Get the Juice
"If you want to be exceptional... at anything... you have to get very good at resisting socialisation." I call that a blinding flash of the obvious. A good friend of mine said that to me years ago; no doubt because I was lamenting (a.k.a. whining about) the energy it took to drive myself, my team and my clients to produce top quality results. As this friend happens to be a wickedly talented sports psychologist working with elite athletes, I thought I'd best swallow my pride and really think about his comment. Fifteen years later, I am still thinking...
While we know difference of opinion is essential to generating innovative answers, too often the hassle of diversity blocks us from embracing its benefits. Fortunately, by focusing on commonalities rather than difference, it is possible to capture the value of diverse teams.
Shan Lyn-Ma is the CEO and co-founder of Zola - without a doubt the coolest wedding registry around.
If you want to enact change in your organization, first look at the rules. Is your system set up to reward behaviors that are not aligned with corpo