HOW TO TAKE GIANT LEAPS IN YOUR PERFORMANCE
Geoff McDonald @BookRapper BookRapper.com
The Book
GeoffMcDonald.com/blog
The Book
Jossey-Bass, San Fransisco, 2009.
Steve Zaffron
The Authors
Dave Logan
The BIG Idea
Conversational
Technology
Speed RAP
The Power of Context
Book Rapper Says...
Transform
Anything!
Your Challenge
Leap Forward!
Fixing Problems is Broken
GeoffMcDonald.com/blog
It doesn’t matter what you do the problem keeps occuring
Sand Castles
The Problem with Problem Solving
Fixing = Shifting Content
FIXING = SHIFTING CONTENT
The more things change
The more they stay the same
French Proverb
A frog is not a bigger tadpole
Transformation
No problem can
be solved at the
same level at
which it was
created
TRANSFORMING = SHIFTING CONTEXT
Problems don’t get solved, they get transformed
Transforming = Shift Context
TRANSFORMING = SHIFTING CONTEXT
To create a new future, transform the present
Shift Context
Present Future
Why People Do What They Do
GeoffMcDonald.com/blog
What others do makes perfect sense for them
Not Making Sense?
We literally live in different worlds
‘Out There’ ‘In Here’
The First Law of Performance
Our performance directly
correlates to how
situations occur to us.
Beyond perception and experience
Perspective
How are these slides
occuring to you right now?
Is this a sunrise or a sunset? Or neither?
How does this photo occur to you?
What do you see?
Different worlds provide different contexts
World‘Out There’
Versions of Same World
The World‘as it is’
Common Sense
Facts =...
Different worlds provide different contexts
World‘Out There’
Versions of Same World
The World‘as it is’
Common Sense
Facts =...
Reflect on this… it might just turn your world upside down
Your Default Future
GeoffMcDonald.com/blog
A clear distinction between our past and our future
Invented Future
PAST PRESENT FUTURE
When our future is coloured by our past
Default Future
PAST PRESENT FUTURE
If you keep going as you are where will you end up?
Almost Certain Future
A default future - Living in the past
Rear View Mirror
A default future - living in the future
Telescope of Hope
Based on the past, calls you in the present
Invented Future
Excited about going before you leave
Going on Holiday
How Your Future Got Hijacked
GeoffMcDonald.com/blog
Today seems like another yesterday
Groundhog Day
The Second Law of Performance
How situations occur is
inseperable from
language.
We usually only listen to the words that are actually spoken
The‘Said’
Foreground Conversation
THE‘SAID’
Our Background Conversation shapes what we do/don’t say
The‘Unsaid’
Background Conversation
Our language constantly makes meaning from what happens
Meaning
Something
Happens
We Make It
Mean
Something
Blanking Your Canvas
GeoffMcDonald.com/blog
Not whole or finished… a project, a relationship…
Incomplete
Our Incomplete Relationships live here!
Meaning
Something
Happens
We Make It
Mean
Something
Symptoms of Incomplete Relationships
Missing, off or not right
Distant or separate
Emotional Charge
Speaking Badly
Not Full...
This is why our incompletions run us - Groundhog Day!
The‘Unsaid’
Background Conversation
Satisfied, in integrity, whole
Complete
Six Steps to Complete a Relationship
Notice
Conversation
Meaning
Responsibility
Action
Declare
Future Generations
GeoffMcDonald.com/blog
The Third Law of Performance
Future-based language
transforms how situations
occur to people.
Your Default Future is a description of your world
Descriptions
Our descriptions are made up of these things
Expectations
Hopes
Fears
Predictions
Judgments
Assessments
Assertions
We speak the world into existence
Declarations
Your Default Future is a description of your world
Default Future
Creating the future with your language
Declarations
We speak our Invented Future into existence
Declarations
What Are You Committed To?
