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  • Habit 1: Be ProactiveHabit 2: Begin with the End in MindHabit 3: Put First Things FirstHabit 4: Think Win-WinGenuinely strive for mutually beneficial solutions or agreements in your relationships. Value and respect people by understanding a "win" for all is ultimately a better long-term resolution than if only one person in the situation had gotten his way.Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be UnderstoodUse empathic listening to be genuinely influenced by a person, which compels them to reciprocate the listening and take an open mind to being influenced by you. This creates an atmosphere of caring, respect, and positive problem solving.Habit 6: SynergizeCombine the strengths of people through positive teamwork, so as to achieve goals no one person could have done alone. Get the best performance out of a group of people through encouraging meaningful contribution, and modeling inspirational and supportive leadership.Self RenewalThe Last habit relates to self-rejuvenation:Habit 7: Sharpen the SawBalance and renew your resources, energy, and health to create a sustainable, long-term, effective lifestyle. It primarily emphasizes on exercise for physical renewal, prayer (meditation, yoga, etc.) and good reading for mental renewal. It also mentions service to the society for spiritual renewal.
  • Independence or Self-MasteryThe First Three Habits surround moving from dependence to independence (i.e., self-mastery):Habit 1: Be ProactiveTake initiative in life by realizing that your decisions (and how they align with life's principles) are the primary determining factor for effectiveness in your life. Take responsibility for your choices and the consequences that follow.Habit 2: Begin with the End in MindSelf-discover and clarify your deeply important character values and life goals. Envision the ideal characteristics for each of your various roles and relationships in life. Create a mission statement.Habit 3: Put First Things FirstPrioritize, plan, and execute your week's tasks based on importance rather than urgency. Evaluate whether your efforts exemplify your desired character values, propel you toward goals, and enrich the roles and relationships that were elaborated in Habit 2.[edit]InterdependenceThe next three have to do with Interdependence (i.e., working with others):Habit 4: Think Win-WinGenuinely strive for mutually beneficial solutions or agreements in your relationships. Value and respect people by understanding a "win" for all is ultimately a better long-term resolution than if only one person in the situation had gotten his way.Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be UnderstoodUse empathic listening to be genuinely influenced by a person, which compels them to reciprocate the listening and take an open mind to being influenced by you. This creates an atmosphere of caring, respect, and positive problem solving.Habit 6: SynergizeCombine the strengths of people through positive teamwork, so as to achieve goals no one person could have done alone.[edit]Self RenewalThe Last habit relates to self-rejuvenation:Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
  • Independence or Self-MasteryThe First Three Habits surround moving from dependence to independence (i.e., self-mastery):Habit 1: Be ProactiveTake initiative in life by realizing that your decisions (and how they align with life's principles) are the primary determining factor for effectiveness in your life. Take responsibility for your choices and the consequences that follow.Habit 2: Begin with the End in MindSelf-discover and clarify your deeply important character values and life goals. Envision the ideal characteristics for each of your various roles and relationships in life. Create a mission statement.Habit 3: Put First Things FirstPrioritize, plan, and execute your week's tasks based on importance rather than urgency. Evaluate whether your efforts exemplify your desired character values, propel you toward goals, and enrich the roles and relationships that were elaborated in Habit 2.[edit]InterdependenceThe next three have to do with Interdependence (i.e., working with others):Habit 4: Think Win-WinGenuinely strive for mutually beneficial solutions or agreements in your relationships. Value and respect people by understanding a "win" for all is ultimately a better long-term resolution than if only one person in the situation had gotten his way.Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be UnderstoodUse empathic listening to be genuinely influenced by a person, which compels them to reciprocate the listening and take an open mind to being influenced by you. This creates an atmosphere of caring, respect, and positive problem solving.Habit 6: SynergizeCombine the strengths of people through positive teamwork, so as to achieve goals no one person could have done alone.[edit]Self RenewalThe Last habit relates to self-rejuvenation:Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
  • Built to last team building lessons from the past

    1. 1. Built to last! Team building lessons from the past ….
