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Welcome to the companion resources web page for the Law of the Farm Leadership Book
Agile is arguably the greatest buzzword in business in 2018. Agile in practice has much going for it. I like the original Agile Manifesto particularly the following two aspects: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools and Responding to change over following a plan.
Much of Agile literature in my view since the manifesto misses the human element, so my book takes a distinct Who Before Do bias.
The two best books I have read to date on Agile are by Steve Denning and Marty Neumeier. The detail of their books are in my recommended reading list.
This web page is currently being developed as I complete the research and writing of this the final book in the trilogy.
The title is still a work in progress. Your suggestions very welcome.
Publication at this stage will be early 2019 when this web page will be finalised.
To participate in the production of this book (and possibly become a case study!) please join me on a fourth Wednesday (unless otherwise notified) in Ballarat where I conduct a master-class on one of the 12 fundamentals (pictured below). I'm also bringing in other presenters whose expertise I highly value. Learn more about these master-classes here and then contact me on 0418 807 898.
You can also participate in learning during the production of this book via first Monday of the month Accountability Accelerators online.
Read the prologue to the book which includes an overview of the law of the farm and the underpinning 5 faces of a fully alive human being. There's also a link to the full pulse check.
Learn more about the 5 faces, 5 foundations and the 12 fundamentals of Law of the Farm Leadership (aka fully human leadership) by completing the pulse check. Just click on the cover below to download pulse check.
Warning: please don't feel overwhelmed by everything that is below.
The companion resources are all here simply for the convenience of enabling your access from one place.
Should you like any help please contact me on 0418 807 898. I also encourage you to share your progress during the client only online Accelerators held 12.30 - 1.30 and 5 - 6 pm on the first Monday of every month.
Asking the great questions essential for sustaining shared-view
This is the chapter of the book I'm currently working on. The master-class is on in Ballarat on July 25th 2018. You can register for this here. In this master-class will be exploring content you can review here, including the diagnostic you can download via the link and that is pictured below.
A week or so after the master-class I will completing the writing.
You can get Steven Pressfield's Do The Work book here.
You can get digital copies of my Changing What's Normal book and The Appreciative Leader handbook by contacting me.
Law of the Farm Leadership is the third and final book in this trilogy.
Compete With Yourself
Below is the recording of the Accelerator held on 20th March 2017 about enhancing your (their) gifts. Here's the accompanying PDF.
Enhancing your (their) gifts I believe is the number one role of leadership. Should you not yet be familiar with the concept get the first and second books in this trilogy, Changing What's Normal and The Appreciative Leader. For a quick refresher read the original blog post here.
Below is the recording of the first Appreciative Leaders Accelerator that was held on 13th February 2017. My apologies that only about half the session was recorded. (I was engrossed in the conversation and forgot to press the record button!). Please read The Appreciative Leader to familiarise yourself with the 8 conversations.
Here's the PDF discussed in the recording below.
Read more about Cal Newport's Deep Work concept here.
The Essential Conversations Matrix below is designed to help you to stay focused and keep everything in perspective. I regularly explore this matrix in first Monday of the month Accountability Accelerators and 1:1 and group mentoring sessions.
You'll find the link to the video of Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor's TEDx presentation here.
Below are the Seven special steps to successful collaboration from pages 99 and 100 in Changing What's Normal
1. Establish that there is agreement concerning the goal/s, objective/s, or aim/s. Don’t move on until you are absolutely certain there is agreement.
2. State what you can and will do to achieve the goal/s, objective/s, or aim/s.
3. Ask the other person or people involved to state what they can and will do to achieve the goal/s, objective/s, or aim/s.
4. State what you feel are the milestones or measurements that will indicate that you are on on track to achieve what you say you will in 2.
5. Ask the other person or people involved to state what they feel are the milestones or measurements that will indicate that they are on on track to achieve what they say they will
6. Agree on the dates and times that you will be in touch with each other to discuss progress and celebrate achievements.
7. Confirm in writing via email or letter your agreements in 2. through 6. and ask for a confirmation response from the other person or people involved.
Follow a change process
You'll find the actions relating to the above change process at the companion resources page to The Appreciative Leader handbook.
Below is a 30 minute conversation between my friend and colleague from Paris David Ednie where I explore compete with yourself, collaborating and following a change process, and David shares some insights into organisational change.
Pursue daily being better and wiser
This chapter was greatly inspired by Glenn Capelli's wit, wisdom and work and his master-class in Ballarat on June 27th 2018. You can download Glenn's handout from this master-class by clicking on it.
Please telephone me on +61 418 807 898 for a no obligation chat about how we can work together to apply the lessons of this book in your own best way, and achieve better business results at less human and business cost.
CEO Townsend Building Services
As a mentor to me and my family members who lead and manage our businesses Ian Berry has made a significant difference to our personal and business success including our 570% growth in just under 5 years.