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How to do more that matters: From personal satisfaction to professional success

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What really matters? This question gives you context for making decisions about your life and your projects? How can you do more that matters? How can you have achieve results at work?

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How to do more that matters: From personal satisfaction to professional success

  1. 1. How to do more that matters From personal satisfaction to professional success Human_Hamster_Wheel_BY_NC_ND_myfrozenlife_at_flickr Peter Stevens www.MyPersonalAgility.org
  2. 2. Introducing… Me, Myself and I!
  3. 3. What really matters?
  4. 4. Personal Agility Get off the hamster wheel and into the drivers seat! Peter Stevens and Maria Matarelli What Every Coach, Manager, Working Professional, Leader, Executive, and Business Owner Needs to Know About Maximizing Performance ... My goal is to inspire you to transform your world peter@saat-network.net @peterstev “Mr. What Really Matters”
  5. 5. Limited capacity, unlimited wishes Demand “to do’s” Stuff That Matters! Waste Capacity Capacity
  6. 6. What happens if… what you do doesn’t matter? Demand “to do’s” Waste Capacity
  7. 7. Would you like to do more that matters? Five reasons Agile transitions fail to meet expectations Three easy tools for doing more that matters Use these tools to accomplish more that matters at work
  8. 8. Five reasons Agile transitions fail to meet expectations • Missing shared goal or purpose • Missing mindset • Inability to create alignment • Inability to get things done • Inability to hold the new mindset
  9. 9. (CC-SA-BY) Peter Stevens & Maria Matarelli Something that matters!
  10. 10. Three easy tools for doing more that matters • Understanding the challenge • A simple framework for asking the right questions • An information radiator to understand the answers
  11. 11. To get the right things done, you need to master three things: Doing, Prioritizing and Questioning the work Do Work QuestionSet Priorities
  12. 12. These three questions map to three roles Do Work Myself Question Celebration Master Set Priorities Me
  13. 13. Personal Agility is a simple framework for doing more that matters Stuff done, Closer to who you want to be Celebrate & Choose Who you are, What you did What could I do this week? What can I expect to do? What really matters? Do What is important or urgent? Who can help? 6 Questions 1 Recurring Event What did I do last week? 🎉 Choose photo credit: Stockfresh.com
  14. 14. The Priorities map makes it easy to decide what’s next.
  15. 15. How to use these tools to accomplish more that matters at work • Achieve Alignment: • between two people • with your manager • with your direct reports
  16. 16. It’s all about alignment!
  17. 17. If two people agree on what really matters, they are aligned Why How What Simon Synek, Start with Why, “the golden circle”
  18. 18. Remember the key tasks of getting the right things done? Do Work QuestionSet Priorities
  19. 19. Pretend for a moment that you are three people Me, Myself and I Do Work Myself Question Celebration Master Set Priorities Me
  20. 20. Ask someone to be your Celebration Master to maintain alignment with that person Do Work Myself Question Celebration Master colleague, coach, spouse Set Priorities Me
  21. 21. Take responsibility for understanding what really matters Do Work Myself Question Celebration Master Set Priorities Your Manager
  22. 22. Personal Agility does not change the reporting structure!
  23. 23. Personal Agility can be applied up and down the organization
  24. 24. Each person is taking responsibility to understand the higher purpose of their work
  25. 25. “This really works” Hartmuth Gieldanowski
  26. 26. Summary: How to do more that matters • To do more that matters for yourself • Ask yourself the 6 questions. • Visualize the answers • Ideally, you actions align with something that matters • Repeat at least once per week • To do more that matters at work • Ask your stakeholders – what really matters? • Encourage the people around you to do more that matters
  27. 27. Are you curious? Let’s get started… • Take a card in the back of the room • Connect with me on • linkedIn or • twitter @peterstev • peter@saat-network.ch • Join the early readers club at www.MyPersonalAgility.com • Download the Personal Agility Guide • Come to the coaches clinic
  28. 28. Q&A Photo © leonardo viti - fotolia

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