    2. 2. About me .. • Teacher in first life – 18 years • ARES Infantry Officer for 12 years (as a teacher) • Started my first consulting business while still teaching • Multiple Business Founder / Owner – 20 years Netlink CRM 1994 – 1999 Inspection Manager, Webspy Netlink Group 2000 - 2013 Living Networks 2007 – 2013 (exit) Netlink Automation 2010 – 2012 (exit) • STUMPjUMP Ventures 2013 ….
    3. 3. “The smartest things I ever did …” 1 - “Was to hire people smarter than me.” 2 - “Employ on Character – train for skill.” 3 - “Hire Slow – Fire Fast!”
    4. 4. “The dumbest things I ever did …” 1. “Too busy to read …. “ The e-Myth – Michael Gerber The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Leaders – Stephen R Covey Good to Great – Jim Collins Mastering The Rockefeller Habits – Verne Harnish 2. Didn’t delegate. 3. Didn’t listen to my mentor!
    5. 5. Building a Growth (Start up) Team • $$$$ - How do I get the best people when I have no money? • Reward - How do I keep them incentivised? • Mix? - How do I know what I really need? • Security? - Can I lock them in? • Where? - is the best place to get them? • Fail - What do I do if I get the wrong person? • Story - What do I tell them as a start up?
    6. 6. Before you start … what about you? “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” – Jack Welch
    7. 7. Leadership Leadership: The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
 Dwight D. Eisenhower
    8. 8. “Leadership …” “Lead … or get out of the way!” - Team building doesn’t occur naturally “It’s lonely at the top …..” - Your doing it wrong! “The fewer the numbers … the greater the share of the glory …” - Be Courageous! … but pick the right backers
    9. 9. Circle of Concern Know Thyself! … ancient Greek maxim Circle of Concern Circle of Influence Circle of Concern Circle of Influence Circle of Influence
    10. 10. Know others … There are only two types of people in the world: 1. Those that Cause things to happen, and, 2. Those who are the Effect of Cause. Leaders cause the desired effect in others.
    11. 11. Use The 7 Leadership Habits … • Independence / Self-Mastery …. (You) 1. Be Proactive 2. Put first things first 3. Always begin with the end in mind • Interdependence … (Others) 4. Think Win-Win 5. Seek first to understand, then to be understood 6. Synergise (use the strength of positive teamwork) • Self Renewal …. (You) 7. Sharpen the Saw!
    12. 12. You lead, they’ll follow … • "A leader is a dealer in hope." - Napoleon Bonaparte • "The best leader is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and the self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” -Theodore Roosevelt • "Leadership is action, not position." - Donald H. McGannon
    13. 13. You first, them later … Structure? • Co-Founder or Partner? • Sole trader? Partnership? Company? Before your first hire: • Vision • Mission • Values
    14. 14. Lets build the bus! … Vision, Mission, Culture plus You ….. Drives the bus!
    15. 15. Team Rule # 1 It’s about YOU first … the driver. • Get a Mentor! • Read “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” • You have to create the driver of the ‘bus’ that will take you from ‘good’ to ‘great’.
    16. 16. Team Rule # 2 • Find a co-driver for the bus. • Dream the dream team & share it! • Fill the seats on the bus with ‘the right stuff’ • Get the right people in the right roles and the business will fly. • Let the managers manage!
    17. 17. But I cant afford … • Money isn't the reward! • Its about the journey! • Attitude is everything. • One great employee makes 3 ordinary ones! • Creative recruitment v’s outsourcing.
    18. 18. Make teambuilding a habit • Be prepared to get it wrong! • Be prepared for people to leave! • Be prepared for many hires! • Top-grade at every opportunity! • Understand it is a habit! .. Not an event.
