noise data information wisdom knowledge Information Pyramid
FINISHED FILES ARE THE RESULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC STUDY COMBINED WITH THE EXPERIENCE OF MANY YEARS Notice the small issues
Join the 9 dots shown below with FOUR straight lines WITHOUT lifting your pen off the paper. When you’ve done that, the challenge is to join the 9 dots with three lines without lifting your pen off the paper, then to join all 9 dots with one line without lifting your pen off the paper, and then to join all 9 dots with NO line! THINK OUT OF THE BOX Divide the diagram below into five equal and identical parts KEEP IT SIMPLE
Misinformation x Distrust = Negative Energy Spirals Down
Misinformation x Distrust = Negative Energy “Playing Red”
PARADOX You can count the number of seeds in every apple, but you can’t count the number of apples in every seed. Think of the REALITIES, but at the same time think of the POSSIBILITIES. The jigsaw puzzle. Take time to exchange information. Be sure you are all talking the same language and seeing the same picture.
Paradox Poem THE PARADOX OF OUR AGE We have taller buildings, but shorter tempers; Wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints; We spend more, but have less; We buy more, but enjoy it less. We have bigger houses and smaller families; More conveniences, but less time; We have more degrees, but less sense; More knowledge, but less judgement; More experts, but more problems; More medicine, but less wellness. We drink too much, Smoke too much, Spend too recklessly, Laugh too little, Drive too fast, Get too angry too quickly, Stay up too late, Get up too tired, Read too seldom, Watch too much TV, And pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values, We talk too much, love too seldom and lie too often, We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life; We’ve added years to life, not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back but have trouble Crossing the street to meet the new neighbour. We’ve conquered outer space, but not inner space; We’ve done larger things, but not better things; We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul; We’ve split the atom, but not our prejudice; We write more, but learn less; Plan more, but accomplish less. We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait; We have higher incomes, but lower morals; More food but less appeasement; More acquaintances, but fewer friends; More effort but less success.
Paradox Poem (cont.) We build more computers to hold more information To produce more copies than ever, but have less communication; We’ve become long on quantity, but short on quality. These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion; Tall men, and short characters; Steep profits, and shallow relationships. These are the times of world peace, but domestic warfare; More leisure and less fun; More kinds of food, but less nutrition. These are the days of two incomes, but more divorce; Of fancier houses but broken homes. These are the days of quick trips, Disposable nappies, Throw away morality, One-night stands, Overweight bodies, And pills that do everything from cheer, To quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the show window And nothing in the stockroom. Indeed it’s all true. The chief cause of failure and unhappiness Is trading what we want most For what we want at the moment. Author unknown
Our Behaviorsdetermine the BLUE or REDin our Organization Our Behaviors Habits determine the BLUE or RED in our Organization How I behave starts with my “Pictures” or “Paradigms” Therefore, to change habits start 1 st by Changing the “Pictures” or “Paradigms” What I “See” Get or Not Get Do Makes me So that I Believe or Disbelieve Creating my HABITS
Behaviors in Action Not Get Do If I do not Get what I want I only change what I am doing Our Current Approach to Change Thus no Change in Habit/Behavior NB. Find the “Pictures” or “Paradigms” that create RED behavior
The 6 RED pictures 1. There 1. There is only one version of the truth 2. The 2. The world is a finite (limited) place 3. The 3. The world is an unfriendly place 4. Some 4. Some of us are better than others 5. My 5. My success lies in being Independent 6. Coercive 6. Coercive power gets things done
E e Balance Leadership is finding the balance between effectiveness and energy
Whatever you do, Ladies and Gentlemen – whatever you do BALI WISDOM Your WHILLS WEBBLE Don’t lose your EQUILABARIUM. Because if you lose your EQUILABARIUM,
Finding balance Balancing 18 nails on the head of 1 nail
Low e Low E Low e High E Potential High e Low E “creative” people 20% High e High E 5% 75% Disengaged
Personal EnergyBottom LineLeadership Energy Organisational Energy Customer Energy
The Disengaged School Principal A father knocks on his son's door. "Jaime," he says, "wake up!" Jaime answers, "I don't want to get up, Papa." The father shouts, "Get up, you have to go to school." Jaime says, "I don't want to go to school." "Why not?" asks the father. "Three reasons," says Jaime. "First, because it's so dull; second, the kids tease me; and third, I hate school." And the father says, "Well, I am going to give you three reasons why you must go to school. First, because it is your duty; second, because you are forty-five years old, and third, because you are the headmaster."
