Luck is the residue of design. The best leaders, teams, and organizations design the future they hope to create and prepare for the moments to arrive to be at their best.
1:47 – Jason introduces Season 5 episode 19 of the podcast, Luck is the Residue of Design. 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. We deep dive into today’s topic.
2:20 – 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 it to email@example.com
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4:22 – Recently we have been talking about the big shift and the big changes that are happening now through the Great Resignation and what that means in past episodes. What does the future of work look like? Jason talks about some past episodes where he dives into these topics.
4:45 – Luck is the residue of design, Jason talks about today’s episode. Often people look at success as luck and can’t see the intention behind that success so today we dive into that topic. Branch Rickey, the baseball player and executive who helped break the color barrier by signing Jackie Robinson is discussed and the story of luck vs designing the vision that he had.
It’s time to go to work – Progress takes work, dive into the craft. Practice, develop, put actions into motion.
10:29 – We all want to experience fortune and luck but what can we do to help be the architect for the life that we want? How can we prepare for when those moments arrive to let luck play a role as well? Jason talks about some of the steps to make your vision happen and to let luck arrive in your life.
- Paint the vision – What is it that you want for your life, your team, what is it that you want to be different for the future? Where are you trying to go? What does that future look like?
- Articulate the vision – Tell the story of where we are trying to go. Describe it to others, your team, your friends, and tell that story.
- Strategize the vision – What is needed to make your vision possible? What is needed to make luck happen for you? What is the strategy of how you will move forward?
- It’s time to go to work – Progress takes work, dive into the craft. Practice, develop, put actions into motion.
- Acknowledge progress along the way – Take time to step back and acknowledge the guideposts you hit along the way to show you are making progress
- Believe – Stay ready but believe that it is possible. Have a strategy, go to work, tell the story, but believe it is fully possible to prepare for the moment for luck to arrive.
15:00 – Are you looking for a program or are you looking for a partner? Jason tells a story about creating a culture that your people want in organizations. Creating compelling cultures is more than just a quick fix or a program, it takes a partner, contact Jason Barger for more info.
How you show up and your intentionality will make the path that you end up walking.
Questions to Ponder
What is your vision of the future that you want to create?
What is the dream that you want to come true?
What is your game plan and first actions that are needed to begin?
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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.