    19. 19. “A” Grade Players needed! • #1 Challenge - Hiring Great People on any budget • In turn, the surest way to drive down morale is to hire B or C players who demotivate the A players - so the cost of making a hiring mistake is costly in time, money, and team energy/enthusiasm. • The only hiring method measured to deliver a
    20. 20. Now for the “dream team”
    21. 21. The Dream "I don't dream at night, I dream all day; I dream for a living." Steven Spielberg
    22. 22. The Dream • Dream the ultimate team – this is the core! • Have them share your dream (vision) • Be prepared to change your dream • Be prepared to change your core! • Build “Physic Equity” in your core
    23. 23. Vision
    24. 24. “Vision …” “Work ON the business … not IN it!” - From day one! Plan to leave your business! Build Systemic Structures! (levels of perspective) - vision (where you want to be) - mental models (where your ‘core’ needs to be) - systemic structures (what they need to measure) - patterns of behaviour (what shapes the business) - events (what happens every day)
    25. 25. Mission When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it. - W. Clement Stone
    26. 26. “Mission …” Mission Statement Creation • First identify your organization's "winning idea". • This is the idea or approach that will make your organization stand out from its competitors, and is the reason that customers will come to you and not your competitors. • Next identify the key measures of your success. • Combine your winning idea and success measures into a tangible and measurable goal. • Refine the words until you have a concise and precise statement of your mission, which expresses your ideas, measures and desired result.
    27. 27. Culture “The culture is defined by who you recruit, promote and let go” - Presentation on Slideshare
    28. 28. “Culture …” • Your core values sets your culture. • Your culture is a reflection of your core values to others • Employ on the ability to contribute to your core values • Use the 3 T’s to maintain values. Train, transfer, terminate.
    29. 29. Integrity
    30. 30. “Integrity …” • Create your core values early! • Not the cr#p on motivation posters! • Employ only on your values • Fire on lack of adherence to values
    31. 31. Instinct • The One thing you can rely on … Your Gut!
    32. 32. “Instinct …” • If in doubt …. Hire slowly, fire quickly • Seek first to understand, then to be understood. (Covey) • Have some healthy skepticism. • Find genuine references.
    33. 33. Trust • The One thing you can’t rely on … Trust!
    34. 34. “Trust …” • Trust no-one…. (at first) • Earn trust, don’t demand it. • With respect comes trust. • With trust comes belief … in you. • Loyalty comes from belief in your vision.
    35. 35. Passion Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you. Oprah Winfrey
    36. 36. “Passion …” • No passion? …. no place here! • Passion = Energy!. • Passion drives everything! … everybody sells and is energised. • Passion gives you something to get out of bed for every day!.
    37. 37. Luck I believe in luck. The harder I work, the luckier I get! Sam Shoen
    38. 38. “Luck …” • Hope is not a strategy! • Luck is the crosshairs of “Chance” and “Opportunity” • You invest wisely, you get lucky. • You don’t get lucky sitting at your desk.
    39. 39. Failure Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill
    40. 40. “Failure…” • In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. • I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. • Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
    41. 41. Key Lessons • Habits guide you when you are on your own – make teambuilding a habit. • Plan your journey before you start. • Understand your exit strategy! Then, • Build your dream team (the bus) • Get the right people on board & the rest looks after itself
    42. 42. Key Lessons • Look after your managers! (Core) • Use your network to reference check! • The ‘80/20 rule’ rules! • NEVER hire because you feel sorry! • Top grade – build a ‘fight to keep’ team • Let go early! • The only thing you bring forward from the past …. Is the lesson!
    43. 43. Get Going! … Where Magic Happens! You
    44. 44. “and finally …” “The day you lean back in your big leather chair happy with yourself ….. ….. That’s the day your going broke!” Brendan Davies, Principal WSHS - 1993
    45. 45. Thank You • Questions? Steve van Blommestein STUMPjUMP VENTURES steve@stumpjump.com.au 0418 800 883

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