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  • (Depending on the audience, I might defer this until a second session.) Constructionist:
  • Inner Dialogue: Heart patient study: 1:1 ratio vs. 2:1 Images occur in dialogue – sum total or ratio of + and - statements The internal dialogue of an organization is where you find the guiding image of the company -- The conversations we have with each other. Think about Nortel’s "inner dialogue" right now and the effects they have on action and mindset. Sports – see lots of examples of affirmative capacity – the idea that the brain has the ability to wrap around an image rather than a "not image." Close your eyes right now and do not think about a cow grazing in an emerald green field who is black with a white stripe around the middle. This is why goal statements have to be stated in the positive: My favorite is to eat for health and vitality vs. don’t eat donuts. Bowlers study: We think that elimination of failures and practicing negative self-talk will improve performance when exactly the opposite appears to be true. Bowlers study: Both groups learned, but those viewing only what they did well showed a 100% difference in speed of improvement Sociology: When people study problems and conflicts, the number and severity of the problems they identify actually increases. But when they study human ideals & achievements, peak experiences and best practices, these things tend to flourish. Placebo 1/3 to 2/3 will respond. Higher when the doctor believes the medication will help as well. As we start to plan, let’s think about the actions you take which can create beliefs and images for others so that positive actions will move us in the direction of more vitality and aliveness as an organization. What I think is compelling in this research is that it tells us that symbols and conversations that emerge from whatever analytic mode we use are among our greatest resources. … look briefly at how this mode compares to traditional problem-solving. Of the power of positive image Pygmalion: "as the teacher believes, so the student becomes". In over 400 studies, behavior affected by assumptions Even occurred with white mice! Teacher attitude in basic training the most powerful predictor of future success in the military. Consider their mindset towards others and how people live into their beliefs. (My Tim Dempsey story)
  • This was used at a trucking company and began as a request to figure out how to reduce grievances. Notice how the wording was developed to resonate with that particular culture. Also notice how the preamble sets up the context for the questions.
  • Definition: 4 generic questions  Stories  Topics to study Design example: In the discovery phase at Avon, found that the most important moments of effective teaming between men and women happened when they worked as co-chairs. Become a design principle in the organization. Most organizational projects jump to Delivery: people, structures & practices. But if we don’t take the time to reconceive the organizational beliefs about all the tough stuff, you just repeat the old structures and revert right back to the command and control bureaucracy. Glossing over the principles phase in Design is why threre is no traction in most org change work. Delivery at Avon: major profit increase. Won a major award 2 years later as a best place for women to work; 6 years later the AI approach is still alive.
  • A calling depends on two words that are familiar to us everywhere in our lives, but often not at work: Love and soul. Many old story leaders recoil when they hear these words, fearing that crystals and incense will follow. The dictionary defines love as a deep and tender feeling of affection. We think too much. We feel too little. Most people yearn for the opportunity to have deep and tender feelings of affection for their work and their colleagues. They want to do work they love, with people they care about. These are natural human aspirations that have become strangely absent from the modern workplace. And then there is the “S” word - the Soul. The very notion of the soul, let alone the thought of having soulful experiences at work mystifies many people. We all experience soulful moments in our lives - when we are at the symphony, when we watch a sunset, when we gaze into the eyes of our lover, when we hold a baby, when we play with a puppy, when we are deeply appreciated. We all want to feel the same way at work. There is no reason why this should not be so Hardly anybody fails at something that engages their hearts; they fail at things that are driven by negative energy. Fear, especially of poverty, inadequacy, loss of status, change and other frailties of the ego, drive our career choices, and paradoxically, this inevitably leads us to failure - the thing we fear most. What makes great artists, poets, athletes or writers unique is that they are among the few who have discovered their gifts and turned them into work that they love. It is a calling, a vocation. As a consequence, they are often brilliant in their fields. We are not trained for a calling – we are called.
  • Inspiration is that moment when we access the ineffable experience of the spirit inside us, which is the spirit that is one with the universe. It is our muse, our creative juice, our love and passion and joy bursting from our heart in a tide of beautiful energy. Inspiration is an inner knowing that transcends any external motivation. Inspiration is thus a different class of experience from motivation.
