Review








Day 7:

Summary 1:

Engage:


Day 6:

Summary 1:
1. My rating is 10. I have a great relationship with my boss.

2. Boss wants to help the organization retain customers. The biggest value of my boss is integrity and loyalty.

3. Since the organization goes through changes quite frequently the relationship with my bosses supervisor is unknown.

4. Support needed is to navigate the corporate politics.

5. To be open to suggestions and to have honest conversations with her.
Summary 2:
I really like this article. Here are the 3 key points:

Cardinal Rule 1: You can't change your boss's style, but you can understand and adapt to it.

Cardinal Rule 2: Bosses get to make decisions. Recognize when a decision has been made, even if you disagree, and get to work executing.

Cardinal Rule 3: Operate in a "no surprises" mode and get the right information to your boss in a timely, effective manner.
Summary 3:

Engage:


Day 5:

Summary 1:

Summary 2:

Engage:
The first thing I think to developing leaders is identify those that want to be groomed for leadership. Then providing them the right environment and tools to be a leader. Sometimes this is putting them in situation where they have to rise to the occasion.


Day 4:

Summary 1:
Your relationship with stress is more important than the stress. Your mind is a very powerful thing.
Summary 2:
1. Yes
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Engage:
A quote that I think applies to this talk.

“Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right.” -Henry Ford

The mind is a powerful thing. I am a firm believer that your thoughts create your world around you.


Day 3:

Summary 1:
I like the 10 things. Here they are:
1. Don't multi-task
2. Have a to-do list and follow it
3. Realize you're not the same as your co-worker
4. Don't procrastinate
5. Don't sweat the small stuff
6. Delegate some of your work to others
7. Take breaks
8. Turn off your smartphone
9. Find a system that works best for you
10. Use files to stay organized
Summary 2:
Here are the next 10 Things:
1. Start the day with structured 'me time'
2. Use commute time to complete coordination tasks:
3. Reduce all meeting times by 25 percent:
4. Schedule regular breaks during the day:
5. Work 'offsite' when it makes sense:
6. Consolidate the number of places you need to go for information:
7. Switch off popup notifications on mobile devices and on desktop:
8. Converse, don’t email:
9. Chop up big problems into smaller chunks:
10. Use checklists for repetitive tasks to reduce errors:
Summary 3:
Here are the next 10 Things:
1. Start the day with structured 'me time'
2. Use commute time to complete coordination tasks:
3. Reduce all meeting times by 25 percent:
4. Schedule regular breaks during the day:
5. Work 'offsite' when it makes sense:
6. Consolidate the number of places you need to go for information:
7. Switch off popup notifications on mobile devices and on desktop:
8. Converse, don’t email:
9. Chop up big problems into smaller chunks:
10. Use checklists for repetitive tasks to reduce errors:
Engage:
I choose my desk at work to organize because it was something I use all the time and it was the easiest thing to start with. I have an area of my home that I will start organizing. The first thing I will do is pick an easy target to accomplish. So I will take one box a week and get it organized.

I read this article from James Clear that says the best way to change your habit is to start with something so easy. So for example if you are trying to run make a goal of just putting your running shoes on in the morning. So with that in mind I am setting up opening a box in that area as my goal. Here is the url - http://jamesclear.com/how-to-stop-procrastinating.




Day 2:

Summary 1:
Interesting article. I liked the getting out of your head but writing everything down at the start seems a bit much.
Summary 2:
Did not like this article as much. More so about social media and less about building systems.
Summary 3:
Liked this talk better. He does a job talking about how to build systems.
Summary 4:
Developing a marketing plan for dealing with social media.

Engage:
The process that I am looking at is using social media to get the word out about Harmonious Leadership. We have a facebook page but now need to develop a consistent strategy for getting the word out. One of the things that I will do is look at some more articles and tutorial on what others are doing. The second thing will be to leverage technology. Not sure how all of it will come together but I am sure it will.




Day 1:

Goals:
1. Better understanding of me as a leader
2. Better able to lead
3. More information about online courses and how to make them better.
Article Reviews
1. 9 Habits of people who build extraordinary relationships
Basically the article says if you want to build relationships think of the other person and how you can positively impact their lives. It also says that no relationship is too small.

2. Building Good Relationships: Making Work Enjoyable and Productive
* Key ingredients to a good relationship *
Trust, Mutual Respect, Mindfulness, Welcoming Diversity and Open Communication

* Things that help build relationships *
Develop Your People Skills, Identify Your Relationship Needs, Schedule Time to Build Relationships, Focus on Your EI, Appreciate Others, Be Positive, Manage Your Boundaries, Avoid Gossiping, Listen Actively

3. Relationship Driven Leaders Focus on People Not Power
Relationship Driven vs Title Driven approach to leadership

1. Open yourself to different viewpoints.
2. Balance empathy with strong decision-making.
3. Collaborate on issues management.
4. Champion employee development.
5. Don’t mistake silence for agreement.

4. The 5 Biggest Mistakes You’re Making With Work Relationships
Common Relationship Mistakes
1. Taking before giving.
2. Being an opportunistic relationship builder.
3. Seeing relationship building as playing office politics.
4. Forgetting about results.
5. Limiting your relationship circle.

Enage 1
Hello Everyone,

Robert Joseph here and I will be taking the class along with everyone else. I am a professor, entrepreneur and father. I love technology and helping teach people about technology. I also teach Math classes. Thank everyone else that is participating in helping us to test the course and in the process we all come out ahead from the learning. If you have any questions feel free to provide us feedback at any time.
Hey Karla,

Nice to meet you virtually. Good luck with searching for new opportunities. Do you know what you are looking for (early childhood development, non-profit or web production)? It sounds like you have many talents. Looking forward to the adventure that the course will bring.

Enage 2
In general I have a great relationship with my colleagues. Having said that I feel that there are a few people stakeholders that I can understand more about what their overall goals are both in the organization and personally.

I have found that understanding who people are more than just what they do at work has opened many opportunities that I would have missed if I did not want to know more about people.