Reboot your Brain
The Excellence Weekly Fun Program
This is a generic term. A variety of methods are used including: observation, interview, viewing documents and conversation. Information gathered includes: words choice, verbal and nonverbal patterns, eye accessing cues, meta programs and metaphors.
These are the important contexts and roles in life.
This is generally done using a GAP analysis.
This is the bringing together of the identified goals in the key domains into a unified plan for life/business.
This is the application of values and under pins Goals.
We are the product of the stories we tell about ourselves (and 2 other key things not covered here). As we change stories, we change our decisions and our behaviours and actions also change, and this changes the reality. Scripting is the process of creating a new movie that matches the desired outcome and using new language to talk and think about self and the organisation.
Meta Program Elicitation
Meta Programs (also known as Personality Factors) are filters that determine how one perceives the world and have a major influence on how one communicates with others and the behaviours manifested. Meta means over, beyond, above, or on a different level – i.e. operating at an unconscious level. Meta Programs are deep-rooted mental programs, which automatically filter experience and guide and direct thought processes, resulting in significant differences in behaviour from person to person. They define typical patterns in the strategies or thinking styles of an individual, group, organisation or culture. Being aware of automatic ways of filtering enables one to understand self and others better and modifies thinking and responding to get better results. Elicitation is the process of uncovering meta programs.
Personal Success Strategy
Everyone has competencies or talents and most people are unaware of exactly what these are and how they do them. Being consciously aware of what strategies for success means one can activate them more effectively and make better use of them in achieving goals.
Rewards Analysis Flowchart
This tracks progress and barriers in relation to the goal.
Reverse Engineering Goals
This is a tool to identify and define the steps required to achieve goals.
Values are words that embody what is important to us. Although we desire our values, we often act out of harmony with our values because they are not explicit or consciously available to us. When we know what are our values decision making is much easier. Eliciting our values is the process that makes values explicit.
Visualization is the technique of using one’s mental ability to imagine, to visualize specific behaviors or events specific to the goal. Creating a detailed schema of what is wanted and visualising it with all of the senses (i.e., what do you see? what do you feel? what do you hear? what does it smell like?), directs the mind and activates a specific part of the brain (the reticular formation) which is involved in conscious attention. What we attend to we get more of. Developing this ability is Visualisation Development.
Wants vs Needs Analysis
In deciding where to invest energy, a key distinction to make is what is NEEDED versus what is WANTED. The two are quite distinct and it’s easy to mix the two unless consciously separated. Understanding this distinction is invaluable in the pursuit of goals. Wants are acquired desires for things that appear to be good but which sometimes turn out to be bad (these are known as ‘apparent goods’. Needs are natural desires that aim at things that are truly good for people (these are known as ‘real goods’). The ‘Wants vs Needs Analysis’ is a tool/process that enables wiser decisions about where we are investing your energy.
Written interaction (analysis & development)
Includes; emails, reports, newsletters and policy documents. This part of the program allows staff to send your written interactions for comment and questions so application can be made of the linguistic/communication skills being taught. Using written interactions is beneficial because it is static, allows time to analyse and practice (unlike in spoken communication which is dynamic, spontaneous and immediate).