GeoffMcDonald.com/blog
How to Stay Committed
On the Field
New Game
Obstacles
Insights
Coaching
Past Behind
Play 100%
The Self-Led Organization
GeoffMcDonald.com/blog
The way you create your future determines your future
Different Futures
A top-down strategy is like wearing your big brother’s clothes
Hand-me-down Future
If you want engagement, start with engagement
Engagement?
Call people to account around managing the future
Co-Authored Future
This approach has less focus on a charismatic individual
Let the Future Lead!
The Self-Led Leader
GeoffMcDonald.com/blog
To be self-led requires Personal Leadership
Leading Self
Occuring
Language
Commitment
Game
Complete
Coached
Managing the communication pathways is crucial
Leading Others
Have your say and create opportunities for others to share
Leading Others
Say • Master • Listen
Master both Descriptive and Generative language
Leading Others
Say • Master • Listen
Listen for the future in the‘unsaid’
Leading Others
Say • Master • Listen
More...
GeoffMcDonald.com/blog
1
Occur
2
Language
3
Future
Based
Language
Buy the Book!
Jossey-Bass, San Fransisco, 2009.
Buy Dave’s Other Book
TribalLeadership.net/book
Your Challenge
Leap Forward!
Recording available for members at : BookRapper.com
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Want to create a breakthrough and transform the results you're producing in life or in your business? This is the Book Rapper version of Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan's fabulous book The Three Laws of Performance. It includes some timeless principles for transforming your performance based upon the power of language. It's a must read for anyone wanting to take their life or their business to another level.

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  1. 1. HOW TO TAKE GIANT LEAPS IN YOUR PERFORMANCE
  2. 2. Geoff McDonald @BookRapper BookRapper.com
  3. 3. The Book GeoffMcDonald.com/blog
  4. 4. The Book Jossey-Bass, San Fransisco, 2009.
  5. 5. Steve Zaffron The Authors Dave Logan
  6. 6. The BIG Idea Conversational Technology
  7. 7. Speed RAP The Power of Context
  8. 8. Book Rapper Says... Transform Anything!
  9. 9. Your Challenge Leap Forward!
  10. 10. Fixing Problems is Broken GeoffMcDonald.com/blog
  11. 11. It doesn’t matter what you do the problem keeps occuring Sand Castles
  12. 12. The Problem with Problem Solving Fixing = Shifting Content FIXING = SHIFTING CONTENT
  13. 13. The more things change The more they stay the same French Proverb
  14. 14. A frog is not a bigger tadpole Transformation
  15. 15. No problem can be solved at the same level at which it was created
  16. 16. TRANSFORMING = SHIFTING CONTEXT Problems don’t get solved, they get transformed Transforming = Shift Context
  17. 17. TRANSFORMING = SHIFTING CONTEXT To create a new future, transform the present Shift Context Present Future
  18. 18. Why People Do What They Do GeoffMcDonald.com/blog
  19. 19. What others do makes perfect sense for them Not Making Sense?
  20. 20. We literally live in different worlds ‘Out There’ ‘In Here’
  21. 21. The First Law of Performance Our performance directly correlates to how situations occur to us.
  22. 22. Beyond perception and experience Perspective
  23. 23. How are these slides occuring to you right now?
  24. 24. Is this a sunrise or a sunset? Or neither?
  25. 25. How does this photo occur to you? What do you see?
