April 8, 2011
Agenda <ul><li>Welcome </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of Poke the Box </li></ul><ul><li>Poking the Box </li></ul><ul><li>Concl...
Main Premise Start something,   then… ” Ship”
Overview: Not Allowed <ul><ul><ul><li>Curiosity is the first step to shipping </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be curio...
Overview: The 7 th  Imperative Guts Heart Passion Ship
Overview: Economic Inputs <ul><li>An idea </li></ul><ul><li>People to work on it </li></ul><ul><li>A place to build or org...
Overview: Why We Don’t Start
Overview: Fear of What? <ul><ul><ul><li>Success and Failure </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fear prevents starting </l...
Overview: Start Now <ul><ul><ul><li>Become the starter, the center of the circle </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Start...
<ul><ul><ul><li>Art is hard </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Selling is hard </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Go to ...
<ul><ul><ul><li>Failure = Not shipping </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If you can’t fail, it doesn’t count </li></...
<ul><ul><ul><li>You can’t snooze your way </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>to greatness. </li></ul></ul></ul>
Overview: The Map that Isn’t <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Organize for joy </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Give people  th...
<ul><li>Does Seth advocate anarchy within organizations, disregarding the current structure and the preparation needed for...
BREAK
Poking the Box: Novelty <ul><li>Make a list of what you should have, could have, would have done, if only… </li></ul><ul><...
Poking the Box: Novelty <ul><li>Here’s a few more questions. Please write down the answers; then we’ll share: </li></ul><u...
New Design Activity
Poking the Box: Novelty <ul><ul><ul><li>What do you need to support new ideas? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What ki...
Poking the Box: Climate <ul><li>Let’s spend a few minutes writing down the answers to the following questions; then we’ll ...
Funny How That Works
Poking the Box: Climate <ul><ul><ul><li>How will you continue poking when the environment doesn’t support poking? </li></u...
Other Elements to Consider: Autonomy Fun Idea Exchange Gossip, Rumor Trust Stretch Goals
What Are You Waiting For? <ul><ul><ul><li>Go where there is no path …. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>And leave a tra...
A former COO, Barb now helps clients design strategic roadmaps; define and align vision, values, and organizational infras...
Prepared  by Barb Babij for the Organizational Development Network of Western New York, and presented on April 8, 2011.  T...
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The format of the meeting will be a quick overview of the main thrust of the book, and a facilitated discussion that attempts to answer the following questions and others we may raise.

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  • ODN of WNY Poke the Box

    1. 1. April 8, 2011
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Welcome </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of Poke the Box </li></ul><ul><li>Poking the Box </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusions? </li></ul>
    3. 3. Main Premise Start something, then… ” Ship”
    4. 4. Overview: Not Allowed <ul><ul><ul><li>Curiosity is the first step to shipping </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be curious; go beyond “not allowed” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Starting demands finishing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Intellectual integrity requires that you put your ideas into the world </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It might not work - so what? </li></ul></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Overview: The 7 th Imperative Guts Heart Passion Ship
    6. 6. Overview: Economic Inputs <ul><li>An idea </li></ul><ul><li>People to work on it </li></ul><ul><li>A place to build or organize it </li></ul><ul><li>Raw materials </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution </li></ul><ul><li>Money </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul>
    7. 7. Overview: Why We Don’t Start
    8. 8. Overview: Fear of What? <ul><ul><ul><li>Success and Failure </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fear prevents starting </li></ul></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Overview: Start Now <ul><ul><ul><li>Become the starter, the center of the circle </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Starting is an artful choice; when should you use the buzzer? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Do something audacious </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pick yourself; you don’t need to be validated </li></ul></ul></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><ul><ul><li>Art is hard </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Selling is hard </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Go to work on a regular basis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nap later </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The job is to invent the status quo, not chase it. </li></ul></ul></ul>Overview: Pick Yourself
    11. 11. <ul><ul><ul><li>Failure = Not shipping </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If you can’t fail, it doesn’t count </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be prolific in your failure </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Embrace failure </li></ul></ul></ul>Overview: Failure
    12. 12. <ul><ul><ul><li>You can’t snooze your way </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>to greatness. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Overview: The Map that Isn’t <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Organize for joy </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Give people the freedom (& expectation to create, connect, surprise) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Embrace someone who makes a difference </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Embrace the discipline of poking </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What you end up with may be different from what you set out to accomplish </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Starters need support </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Formulating a plan is a rare and valuable thing </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>Does Seth advocate anarchy within organizations, disregarding the current structure and the preparation needed for change? </li></ul><ul><li>Does he press for continuous change within an organization without regard for peoples’ readiness to change, managers’ readiness to manage the change, and the stress of continually changing? </li></ul><ul><li>Does Seth argue for change for its own sake? </li></ul>What Do You Think
    15. 15. BREAK
    16. 16. Poking the Box: Novelty <ul><li>Make a list of what you should have, could have, would have done, if only… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you were invited to give a TED talk, what would it be about? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If you were given the opportunity to start something that would change the world, what would it be? </li></ul>
    17. 17. Poking the Box: Novelty <ul><li>Here’s a few more questions. Please write down the answers; then we’ll share: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How do you react when someone comes to you with a new idea? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How do you treat risk-taking? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Do you blame? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    18. 18. New Design Activity
    19. 19. Poking the Box: Novelty <ul><ul><ul><li>What do you need to support new ideas? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What kind of support do you need to encourage risk-taking? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What will help you; what will derail you? </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Poking the Box: Climate <ul><li>Let’s spend a few minutes writing down the answers to the following questions; then we’ll share: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What support do you need as you begin to poke? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who will help you; who will derail you? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What type of training is necessary to start things more often? At what levels? </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. Funny How That Works
    22. 22. Poking the Box: Climate <ul><ul><ul><li>How will you continue poking when the environment doesn’t support poking? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What do you need to be your creative best? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What most prevents you from being your creative best? </li></ul></ul></ul>
    23. 23. Other Elements to Consider: Autonomy Fun Idea Exchange Gossip, Rumor Trust Stretch Goals
    24. 24. What Are You Waiting For? <ul><ul><ul><li>Go where there is no path …. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>And leave a trail. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    25. 25.
    26. 26. A former COO, Barb now helps clients design strategic roadmaps; define and align vision, values, and organizational infrastructure with business objectives; translate organizational strategy into operational reality and build internal workforce capacity to achieve sustainable growth. She’s guided change initiatives for distribution, manufacturing, financial services, and non-profit organizations. Barb’s credentials include an MSc in Creativity and Innovation, and certification to use a number of assessments and facilitate CPS. She is an SPHR, holds an MBA in Accountancy, and is a CPA. She also serves on several not-for-profit boards, in two countries. Barb can be reached at: 905-894-1586 or [email_address] . Please contact her with any questions or comments. Your Presenter - Barb Babij
    27. 27. Prepared by Barb Babij for the Organizational Development Network of Western New York, and presented on April 8, 2011. The content is based on and adapted from the book, “Poke the Box” written by Seth Godin, and its workbook, “Start Now”, written by Ishita Gupta, Amy Richards, and Alex Miles Younger. The workbook was designed by Alex Miles Younger. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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