  • Free teambuilding activities presentation

    1. 1. Tony Dovale LifeMasters International 083-447-6300 V2.0 www.lifemasters.co.za REAL Team Building
    2. 2. Example of Effectiveness Client: Mr. Lee On Raise his leadership approach to engage his target market on a new level
    3. 3. What do you want more of? LOVE Or… FEAR www.lifemasters.co.za
    4. 4. Leader wanted
    5. 5. <ul><li>“ In organisation’s, real power and energy is generated through relationships. The patterns of relationships and the capacities to form them are more important than tasks, functions, roles, and positions.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Margaret Wheatly, Leadership and the New Science </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Leadership is not so much about technique & methods as it is about opening the heart. </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership is about inspiration - of oneself and of others. </li></ul><ul><li>- Lance Secretan </li></ul>www.lifemasters.co.za
    7. 7. Story of Work <ul><li>1600 - Hunter Gatherer - Participation/Skill </li></ul><ul><li>1750 - Agrigarian – Pioneer / Skill/Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>> 1750 Industrial revolution - Command & control </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Slavery and Other Trades - Class / $ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>1940 Wars - Command & Control Hierarchy </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Women entered market </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>1950’s Information 50's-'70's - Muscle To Mind </li></ul><ul><li>1990’s Connected - global knowledge </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Action Directors </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>> 1995 Knowledge Economy </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creative - Human connection – shared control </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Experience/Brand Economy - Work through Others </li></ul><ul><li>Attention Economy - Info Glut </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Year 1472 - 199 Books / 300,000 books annually </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Today 225Billion Editorial pgs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet traffic x2 100 days </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Emotional/Spiritual Economy </li></ul>
    8. 8. What do we want? <ul><li>Awesome Team qualities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flip Chart List </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Current Qualities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flip List </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Appreciate – 5D new choices </li></ul><ul><li>Clear slate </li></ul><ul><li>Start again </li></ul>www.lifemasters.co.za
    9. 9. Profile feedback <ul><li>Trust </li></ul>
    10. 10. Rocking the Boat <ul><li>Organisational Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership / Mgmt </li></ul><ul><li>Service Delivery </li></ul><ul><li>People </li></ul><ul><li>Structural – bussines process </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Regional & Provincial </li></ul>www.lifemasters.co.za
    11. 11. Appreciative Leadership <ul><li>New definition of leadership includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the ability to see the best </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>lift it up & energize </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>create an alignment of strengths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>see opportunities in the environment more rapidly than others. </li></ul></ul>www.lifemasters.co.za
    12. 12. What’s your story? <ul><li>Family </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who, where, What, Experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Self </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardest Times </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Best Times </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biggest Fear </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Destiny, Cause Calling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hope for the future </li></ul></ul>www.lifemasters.co.za
    13. 13. T.R.U.S.T. <ul><li>Truly </li></ul><ul><li>Resilient </li></ul><ul><li>Using constructive </li></ul><ul><li>Self </li></ul><ul><li>Talk </li></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>What one… internal statement or comment, that if stopped, would irrevocably alter your Life for the better? </li></ul>
    15. 15. Core Goal / Fire Fighting <ul><li>Rate your time (as %) spent on… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Core Goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Fire Fighting” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wasted </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. 5 AI Principles <ul><li>Constructionist: We live in worlds our questions create. Knowledge and org destiny are interwoven. We see the world we describe. </li></ul><ul><li>Simultaneity : Change begins at the moment you ask the first question. </li></ul><ul><li>Anticipatory: Deep change occurs first in our images of the future </li></ul><ul><li>Positive: The more positive the question, the greater and longer-lasting the change. </li></ul>www.lifemasters.co.za
    17. 17. AI Evidence <ul><li>When organizations or groups capture positive imagery internally and make it visible, it starts to drive change in an individualistic, self-directed way. It creates a sense of focus . </li></ul>Our image of the future drives our ACTION! Placebo Effect Help someone construct an image of how something might happen, and it drives behavior which creates a change in that direction Pygmalion Effect Change a teacher’s image of a student, and their behavior changes toward the student, improving student performance Sociology The study of problems creates an increase in number & severity of problems. But opposite also occurs. Sports Vivid visualization of one’s performance guides physical performance. Speed of learning when only correct images are reviewed. Internal Conversations Studies of pre and post operative patients. Difference in recovery between positive and negative imagery.
    18. 18. Analysis… Grievance Reduction  “Enthusiastic Engagement & Positive Energy” <ul><li>Organizations work best when they are vibrant, alive and fun. You know, when the &quot;joint is jumping!&quot; You can sense that the spirit of the organization is vital and healthy and that people feel pride in their work. Everyone builds on each other's successes, a positive can do attitude is infectious and the glow of success is shared. What's more, this positive energy is appreciated and celebrated so it deepens and lasts. </li></ul><ul><li>1. Tell me about a time when you experienced positive energy that was infectious. What was the situation? What created the positive energy? How did it feel to be a part of it? What did you learn? </li></ul><ul><li>2. If positive energy were the flame of the organization, how would you spark it? How would you fuel it to keep it burning bright? </li></ul>
    19. 19. The AI Change Process Definition: Decide What to Learn About Discovery: Opportunity Context Positive Core Dream: Envisioning what might be; shared images for a preferred future Design: Finding innovative ways to create that future; Breakthrough propositions Delivery: Sustaining the Change Topic (What you Want More of)