  26. 26. Different worlds provide different contexts World‘Out There’ Versions of Same World The World‘as it is’ Common Sense Facts = Facts Someone is that way World‘In Here’ Different Worlds How world occurs Reality Illusion Facts = occur to us How they occur to us
  27. 27. Different worlds provide different contexts World‘Out There’ Versions of Same World The World‘as it is’ Common Sense Facts = Facts Someone is that way World‘In Here’ Different Worlds How world occurs Reality Illusion Facts = occur to us How they occur to us
  28. 28. Reflect on this… it might just turn your world upside down
  29. 29. Your Default Future GeoffMcDonald.com/blog
  30. 30. A clear distinction between our past and our future Invented Future PAST PRESENT FUTURE
  31. 31. When our future is coloured by our past Default Future PAST PRESENT FUTURE
  32. 32. If you keep going as you are where will you end up? Almost Certain Future
  33. 33. A default future - Living in the past Rear View Mirror
  34. 34. A default future - living in the future Telescope of Hope
  35. 35. Based on the past, calls you in the present Invented Future
  36. 36. Excited about going before you leave Going on Holiday
  37. 37. How Your Future Got Hijacked GeoffMcDonald.com/blog
  38. 38. Today seems like another yesterday Groundhog Day
  39. 39. The Second Law of Performance How situations occur is inseperable from language.
  40. 40. We usually only listen to the words that are actually spoken The‘Said’ Foreground Conversation THE‘SAID’
  41. 41. Our Background Conversation shapes what we do/don’t say The‘Unsaid’ Background Conversation
  42. 42. Our language constantly makes meaning from what happens Meaning Something Happens We Make It Mean Something
  43. 43. Blanking Your Canvas GeoffMcDonald.com/blog
  44. 44. Not whole or finished… a project, a relationship… Incomplete
  45. 45. Our Incomplete Relationships live here! Meaning Something Happens We Make It Mean Something
  46. 46. Symptoms of Incomplete Relationships Missing, off or not right Distant or separate Emotional Charge Speaking Badly Not Fully Acknowledged Broken Agreements
  47. 47. This is why our incompletions run us - Groundhog Day! The‘Unsaid’ Background Conversation
  48. 48. Satisfied, in integrity, whole Complete
  49. 49. Six Steps to Complete a Relationship Notice Conversation Meaning Responsibility Action Declare
  50. 50. Future Generations GeoffMcDonald.com/blog
  51. 51. The Third Law of Performance Future-based language transforms how situations occur to people.
  52. 52. Your Default Future is a description of your world Descriptions
  53. 53. Our descriptions are made up of these things Expectations Hopes Fears Predictions Judgments Assessments Assertions
  54. 54. We speak the world into existence Declarations
  55. 55. Your Default Future is a description of your world Default Future
  56. 56. Creating the future with your language Declarations
  57. 57. We speak our Invented Future into existence Declarations
  58. 58. What Are You Committed To? GeoffMcDonald.com/blog
  59. 59. How to Stay Committed On the Field New Game Obstacles Insights Coaching Past Behind Play 100%
  60. 60. The Self-Led Organization GeoffMcDonald.com/blog
  61. 61. The way you create your future determines your future Different Futures
  62. 62. A top-down strategy is like wearing your big brother’s clothes Hand-me-down Future
  63. 63. If you want engagement, start with engagement Engagement?
  64. 64. Call people to account around managing the future Co-Authored Future
  65. 65. This approach has less focus on a charismatic individual Let the Future Lead!
  66. 66. The Self-Led Leader GeoffMcDonald.com/blog
  67. 67. To be self-led requires Personal Leadership Leading Self Occuring Language Commitment Game Complete Coached
  68. 68. Managing the communication pathways is crucial Leading Others
  69. 69. Have your say and create opportunities for others to share Leading Others Say • Master • Listen
  70. 70. Master both Descriptive and Generative language Leading Others Say • Master • Listen
  71. 71. Listen for the future in the‘unsaid’ Leading Others Say • Master • Listen
  72. 72. More... GeoffMcDonald.com/blog
  73. 73. 1 Occur 2 Language 3 Future Based Language
  74. 74. Buy the Book! Jossey-Bass, San Fransisco, 2009.
  75. 75. Buy Dave’s Other Book TribalLeadership.net/book
  76. 76. Your Challenge Leap Forward!
  77. 77. Recording available for members at : BookRapper.com A Presentation
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