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I Am Not So Smart. And No Offense But Neither Are You. Understanding Cognitive Biases. Pt. 2

In part one of this article we explored what a cognitive bias is and how they can wreak havoc on our thinking and living. In part two we’ll look at how cognitive biases infect groups and I’ll give you a four-step process to reduce the influence of biases. — What Do You See? Take a look at [...]

I Am Not So Smart. And No Offense But Neither Are You. Understanding Cognitive Biases. Pt. 2 2017-07-11T20:32:34+00:00

Don’t Just Generate Ideas, Weave Them Together

Yesterday I sat with a team that had to make a pressing decision. The decision was fraught, as many decisions are, with “if-then” possibilities. You know how these conversations go, right? “If we do A, then B could happen. But if we do C, then D might happen.” And of course, none of the possible [...]

Don’t Just Generate Ideas, Weave Them Together 2017-07-11T21:11:41+00:00

The Reason Humility Matters

Setting The Stage This excerpt is from my book, Tribal Alchemy: Mining Your Team’s Collective Ingenuity. It comes at a point in the book where I discuss personal practices that increase collective ingenuity. Throughout my coaching and research, I’ve discovered that high performing teams are populated by individuals who are vigilant about their own self development. [...]

The Reason Humility Matters 2017-07-11T21:11:15+00:00

Why Productive Complaining Changes The World

This is an excerpt from my book, Tribal Alchemy: Mining Your Team’s Collective Ingenuity.  Dave Fleming, 2016. — Productive complaining has a purpose, and that purpose is alchemy. Productive complaining occurs when the complaining highlights something that is wrong in the system, something that needs to change. The issue can be frustrating and even cause tribe [...]

Why Productive Complaining Changes The World 2017-07-11T20:32:44+00:00

“Coaching” at work is not a four-letter word

Adapted from, Intersections: Four Deliberate Actions That Help You Create Solutions And Achieve Results. Dave Fleming. c. 2017. Coaching is Your Friend Golf swings, musical instruments, exercise regimens and hundreds of other activities. It's no big deal to get coaching for any of them. You're not a failure if you do, get coaching. You're seen [...]

“Coaching” at work is not a four-letter word 2017-07-11T21:10:32+00:00

Ingenuity Tip: When It Comes To Everyday Achievement, Stop Using The Word “Awesome”

The Universe. The human brain. The Grand Canyon. Any of the world's oceans. -- The things above deserve to be described as, "awesome." They fit the definition and spirit of the word. Here's one generally agreed upon definition of "awesome."     exhibiting or marked by awe; showing reverence, admiration, or fear.   When you stand [...]

Ingenuity Tip: When It Comes To Everyday Achievement, Stop Using The Word “Awesome” 2017-05-23T06:42:13+00:00

Generate more solutions with these two types of thinking

Adapted from the book, Tribal Alchemy: Mining Your Team's Collective Ingenuity. c. 2016. Dave Fleming.   Explore and evaluate combinations of ideas through divergent and convergent thinking In order to be successful, your team needs to consistently create real-time solutions and results. The solutions you need come, in part, from insights you generate through your [...]

Generate more solutions with these two types of thinking 2017-03-20T07:56:02+00:00

Ingenuity Tip: Three Leader-Actions That Will Infuse Ingenuity Into Your Execution

Here are three leader actions that infuse ingenuity into execution. Listen below.   [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/308980359" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]

Ingenuity Tip: Three Leader-Actions That Will Infuse Ingenuity Into Your Execution 2017-02-22T07:15:49+00:00

Ingenuity Tip: Go Beyond Emotional Reactions

Ever been in a meeting where someone “reacts emotionally?” Ever been that person? Of course…we both witnessed these relations and been the “reactor.” But, these moments are often full of possibility. Here’s a tip that can help you turn an emotional reaction into a more ingenious moment.  Listen at soundcloud: [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/308031796" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" [...]

Ingenuity Tip: Go Beyond Emotional Reactions 2017-02-16T09:26:34+00:00

Scaffold new hires to support their success

This is an excerpt from the upcoming e-program entitled, Intersections: Four Deliberate Interactions That Infuse Ingenuity Into Your Mission. The four intersections are: hiring talent, onboarding to the party, coaching for continuous improvement and correcting for change. In this excerpt, we explore scaffolding a new hire. Scaffolding is also important at the coaching and correcting intersections. But here [...]

Scaffold new hires to support their success 2017-02-14T13:47:28+00:00

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