The 108 page workbook was originally published as a limited edition for my clients. I acknowledge them in the workbook which includes case studies. It was a wonderful two year exercise where we met for three hours every month to workshop the content.
Here is Executive Summary
Common-cause The change I’m seeking to make with you are shifts in being, feeling, thinking and doing that mean the maximum number of people in your workplace feel valued, live values and are delivering value.
Cognition Think, read, listen, watch, learn, remember, reason, and pay attention with the never-ending curiosity of a child and the hard-earned wisdom of a grandparent.
Convention My way of making change happen is to use enlightened language that elevates conversations which enrich relationships. You can easily adopt my convention in your own best way.
Consciousness Our aim in a our work together is to ensure that high levels of self-awareness and awareness of others are a hallmark of your workplace culture.
Compete with yourself Your only competitor is the person you looked at in the mirror this morning. Your life’s quest is to be the best version of you, the one-of-a-kind human being you are.
Concentration “Less But Better” is a great motto for life and work. You become who you focus on being and less but better ensures laser like focus.
Communication Creating and sustaining shared-view (ours) in seven areas of significance (reality, possibility, purpose, strategy, execution, progress and culture) is a consequence of wise, witty and warm communication, powerful presentations and candid, convivial and compassionate conversations.
Collaboration Opposition, Competition, Us and Them and references to They are all relics of the past. The best present and future are all about Us, We and Embracing Mwe (Me + We= Mwe)
Communities We gather where we feel genuine connection with fellow human beings, and have a sense of belonging, meaning and being cared for.
Contribution Our lives are a continuous cycle of living, loving, leading and leaving (our contribution) which result in our legacy.
Coexistence Enlightened self-interest, sustaining shared-view and noticing (mindfulness) are the essentials of coexistence and living in harmony with one another.
Connection "Making progress in meaningful work visible” is one of the truly great success principles. It is one of the consequences of being deeply connected to fellow human beings.
Co-promises Our ultimate success depends on fulfilling co-promises that mean people feel valued, live values and that ensure we’re better and wiser in delivering value.
For assistance with any of the content please telephone me on +61 418 807 898.
This is a great book. Structure, Style and Sensibility. People will Read it, Use it and Love it!
Glenn Capelli, Better, Smarter Wiser Professional Speaker, Churchill Fellow
A major aim of this workbook is to inspire you to be a Sparkenator in your own best way through increasing your capacity in the seven relationship enhancement roles pictured.
For a refresher on the law of the farm please watch Grandpa's Story below
Sparkenation a spark that ignites passion that leads to action that changes what’s normal.
Co - jointly, mutually, shared, connected.
Deliberate Practice - purposeful, systematic, focused attention.
You can get Steven Pressfield's Do The Work book here.
You can get digital copies of my Changing What's Normal book here and The Appreciative Leader handbook here.
The Essential Conversations Matrix below is designed to help you to stay focused and keep everything in perspective. Please download the ebook referenced in the book by clicking on the image below.
Sparkenation 6. Concentration
Listen to the podcast of this Sparkenation.
This sparkenation 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.
A key to concentration is the wonderful idea of 'Essentialism' and it's key concept "less but better". Read more about this.
Sparkenation 7. Communication
Listen to the podcasts of this Sparkenation. Part 1 below, Part 2 underneath diagnostic. Part 3 is underneath Part 2. For the ebook referenced in Part 2 please click on Essential Conversations matrix in Sparkenation 5. above.
This post contains a video of one of my own signature stories and links to the books pictured
Sparkenation 8. Collaboration
Listen to the podcast of this Sparkenation.
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 my Changing What's Normal book. Get the book here.
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 in 3. 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.
You'll find the 19 Really Useful Techniques for making difficult conversations history ebook here.
You'll find ‘The great questions remarkable leaders often ask’ ebook here.
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.
‘The People Centered Economy: The New Ecosystem For Work’ makes my recommended business books to read list because its focus is on raising the value of people in stark contrast to what most business leaders are trying to do, lower the cost of tasks.