Most of our troubles, personal, local, organisational, national, and international, are fundamentally based in our perceived need to hang onto the world in here (my view), our issues with the world out there (other people's views), and, our failure to focus more on the world we share (ours).
The exciting news is that when we find and sustain shared-view (ours) we can triumph over all our troubles.
In the workplace the most successful leaders sustain shared-view in seven areas of significance as overviewed in the diagnostic below. You can download the diagnostic here.
You can also download this diagnostic via a short action paper that I published in August 2019.
I take a quick look at each of the seven areas in the videos below.
The 'one great idea' is that full appreciation of what is, dramatically increases your likelihood of achieving what can be (possibility).
The 'one great idea' is that what we truly believe we can achieve.
The 'one great idea' is that your life only has one purpose, so does your business, and the two are connected in an unbreakable way.
The 'one great idea' is that strategy is the compass that guides your personal and business decisions, and execution is the map.
The 'one great idea' is that clever answers often hinder execution, whereas wise questions accelerate the process.
The 'one great idea' is that in the new world of work only the milestones and lead measures that have meaning for people have value.
NB I renamed this area Progress a year or so after filming. The idea comes from work with clients and 'The Progress Principle' i.e. "making meaningful progress visible."
The 'one great idea' is that behaviour determines your culture.
NB The latest version of the Valued, Values, Value model pictured is featured in my book Remarkable Workplace which you can download here.
I explore how to sustain shared-view in detail in The Appreciative Leader handbook.
You can download your copy of the handbook with my compliments here.
You can view the companion resources web page to the handbook here. Please note the special exercises under Sparkenations 15 and 16 about Appreciating what is and Imagining What Can Be.
Performance Possibility Plans on a page
The seven areas of shared-view are the focus areas of Performance Possibility Plans on a page that I assist my clients in developing and maintaining. I pioneered one page plans over 30 years ago. Today they are a key tool for focusing conversations about performance and helping people to be accountable. You can download my own plan and a template by clicking on the image below.
Peter Milligan and myself have a conversation about shared-view and what he calls complimentary opposites.
Below are recordings of two conversations I had with members of my community about sustaining shared-view.
Below is the video about values referenced in part two.
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