The 5 Key Practices

Ideas are like fish. If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you’ve got to go deeper. Down deep, the fish are more powerful and more pure. They’re huge and abstract. And they’re very beautiful.

– David Lynch

Managers manage projects.  Managers manage budgets.  Managers manage time. Efficiency.  Quality.  Goals.  But most importantly…

Managers manage other people.  We develop staff & volunteers, guide teams, set performance goals, explain – inspire – mobilize, address problems and conflict, simply put; whether in the job description or not, we manage people and relationships.

Managers manage people who report to us, associates and peers and people to whom we report, all in our mission to ensure the collaborative and successful flow of work through our organization.

You might say that Managers can therefore, measure success at the end of each day by how we have positively influenced and enabled others.

In our program, we don’t merely change or add to your skill set; it is a mindset of the way we see ourselves, others and the expansive resources we have available to us.

And we start with ourselves.

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5 Key Practices are the stepping stones to successfully managing yourself and managing others. 

The 5 hand-picked personal exercises seamlessly connect our conscious and unconscious states to maximize our innate potential for learning, creativity and problem-solving.

We call them practices, because that’s how we achieve greater and greater capacity and competency by using them, reflecting on how we did, planning for next time!

The Manager’s Corner is in your corner to assist you with your mastery of the 5 key practices.

Now, let’s begin. Choose a Practice:

1.  Internal Ease

2.  Open Mind

3.  360° Perspectives

4.  Ladder of Change

5.  The Studio

The 5 Key Practices draw on elements of principled-centred leadership, win/win principled negotiation, and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP).  Each of these practices is outlined in detail but is not intended to substitute for training.