    20. 20. 4 Generic Questions to Start <ul><li>Best experience. Tell us about a time when… </li></ul><ul><li>What do you value about… yourself, work, organization. </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think is the core life-giving factor or value of our organization –that which if it did not exist would make your organization totally different than currently? </li></ul><ul><li>You have 3 wishes for Maxiprest, what are they? </li></ul>www.lifemasters.co.za
    21. 21. Results Actions Skills Abilities Attitudes Beliefs Programming Static ” Leaks” = Fear, Resentments, Anger, Loss Re-Programming your Personal Operating System I have Ability, I am worthy, I can do, It is safe to do, success is achievable Restrictions “Learned Helplessness” AQ - Adversity Intelligence & Resiliency They owe me Watch me do it ” Energy” = Past & Future Success enhance “Now” Focus Victim/ Do it for me Resourceful/Collaborate Support is OK Min impact and Use Max Impact and Use Reactive Proactive - + Logical Levels of Results Unless the area below the line is clear, all efforts to effectively enhance factors above this line on a long term are WASTED time, money and effort! Unaware Conscious Warmware Self Aware Self-Manage Core I have no Ability, I am not worthy, I can’t do, It is not safe to do, success is not achievable
    22. 22. 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 -Total Burnout Productivity lower -Very Energized -Energised No energy At All/No Motivation Productivity Higher My Energy -Starting to Rev
    23. 23. Energy Allocation “ Now” Your Future Your Past You ___% ___% ___%
    24. 24. AQ Details <ul><li>C – Control (Helplessness = Stress) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Perceived influence to improve the situation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To what extent do you control your own response to the situation (Delayed / Spontaneous*) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>O – Ownership (Engagement/Dis Eng) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Extent to which you take it upon yourself to improve the situation, regardless of cause. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>R – Reach (bleeding over, Fear & worry) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How far you let the adversity into other areas of your life. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>E – Endurance (catastrophising) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How long one perceives the adversity will endure </li></ul></ul>The meaning you give an event is the event – Deepak Chopra
    25. 25. EILEAD to build AQ <ul><li>Energy - What can I do right now to elevate my energy levels? </li></ul><ul><li>Identity - What must shift in me, to enable me to handle this better? </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to your AQ response </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Was it a high or low resilience response? Was it constructive or destructive? What can I do NOW to enhance this? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Explore origins & ownership of the result </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the possible origins of the adversity? What portion of this adversity is my responsibility? What, specifically, could I have done better? What aspects of the results should I own? What can I do NOW to change this? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Analyze - What evidence is there that I have no control here? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What evidence is there that the adversity has to affect other areas of my life? How can I contain it? What evidence is there that the adversity must last any longer than necessary? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do something - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What can I do NOW to gain a little control over this. What could I do to limit the reach or duration of this adversity? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    26. 27. Dam Water Before Dam Water After How high is your vibration?
    27. 28. You make me sick I’ll Kill You! Love & Appreciation Dr Masaru Emoto Bach – Goldberg Variations
    28. 29. Why creates How <ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>Honest & Open </li></ul><ul><li>Integrity </li></ul><ul><li>Forgive </li></ul><ul><li>Truth & Trust </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility </li></ul>www.lifemasters.co.za
    29. 30. Our calling is the work we love… What is a Calling? … the activities we undertake that make our hearts soar and provide deep and lasting moment of bliss
    30. 31. Key Driving Questions <ul><li>1. What is my Destiny? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why am I here on Earth? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How does my life make a difference? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2. What is my Cause? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How will I be while I am here? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What will I stand for? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are my aspirations a magnet for passion? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3. What is my Calling? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What will I do, and how will I use my talents and passion to serve? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is your Calling and how can I help you to achieve greater mastery? </li></ul></ul>
    31. 32. Destiny: To Help Create a More Sustainable and Loving Planet Cause: Inspiring Others to see the Sacredness in Everything Calling: To Lead and Serve Through my Writing, Teaching, and Speaking
    32. 33. Confusing Motivation with Inspiration <ul><li>Motivate : </li></ul><ul><li>to provide a motive; to induce, incite, impel; </li></ul><ul><li>to be the cause or driving force behind something that somebody does </li></ul><ul><li>Self Interest, greed, Win/Lose, Burn-out </li></ul>The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition;
    33. 34. Confusing Motivation with Inspiration <ul><li>Inspire : from the Latin spirare, meaning ‘spirit’, to affect, guide, or arouse by divine influence; to fill with enlivening or exalting emotion; to animate; a divine influence upon human beings; to give life, the breath of God; </li></ul><ul><li>Service and Love – Win /Win, Sustainable </li></ul>The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition ;
    34. 35. Staff Engagement You cannot maximise Profits until you harness Passion
    35. 36. <ul><li>Inspiration is the oxygen of the soul. The human spirit yearns to inspire and be inspired </li></ul>
    36. 38. <ul><li>&quot;To be what we are, and to become what we are capable </li></ul><ul><li>of becoming, is the only end of life&quot; Robert Louis Stevenson </li></ul>www.lifemasters.co.za
    37. 39. My New Team Commitment <ul><li>What I gained… </li></ul><ul><li>What am I prepared to offer? </li></ul><ul><li>What I’d like from my team? </li></ul><ul><li>“ You can count on me”! </li></ul><ul><li>Can I count on you? </li></ul>www.lifemasters.co.za
    38. 40. Namaste’ <ul><li>I honour the place in you where the entire universe resides. I honour the place in you of love, of light, truth and peace. I honour the place within you… where if you are in that place, and I am in that place in me, there is only ONE of us. </li></ul>www.lifemasters.co.za
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    40. 42. www.lifemasters.co.za Choose www.LifeMasters.co.za for your next REAL Team Building

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