March 2016 Newsletter

March 2016

What’s Commitment Got To Do With It?

By Ensemble Partner Donna DobrovichCommitment has pretty much everything to do with it when we are talking about achieving the highest level of success. It doesn’t matter whether it is personal success, relationship success, team success, project success or organization-wide success. Barring any unexpected, out-of-our control events, 99.9% of us are going to do whatever it takes to accomplish, achieve or be successful with that which we are truly committed to.  So…if commitment is so important, how do we get our hands around this elusive concept?As with most things related to human beings, we need to take an integral or holistic perspective. That means we need to take into account a person’s head, heart and body – the whole person. When we are committed to something or someone our heads, hearts and bodies all play a critical part.  For example, if I am committed to helping create environmental sustainability, there is a head, heart and body component to it: roulette betting

  • What does it mean to create environmental sustainability and why is it important in the big scheme of things? (head) slot casino us players
  • Why do I personally care? How does environmental sustainability relate to my values and who I am as a person? (heart)
  • What do I need to do to help create environmental sustainability? Do I have the skills and capabilities, the will and the discipline to do this? (body)

If a person’s head, heart and body are engaged, we can safely say commitment is present. And, if commitment is present so is the possibility of incredible results. So if you are a leader or a manager of a team or project or the entire organization – are are you engaging the head, the heart and the body of your employees or team members? Is yourhead, heart and body engaged around your mission or goal?  There is a tendency for leaders to pay attention to one part (the head, heart or body) and leave out the other parts and then we wonder why commitment is missing.
What does commitment have to do with it? If you want an organization that is engaged, that cares about the impact the organization is having on customers and results, that is willing to innovate when faced with challenges and obstacles, then commitment has everything to do with it! top blackjack

Never Too Late to Sharpen the Saw

By Ensemble Partner Timm Esque

Building sustainable cultures of commitment and accountability will always be a work in progress.  We learn new subtleties every time we work with a different team or organization.  This might be what keeps us going at Ensemble; the fact that we can always learn and improve in our process and impact.  From my perspective, the learning curve has been speeding up considerably since Donna Dobrovich joined as an Ensemble partner.

Donna came in with her own 20 years of experience, as a coach and a consultant, mostly with executives and leadership teams.  Donna has a strong belief and a passion around the idea that even in today’s unpredictable, 24/7, highly competitive world, leaders can create cultures of commitment and accountability and do so in healthy sustainable environments. To do this, Donna supports leaders in utilizing all of their intelligences – intuitive, physical, emotional and cognitive – to achieve high levels of effectiveness, fulfillment and sustainability. We are incorporating Donna’s passion and experience into all of our offerings, and I am confident that all Ensemble clients are benefiting from this. video slots

I have been sharpening the saw in my own right, digging deeper into the linguistic, emotional and bodily aspects of operating from commitment.  Specifically, I have been participating in Bob Dunham’s Generative Leadership course for over a year now.  Bob was one of Fernando Flores early protoges, and I personally am benefiting greatly from my time with Bob and his learning community.  Contact me if you would like to learn more about Bob’s intensive 3 year course for coaches and leaders. top casino games for pc

Interested in a 45 minute overview of CBPM?

In just over a year, our online introduction to CBPM, Creating Agile and Accountable Project Teams is approaching 5000 enrollees (across all platforms). We developed the course as an experiment and offered it for free this past year.  Now we are charging just a nominal fee to offset future development of resources for the CBPM community.Course 1 is just an overview, but a second course is also available that provides specific guidance and practice for shifting your project meetings from task based to commitment based (this one is $50). Both courses consistently get high ratings.  If you are new to CPBM, this is a good way to become more fluent in what CBPM is really about.  If you are already practicing CBPM, you might find the courses useful to help educate your team members or peer project managers.  Of course the best way to improve your CBPM skills continues to be through our CBPM in-house and occasional public workshops. Click herefor a description of our programs.

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