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The Problem with our Pursuit for Perfection and the Life-Changing Practice of Good Enough’

 

 

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    Tuesday
    Sep102019

    But you do need to capture something... 

    I've called out the information overload behaviour we have of writing too much down in a training program, meeting or at a conference. We don’t need to write it ALL down. But we do need to write something.

    To all you ‘sponges’ reading this who sit in meetings and conferences thinking you can ‘soak it all up’, without actively capturing any notes... ummm you can't. This is precisely a behaviour that can worsen cognitive overload.

    We do nothing, sitting passively, letting information supposedly flow over or through us, thinking we’ll remember it and absorb it. But like all sponges, we fill up - and sooner than we think.

    A participant in a workshop sat all day with arms crossed, nothing written down. ‘I can remember it,’ she said, ‘I have a photographic memory.' But she didn't remember it and later showed how she'd missed plenty. Given her leadership role, number of direct reports and her responsibility in the organisation, it was poor role modelling and self-management.

    It’s a foolish denial - and a cognitive load coping error - to not write something.

    Don’t write everything.

    And don’t writing nothing.

    But absolutely... write something. 

     

    Tuesday
    Sep032019

    Lose the list 

    Most of us are drowning in information, slurping from the firehose, not coping. And in that, lists don’t work. Well not for making sense anyway.

    Yes, ok list-lovers, lists are wonderful things, and here’s where and how they work best ... for actions.

    📍To do lists

    📍Shopping lists

    📍Task lists

    The list is the ultimate tool for managing, measuring action.

    ✅ Tick, tick, tick. Done, done, done.

    The BIG but: a list is not the best tool for learning, making sense or connecting dots. The only way you can ‘connect the dots’ on a list is down, down the page. It’s tough then to find lateral, horizontal and reverse/upward connections of information when your eyes and mind are drawn down down down. We can find it harder to discover connections, insights and ideas in a list.

    Love lists? Great, but keep them for actions, to tick off and track progress.

    When it comes to capturing information, making sense, connecting the dots and managing cognitive load, leave lists out of it.

    Tuesday
    Sep032019

    One or two takeaways - are you joking - that’s all!

    The cost of attending a conference or training program is significant. There’s the registration fee, perhaps an airfare, accommodation, transfers and the cost of time away from your role, the business and your home and family life.

    What’s the ROI, the return on investment you’re going for? Have you thought about it, planned for it?

    Most of us are so burned out and overloaded with information that the best we get from conferences or training are:

    😩A few bent business cards from networking

    😩3 pages of scribbled notes from sessions

    😩Swag and merch - a pen, a few brochures and a stress ball, ironically in the shape of a brain!

    Back at work, we have just a couple of key points that are tough to put into practice. It’s an underrated experience that we can get so much more out of than we currently do.

    'Cognitive load coping' is a skill to learn and apply to achieve a massive ROI on attending a conference or training program.

    → Do you need help with the fuzzy feeling of all that information?

    Send me a message and I'll send a link to three options for learning this new way of working in our world that's overflowing with information.

    Sunday
    Aug112019

    Lynne Cazaly - Keynote at Agile Alliance 2019

    What a privilege to be at Agile 2019 in Washington DC and today, to take to the stage and deliver a keynote.

    The topic was ‘ish: The problem with our pursuit for perfection and the life changing practice of good enough.’

    Here's a visual summary of the key points I presented. You can get the book, ebook or audiobook - yes with me narrating - wherever you normally buy your books!

    The bottom line is, perfectionism is a problem that is on the increase. Most of us have a little bit of perfectionist in us. When we are encouraged to bring our whole selves to work, that means we will be bringing some of our perfectionist traits as well. Sometimes that can slow down our abilities to achieve, collaborate and deliver great value to our customers.

    It’s worth our while to find alternative ways of working that don’t involve the pursuit of perfection (which is impossible to achieve.)

    Are you a 'bit of a perfectionist'? 

    Friday
    May172019

    Managing information overload in a world of too much %$#&* information

    The Institute for the Future said cognitive load coping was a 'got to have it' skill for 2020. I've been keynoting at conferences on Day 1 giving delegates these much needed 'cognitive load coping' skills.

    Are we ever 'taught' or 'shown' what to do in a situation of information overload? Many people zone out, reach for the comfort of their mobile device, feign understanding (head nodding) or daydream.

    Info overload at conferences happens:

    🐌 g-r-a-d-u-a-l-l-y (end of Day 1 you feel zombie-ish)

    or

    🚀 rapidly (presentation is so fast, laden with charts and stats you lose the threads ... gone).

    Part of the 'it's all too much' zone is when we foolishly choose to REWORK information. We store it (take photos of slides at conferences, save PDFs, type notes, screenshot stuff) fully intending to 'look at it later'.

    But it's one of the most ineffective and inefficient ways to handle information overload. Rather, get up out of the 'it's all too much zone'. It's worth building the confidence and capability to handle all that information, live ... in the moment so you are indeed 'all over it'.