I often laugh from myself when I get a feeling that I am good in something that I could call myself an expert. I have already experienced how fast this confidence can change when you meet certain people, attend a training or read a book 📖.
The book “Made to Stick” by Chip Health and Dan Heath made me realize this again - how much further I could improve my presentation skills when trying to create successful ideas and convince your audience.
The authors shared 6 principles which prove to make your ideas stick that people remember:
✅ Simplicity. We must create ideas that are both simple and profound.
🤩 Unexpectedness. We need to violate people’s expectations.
❗️ Concreteness. Naturally sticky ideas are full of concrete images.
💯 Credibility. Sticky ideas create their own credentials.
🤪 Emotion. We need to make our audience feel something.
📝 Stories. This helps to make people act on our ideas.
Together these principles form “SUCCES” rules which I have already started to practice at work.
In this vastly changing world it's sometimes hard for organizations to imagine having a long-term (e.g. 3 years) plan. Some would simply say that it doesn't make sense in their business to think so far ahead.
Well, Amdi Krogh who is currently leading Maersk North Europe Operations office would argue with you for a bit.
Why? Because in 2017 there were similar discussions within Amdi's leadership team, but today after the 3-year breakthrough plan is implemented and shown its impressive results, doubts are gone.
It is an immense pleasure to share with you a story written by Amdi on how Maersk North Europe Operations organization implemented their 3-year breakthrough business plan based on Hoshin Kanri principles.
As an initiator of this plan, I am extremely pleased to see the business results which would have not been possible without hard work of the whole North Europe Operations organization always supported by the dedicated management and leadership teams!
It's December! The time for reflection and set-up of new objectives.
While I like the concept of noting down your New Year's resolutions, too often I hear vaguely defined sentences, which I doubt help people to achieve more.
I believe that New Year's resolutions shouldn't be a long list of actions you want to do, but rather a few personal breakthroughs which will stretch you.
With my experience of using Hoshin Kanri model in business, I wrote a blog post on how to define meaningful New Year resolutions which I think could drive personal breakthroughs.