TRAPS Autobiography in FIVE SHORT CHAPTERS From “There’s a hole in my sidewalk” by Portia Nelson 1. I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I am lost … I am helpless. It isn’t my fault. It takes forever to find a way out. 2. I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I pretend I don’t see it. I fall in again. I can’t believe I am in the same place. But, it isn’t my fault. It still takes a long time to get out. 3. I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I see it is there. I still fall in. It’s a habit. My eyes are open. I know where I am. It is my fault. I get out immediately. 4. I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I walk around it. 5. I walk down another street
FRACTALS The word fractal has its origin in mathematics. Fractals are the visual depiction of mathematical equations, the same equations that describe natural phenomena like coastlines, plant shapes and weather patterns. Fractal shapes appear everywhere. A fractal object repeats a similar pattern or design at ever-smaller levels of scale. No matter where you look, the same pattern will be evident, yet no two fractals are exactly alike. In nature there are an infinite number of examples of fractals: e.g. the repeated form of the cells in a honeycomb, the form and structure of leaves, the scales on the skin of a snake, the dominant shape of the broccoli head, the shape of the clouds etc. The word is now also used to describe social phenomena: “I believe that fractals also have direct application for the leadership of organizations. The very best organizations have a fractal quality about them. An observer…can tell what the organization’s values and ways of doing business are by watching anyone, whether it be a production floor employee or a senior manager. There is a consistency and predictability to the quality of behaviour. No matter where we look in these organizations, self- similarity is found in its people, in spite of the complex range of roles and levels.” Margaret Wheatley. We promote the concept of fractals to enable people to address their major concerns – to make a difference. They are encouraged to decide upon a simple action, which they can repeat at regular intervals, and which either by their own effort or the support of others will contribute to the solution of the problem.
Fractal behaviour THE STORY OF LECH WALESA WHO BECAME PRESIDENT OF POLAND He was a dockworker in Gdansk, a Polish Port on the Baltic Sea. It was 1986. Poland had been occupied forcefully by the Soviets since 1945 and had tried several times to oust the Soviet Occupation. It was a Saturday. Lech Walesa and about 12 fellow dockworkers were having lunch in the docks, discussing what they could do to get rid of the Soviets. They made a plan. On the next Tuesday 9 million Poles came out on strike, demanding that the Soviets get out of Poland. The history of the World changed that Tuesday. Communism lost its power and dominance. Gorbachev and Perestroika replaced communism. The USSR was broken up. The Berlin Wall fell. The “cold war” between the West and the USSR warmed. The nuclear arms race came to and end. What a multiplier effect! How did it happen? The 12 dockworkers had no access to State TV or State controlled newspapers and no access to radio. Instead each of 12 agreed to tell 8 people about Tuesday’s plan to strike – and ask those 8 to tell another 8, and those 8 to tell another 8 … and so on.
The Pensioner’s Lament – time waits for nobody! If I had my life to live over again, I’d not be afraid of more mistakes, next time. In fact I’d relax a lot more. I’d limber up, I’d be sillier than I had been on this trip. In fact I know very few things that I’d take so seriously. I’d take more chances, I’d take more trips, I’d climb more mountains. I’d go more places than I’d ever been before. I’d eat more ice-cream and fewer beans. I’d have more actual troubles and fewer imaginary ones. You see I was one of those people that lived prophylactically and sanely and sensibly hour after hour, day after day. Oh, I’ve had my moments and if I had to live my life all over again, I’d try to have more of those moments. In fact I would try to have nothing else but wonderful moments, side by side by side, instead of living so many years ahead of my time. I was one of those people who never went anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a gargle, a raincoat and a parachute. If I had to do it all over again, I’d travel lighter next time. If I had my life to live over again, I’d play with more children pick more daisies. I’d love more. If I had my life to live over again. But you see I don’t …… We’re given only one. Author unknown
ZIZIPHUS MUCRONATA Buffalo thorn - English Blinkblaar-wag-n-bietjie doring boom - Afrikaans Umphafa - Xhosa Look back along the hooked thorn and learn from your past but don’t get stuck there. Look forward along the straight thorn and plan for your future.
Sharing your Big Yes & Big No Buttons Adding Energy Four Kinds of Relationships Subtracting Energy Multiplying Energy Dividing Energy Consider: 1.Sharing something personal about your name 2.What will give you a Big Yes in your life now 3.What will give you a Big NO in your life now 4.People who have a great influence on your energy 5.What was a great defining moment in your life 6.What do you think of when you hear the word infinite
Simple arithmetic of Human Energy < Add Subtract Multiply Divide + – × ÷
Add SubtractMultiply < Divide Key : How do you rate your colleagues?
Add SubtractMultiply < Divide Key : Me! - hopefully How some of your colleagues rate you
Sustainable personal energy 1.Balance 2.Authentic Relationships 3.Belong to “a community, family, country, company, school etc.” that has a worthy purpose
Nasrudin was now an old man looking back on his life. He sat with his friends in the tea shop telling his story. Alas, now I am old and my prayer is simpler. ‘Allah,’ I ask, ‘please give me the strength to at least change myself ’ In mid-life I awoke one day and realized my life was half over and I had changed no one. So I prayed to Allah to give me the strength to change those close around me who so much needed it. “When I was young I was fiery – I wanted to awaken everyone. I prayed to Allah to give me the strength to change the world.
"The ultimate competitive advantage of your enterprise comes down to a single imperative - your ability to grow and develop leaders faster than your competition. Your role is to grow leaders fast and develop a culture of leadership before your competition does". “The Greatness Guide” - Robin Sharma
“Abake babonana bayophinde babonane futhi” ….. those of us who have truly seen one another, will surely see one another again.