The quality of your learning and connection is only as powerful as how present and intentional you can be when doing so. Your intention, energy and presence are impacting EVERYTHING you do, from how you absorb information, how you experience your life, how you experience others, how they experience you, how much information you retain, how much intuition and inner wisdom you can access, how far and bold you’ll reach out of your comfort zones, how effective you’ll be at reaching your intended outcomes, and how compelling you’ll actually be to collaborate with- during and after the event.
When it comes to our favorite way to learn, few things beat the experience of a field trip. Getting up close with goats and rockets as kids inspired us to get up close with the companies we admire so can really understand the make-up, theories, application and motivation behind their success.
(How do you challenge centuries of culture when it comes to building innovative, impactful and values-driven business? Check out the synopsis of Shinobo Ishizuka’s presentation at the Small Giants Summit in Chicago this September.)
In a recent talk I gave on The Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS), I asked everyone to rate their company in terms of how ‘great’ their people are, on a scale of 0% to 100%, where 100% is perfect. I heard one person laughing, one of those nervous laughs. So I asked him how happy he is with his people. He answered with a question: “Can I put a minus sign in front of my people rating?”