In the world of personal, professional and leadership development, we often have an F’ing problem. We forget. We forget the foundational knowledge base we already have that needs our attention first before we get distracted by the next new skill we’re trying to develop.
1:47 – Jason introduces Season 4 episode 21 of the podcast. Welcome back to the podcast on corporate culture and leadership and thank you for listening. We engage thought leaders like CEOs, CFOs, managers, VPs, directors, and more for this podcast. We wish to create content that engages your mind and heart and allows you to step back and think and add some positivity to your life. This podcast is about how the pandemic has and will continue to affect our mental health and a serious discussion of how to communicate with our teams and organizations about it.
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3:05 – We can’t control everything but what we can control is our response. Still a lot of work to do but wanted to remind the audience what is within our control is the temperature we create in the organizations and teams we work with. If you have a suggestion, please send to email@example.com
4:43 – Jason talks about remembering that which we have already been taught or learned. The higher that you climb in what you are pursuing, the less it is about mastering new skills and more about remembering what you have already learned.
The higher that you climb in what you are pursuing, the less it is about mastering new skills and more about remembering what you have already learned.
6:40 – The things that we have already learned become second nature to us and we no longer work on mastering skills we already have. Due to this, we often learn or forget some of the fundamentals. We live in a distracted world. This causes us to forget faster as we have never been more scattered and distracted than we are now. The modern worker gets shifted to another task or distracted anywhere from 300-500 times in an average day – holy cannoli!
8:21 – The Harvard business review says our productivity rate is about 30% because we are so distracted and cluttered that we just can’t focus. As leaders, we have bought into this myth that busyness equates to effectiveness but that just isn’t true. Jason expands on this topic.
9:45 – We have an f-ing problem, that we forget what we already learned. We skip steps, we forget what we have already learned. Jason talks about distractions.
10:34 – Jason recently watched a basketball game and talks about a conversation from former player and coach Steve Nash who said as a coach it is 90% just reminding players about what they already know and 10% of training new skills. Jason thinks in the corporate world it is really more like 75/25. What does this mean as a reminder to our own development? An engaging discussion ensues.
21:20 – Jason talks about how you can incorporate these lessons in your business or your family to show up as a leader. What is the strategy and the actions and behavior to make it happen and to raise the level of leadership and the culture we are going to create?
Questions to ponder:
- What do you and your teammates need to be reminded of?
- What are the areas you need to re-practice or re-learn?
- What new skills, new habits, need to be taught to build upon that foundation you already have?
Remember, the best leaders, teams, & cultures stimulate progress by recalibrating their thermostat together.
ABOUT THE THERMOSTAT
Conversations and micro-thoughts to engage your mind and heart.
A thermostat is proactive. It sets the temperature in a room. Controls the temperature. Regulates the temperature. But in today’s distracted, fast-paced and digital world, it’s easy for individuals and organizations to act more like thermometers, slipping into reactionary thinking, becoming scattered and inconsistent. The most compelling leaders, teams, organizations, families or collection of humans of any kind operate in thermostat mode. They calibrate their mind and heart to set the temperature for the vision and culture they want to create. Jason Barger, globally celebrated author, keynote speaker, and founder of Step Back Leadership Consulting, is the host of The Thermostat, a podcast journey to discover authentic leadership, create compelling cultures and find clarity of mission, vision, and values.