Source: BBC news 30/07/2008The case for thinking(from a notable leader)Overheard between David Cameron and Barack Obama on the subject ofthinking, when Cameron was bemoaning time pressures and diary spaces:Go MAD Thinking develops time efficient and effective thinkingtools and techniques, backed by research and arranged in a systemic way"The thing todo David, is tohave big chunksof time in the dayto think."
“Quick Patrick! -without thinking: ifyou could haveanything rightnow, what would itbe?"The case for thinking(from a creative genius / leader)“Um – moretime forthinking?"
The case for different thinking(from a notable thinker)“A definition of insanityis to carry on doing the same things in the same wayand expect different results".Albert Einstein
So if you want different results…THINKING ACTIONS RESULTSExpectedDifferentDifferentImposedGoMADAssumed
Some Thinking StatisticsOn average, people talk to themselves….once every 11 secondsSo, each day this equates to….approximately 6,000thoughtsOf these the percentage of thoughts we repeat….is 90%When people worry, the percentage of worries that are real is….8% - although 4% are out of their control05/06/2013 www.gomadthinking.com 7
Helpful or Hindering• Summer Holidays• Your next Birthday• Politicians• Customers• The last Work Christmas meal/outing/party• Senior Leadership• What you did last week• What you‟ve got to do the rest of this week05/06/2013 www.gomadthinking.com 8
Solution Focused ThinkingA little bit of background• 4,000 hours research into the „DNA of success‟• 7 key principles & 11 critical relationship links• A Solution Focused Thinking System
A Solution Focused Thinking SystemReasonWhyReasonWhyDefineGoalPlanPrioritiesSelfBeliefPersonalResponsibilityInvolveOthersTake Action& MeasureResultsGo M.A.D.® Framework
Application levels for BusinessImprovementHelping organisations to think(Leadership thinking & cultural transformation)Helping teams to think(Projects, meetings & team development)Helping others to think(Coaching)Helping youto think(PersonalEffectiveness)
The Three Types of Employees1ENGAGED employees work with passion andfeel a profound connect to their company. Theydrive innovation and move the organisationforward2NON - ENGAGED employees have essentially“checked out.” They‟re sleepwalking throughtheir workday, putting only time – not energy orpassion – into their work3ACTIVELY DISENGAGED employees aren‟t justunhappy at work; they‟re busy acting out theirunhappiness. Every day these workersundermine what their engaged co-workersaccomplish05/06/2013 www.gomadthinking.com 13Recognise someone you know..?
EngagementCapabilityDirectionPeakOrganisationalPerformanceImpact on Performance
The link to resultsAssumed Imposed ExpectedTHINKING ACTIONS RESULTSChanging thethoughts andemotions thatpeople have aboutwork at anindividual andleadership levelChanging thethinking leads to anew set ofbehaviours andactionsNew and betterresults achievedthrough differentactions andbehavioursgeneratedthrough differentthinking
Influencing your thinking in a helpfulwayThe case for Business Improvement
To help your Thinking furtherA piece of rubber!
Claritygoal definition, diagnostic tools, measurementSpeedtechniques that are quick to learn and applyCreativitytechniques to capture multiple ideas & stretch thinkingConsistencysystemic methodology that forms new thinking habitsEngagementshared toolkit: gives people a „common language‟5 Reasons Why people value our approach