OUR MISSION The mission of Praxis Housing Initiatives is to bring about the sustainable transformation in the lives of chronically homeless persons living with HIV/AIDS, mental health issues, chemical dependency and other special needs. We do this by providing clean, safe housing and supportive services that lead to recovery, stability, and ultimately, INDEPENDENCE.
BEING GREAT <ul><li>DEMAND Greatness From Yourself and Others </li></ul><ul><li>Take Ownership of Your Area </li></ul><ul><li>A Powerful Moral Compass </li></ul><ul><li>Solicit Ideas From EVERYONE </li></ul><ul><li>Always Honor Complete By Dates </li></ul><ul><li>New Strategies for Problem Solving </li></ul>
“ Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work .” Steve Jobs
BEING GREAT <ul><li>Take Risks </li></ul><ul><li>Run TOWARDS Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Embrace Change </li></ul><ul><li>Learn From Failure </li></ul><ul><li>Ask “Why” and “What If…” </li></ul><ul><li>Seek Inspiration All Around You </li></ul>
“ Truly great people in any field devote many hours to deliberate practice . Deliberate practice is an activity that goes beyond repetition. It is consistent practice where the goal is to continually improve performance , reaching beyond your current capabilities, and seeking feedback on results .” Dr. K. Anders Ericsson Florida State University Professor 1993 Research on ‘Expert Performance’
<ul><li>Approach each critical task with an explicit goal of getting much better at it. Set goals that are just beyond your level of competency. </li></ul><ul><li>2. As you do the task, focus on what’s happening and why you’re doing it the way you are. </li></ul><ul><li>3. After the task, get feedback on your performance from multiple sources. Don’t get emotional about it, and make changes in your behavior as necessary. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Continually build mental models of your situation – of your industry, Praxis, your career. Expand the models to encompass more factors. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Do those steps regularly, not sporadically. Occasional practice does not work. Consistency is the key . </li></ul>
Woulda-Coulda-Shoulda All the Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas Layin' in the sun, Talkin' bout the things They woulda-coulda-shoulda done... But those Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas All ran away and hid From one little did . Shel Silverstein
TEAMWORK <ul><li>Collaborate/Work Together </li></ul><ul><li>Chip In/Help Out </li></ul><ul><li>Be Reliable & Accountable to Others </li></ul><ul><li>Coach/Mentor Others </li></ul><ul><li>Be There For Each Other </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage Each Other </li></ul>
GREAT COMMUNICATION <ul><li>Truly Listen </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t Complete Others’ Sentences </li></ul><ul><li>Eye Contact </li></ul><ul><li>Tone…Tone….Tone…Tone </li></ul><ul><li>The Impact of Body Language </li></ul><ul><li>Ask Clarifying Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Be 100% Engaged </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate Potential Issues BEFORE They Escalate </li></ul>
D Define the problem O Open your mind & apply creative techniques I Identify the Solution T Transform : implement the solution using an action plan
An Example TASK OWNER CONTRIBUTORS START END CONTINGENCIES STATUS <ul><li>Open new residence </li></ul>Mgt 2/1 4/1 Available capacity Open 1a: Explore site options Floyd Cuevas 2/1 2/15 Available capacity Open 1b. Assess funding options Vashti Rampatsingh 2/1 2/28 Discretionary budget In-progress
4 Perspective Approach! <ul><li>Product/Service Perspective : Is something WRONG with the product ? </li></ul><ul><li>Planning Perspective : Are our business plans faulty ? </li></ul><ul><li>Potential Perspective : If we increase our workload, projects, service offerings, how would we achieve this ? </li></ul><ul><li>People Perspective : Do we have the right people in the right jobs ? </li></ul>
“ Conflict is the gadfly of thought. It stirs us to observation and memory. It instigates to invention. It shocks us out of sheep like passivity, and sets us at noting and contriving.” John Dewey
“ Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunity.” Joseph Sugarman
OH THE PLACES YOU WILL GO So, Be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray Or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O’Shea Your off to great places. Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So…get on your way. Dr. Seuss
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