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Kevin & Jackie Freiberg

Do Something Different

Recently while doing a workshop on DO SOMETHING NOW a senior leader took issue with this quote in the book:

Your Lock on success is only as good as your last piece of work.

No one is paying you today for what you did yesterday. When you stop bringing something fresh and exciting to the game… the game is over.

The point was, if what I did yesterday worked and worked well, why abandon a process or approach that works? Good point, right? In other words, not everything requires fresh, exciting, or different.

This is our response:

The quote actually follows a discussion on DSD (Do Something Different).

DSD = Unforgettable

Unforgettable = Category of one

Category of One = Define the rules of the game

Rule Maker = Competitors have to play catch up

Do Something Different demands people who are willing to dare to try, dare to think big, act bold, strive for different— fresh and exciting. You might not always choose a different course but the idea is to engage in “YES and” thinking and to avoid “Either or” thinking.

“Yes and” allows you to “what if” ideas to life. “Either or” forces you to “yeah but…” ideas to death.

Think about your last contribution, should you stay the course or consider adding something different to the journey? Don’t think, “either or.” Think “YES and…”

Yes, it worked…AND is there anything new or fresh we can do to make it even better?

Continue reading…

Cheers,
Kevin & Jackie
Speaking on Leadership, Innovation, & Global Trends…

Creating the BEST places where the BEST people can do
their BEST work to make the world BETTER.

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Drive

We’re sharing an article written by Tyson Henrie, Sundance Ski Team Coach and one of the most fun, fearless, technically gifted skiers we know.

Our son, Dylan, is on the Sundance Ski Team and when this article came in from his coach, addressed to the entire team, we read it and thought it would be interesting to “say it forward.”

Why an article from a ski coach in May… out of context and season? We believe and know through our own athletic pursuits that tips, strategies, perspectives and lessons for success are transferable. As you read we hope you’ll borrow and share it with other coaches, athletes and any kind of team members who might benefit from Tyson’s insights. Enjoy…

Cheers,
Kevin & Jackie
Speaking on Leadership, Innovation, & Global Trends…

Creating the BEST places where the BEST people can do
their BEST work to make the world BETTER.

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Still NUTS about Southwest

Watch a quick and fun conversation on change, service and leadership between Herb Kelleher, Founder & Chairman Emeritus and Gary Kelly, current Chairman & President, Southwest Airlines.

Their conversation in a Nutshell:
If you don’t change you die…
The strength of your company is your people and the essence of your people strength is your culture…
If service is in your heart you cannot NOT do it…
Leadership is about genuinely caring for your people.

For more on Southwest and the world famous culture they created check out NUTS! a how to on creating your own strength through people and culture.

 

Cheers,
Kevin & Jackie
Speaking on Leadership, Innovation, & Global Trends…

Creating the BEST places where the BEST people can do
their BEST work to make the world BETTER.

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Initiator or Order Taker?

We hear a consistent frustration voiced by most of the executives we work with and this is it, “Our people ARE empowered, they just aren’t acting empowered.”

This very frustration is why we wrote DO SOMETHING NOW, we’ve discovered that the scarcest resource in business is not talent, money, power, or ideas, it’s people who DSN. Unfortunately most people are waiting for someone – usually with a C-suite title – to tell them what to do. If this is true in your business order DSN for your team, and to read more click here.

Cheers,
Kevin & Jackie
Speaking on Leadership, Innovation, & Global Trends…

Creating the BEST places where the BEST people can do
their BEST work to make the world BETTER.

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Ignite Leadership

An organization’s success is as much the will of the people as it is the will of the executive team. In order to move an organization in bold new directions, you must do it through people. It requires leadership everywhere. Leadership is a choice, it is not a position, a title, a gene—it is not a part of your DNA. Leadership is a bold, confident and deliberate choice you make because you WANT to add value and make a difference. Here are five ways to ignite leadership at all levels.

Cheers,
Kevin & Jackie
Speaking on Leadership, Innovation, & Global Trends…

Creating the BEST places where the BEST people can do
their BEST work to make the world BETTER.

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Are you hosting an event, or know someone who is, we can help. For keynote fees and availability, call Patti 619.624.9691 or email E: info@freibergs.com.