I love a good tool or two! Whether it's the awesome Unstuck & Teamworks by the amazing SYPartners or the brilliant Evernote, or The Knowledge by the very insightful & inspirational Carl Taylor or The Action Method from the turning-ideas-into-action guru Scott Belsky. Well, over the past few weeks I've been working with another amazing… Continue reading Paper and Pencil, FiftyThree style
After working out my superpower was, I started to use it. I started to work in a different way. I started to use my superpower in all my tasks. I started to use my superpower in all my discussions with me team. I started to allow my superpower to be seen.What was my superpower? It… Continue reading My superpower
After working hard to understand myself better, to understand my team better, and to begin our transformation towards becoming a 'great team', my plan of action was starting to making a difference.After a few months I was starting to see a difference in team morale, in the completion of tasks, in communication and engagement across… Continue reading Who am I?
As part of my inspiration building research into all things SYPartners, one of the videos I found really did connect with me. The video by the SYPartners chairman and founder, Keith Yamashita, was 20 minutes of pure gold dust. In the video - The 3 Habits of Great Creative Teams - shot at the annual 99u… Continue reading The 3 habits of great teams
Whilst researching all things SYPartners I stumbled across this quote from their Chairman and founder, Keith Yamashita:Some of the first actions I took in my transformation of both me and my team were to print this out and stick it on the wall, put it on the agenda of our first team meeting, and work… Continue reading Great teams understand their individual superpowers
A few funny things happened over that winter. Not only did I challenge and change myself, I also found a few new sources of inspiration. Things that I could connect with. Things that I believed in. Things that gave me the confidence to be myself. ... I was ready to move forward – it was progress. I was getting unstuck to make progress.
Since I created my new 'digital home' towards the end of 2014, I've spent a lot - and I mean a lot - of time wondering what my first blog post should be about. So much so that I got stuck worrying more about making sure that it was a perfect first post, rather than thinking about… Continue reading The importance of purpose