Complacency

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Complacency

  1. 1. Dr Mario Denton
  2. 2. Introductions It’s not what we know, it’s how we use what we know that counts! “Applied common sense”s We all have within ourselves, reserves of energy that we will never use, nor do we even realise its existences Most new ideas do not depend on new information, but on putting together old information in a new way!
  3. 3. Standing still.........s Standing still is the fastest way of moving backwards in a rapidly changing worlds Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity - Michael Porter
  4. 4. Failures of imaginations Forecasters in 1948 estimated “only a dozen or so very large corporations will be able to take advantage of the computer”. IBM made an early decision not to market the computer because it could never prove profitable.
  5. 5. Some food for thoughts The ability to learn faster than the competition is often the only sustainable competitive advantage a company can have. Arie de Geus.s There is no such thing as a failed experiment, only experiments with unexpected outcomes. Buckminster Fuller.
  6. 6. BenchmarkingBenchmarking is about improving competitive position, and using best practice to stimulate radical innovation rather than just seeking minor, incremental improvements on historical performance
  7. 7. Don’t keep a good person downs As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might. Marian Anderson.
  8. 8. A goal is a dream taken seriously!s Ifyou can dream it, you can do it!s Curiosity has its own reasoning for existing. Albert Einstein.s You are the best until proven wrong
  9. 9. Every new idea is born drownings A new idea is at its most vulnerable during the first moments of life. In any important relationship, one negative comment outweighs ten positives.
  10. 10. Solving problems.....s Problems cannot be solved by thinking within the framework in which the problems were created. Albert Einsteins A problem is a chance for you to do your best. Duke Ellington
  11. 11. A ship in the harbours A ship in the harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. William Shedds People cannot discover new oceans until they have the courage to lose sight of the above
  12. 12. Risktakings The trouble is, if you dont risk anything, you risk even more. Erica Youngs The greatest waste of our natural resources is the number of people who never achieve their potential.
  13. 13. The ability to think in oppositess The ability to think in opposites so that opposing ideas occur in the mind simultaneously is an important property for creativity
  14. 14. Yesterday’s successess“ Be careful of yesterday’s successes, because success taste so good it dulls the appetite for risk. Alvin Toffler
  15. 15. A new set of eye glassess Instead of pouring knowledge into people’s heads, we need to help them grind a new set of eyeglasses so that we can see the world in a new way. J S. Brown
  16. 16. The northern pike storys An interesting experiment was performed using a fish tank capable of being divided in half by a clear glass partitions A Northern Pike was put in one half of the tank.
  17. 17. The northern pike story(continued)s A number of small fish, normally food for the northern pike, were placed in the other halfs The Northern Pike could see the small fish plainly and it repeatedly crashed its snout against the clear glass partition in an attempt to get at the small fishs After a time the Northern Pike gave up, having learned it was of no uses The experimenter then removed the clear glass partition
  18. 18. The northern pike story:learning pointss The small fish continued to swim in one half of the tank and the Northern Pike in the other, making no attempt to cross into the other half of the tanks What the Northern Pike experienced in the past dictated how it reacted in the future
  19. 19. Obstacles s Obstacles always show up when you take your eye off the goal.
  20. 20. “ A Grizzly story” s An American took his Japanese friend for a ride through the woods s The buggy broke down and they decided to walk s After some time they were confronted by a big grizzly bear s The Japanese immediately started taking his takkies out of his knapsack
  21. 21. The Grizzly story: part 2s The American said: “Hey, that won’t help - you can’t out-run a grizzly bear”s To which the Japanese replied “I don’t have to out-run the bear - all I have to do is to out-run you”
  22. 22. The meaning of the story No company, however well established, can afford to develop a sense of complacency in the present, highly competitive industrial world.
  23. 23. Career stages GrowthHIGH MaintenancePER- EstablishmentFORM-ANCE Decline Trial Exploration Stagnation NEEDS 20 25 30 35 45 50 60 AGE
  24. 24. Sources of complacency The absence of a major and visible crisisHuman nature Low overallwith its capacity for performancedenial standards ComplacencyA lack of sufficient Too much happyperformance talkfeedback “Kill-the- messenger-of - bad- news” or low - confrontation culture
  25. 25. Enthusiasm.....s The real secret of success is enthusiasms Enthusiasm is the yeast that make your hopes rise to the starss Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eye, the grip in your hand, the irresistible surge of your will and energy to execute your ideass Enthusiasts are fighters .... they have fortitude and they have staying qualitiess Enthusiasm is at the bottom of all progress
  26. 26. The success formulae P = F(M x A x E) Where F = function P = PERFORMANCE M = MOTIVATION A = ABILITY E = ENVIRONMENT
  27. 27. Five kinds of companiess 1. Those that make things happenings 2. Those that think they make things happens 3. Those that watch things happens 4. Those that wonder whats happenings 5. Those that don’t know anything is happening
  28. 28. The future........s The Future is a matter of choice, not chance. You are where you are because of decisions you took - or didn’t take - sometime in the past. The shape of tomorrow depends entirely on how you act, right now
  29. 29. Ask questions.......The ‘silly’ question is the first intimation of sometotally new development. Alfred North Whitehead

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