In a sense, it’s a self-fulfilling prophecy. Frame adversity as a challenge, and you become more flexible and able to deal with it, move on, learn from it, and grow. Focus on it, frame it as a threat, and a potentially traumatic event becomes an enduring problem; you become more inflexible, and more likely to be negatively affected.
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When the going gets tough, the tough get tougher. #SuperperformingLife #Resilience
Directors should spend a greater share of their time shaping an agenda for the future.
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Boards in difficult times must focus on the future, not just negotiating today. #NewOilOrder #2ndOrderChange #BeakoftheFinch
Sometimes the most productive periods of contemplation come to us unawares and don’t last very long—but that doesn’t mean they aren’t useful. Even that momentary deep breath before a decisive action can help clear our minds and regain our focus.
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Making time for #Mindfulness is making time for #Superperformance. #Reflexicution
Artificial intelligence is the future of Google Search, and if it’s the future of Google Search, it’s the future of so much more.
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#AI will soon be #SuperSmart. Can’t wait! #BigData
“My only truth is that each of us must seek and find our True North – our beliefs, our values, and the principles by which we lead our lives – and then strive to stay true to who we are at our core in spite of all the pressures and seductions attempting to pull us off course.”
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#ServantLeadership drives #Superperformance #SuperperformingCEO
Having served on Exxon’s board for a decade, I saw first-hand how veteran CEO Rex Tillerson prepares the company for major downturns. Exxon keeps its balance sheet flexible, which gives it the capacity to take advantage of financial stress.
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#Superperformance Simple Rule 2: Superperformers superperform over time.
Bob Ebeling, an anonymous source for NPR’s 1986 report on the disaster, tells NPR that despite warning NASA of troubles before the launch, he believes God “shouldn’t have picked me for that job.” Sad. Nothing should be more important than safety. Nothing.
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The rigor of relentless systems-thinking pays enormous dividends: designing the right solution and making the right decisions; solving the real problem instead of treating its symptoms; focusing the improvement effort on what is most important, right now; resolving conflicting ideas and objectives, without compromise; managing the constraint instead of managing everything.
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#SystemsThinking is more about the interactions then the parts #Ackoff #Superperformance #TwoSides2Super
Relying upon a benevolent leader isn’t the answer—the answer is to get everyone thinking and everyone taking responsibility for their behavior. The next time you are tempted to tell someone what to do, and enforce a degree of power over them, whether formalized or not, think twice—and ask them what they think the right thing to do is.
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Let go and watch people step up. #ServantLeadership #Superperformance #SuperperformingCEO
We are living through a pace of technology advances like never before and contextual machines will drive change at an unprecedented level.
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#Agility is an astonishing force when it is blended with #ServantLeadership. #ScrumMaster #TwoSides2Super
But there was a result of holocracy that the company didn’t anticipate (but probably should have): confusion. Self-governing produced a bit of a mess, with some workers telling reporters that they weren’t sure how to get things done anymore.
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Tony Hsieh’s painful lesson: Bottom up without top-down does not work either. There are #TwoSides2Super. “Make everything as simple as possible, but no simpler.” Einstein
As an oil glut grows despite production cuts, investors worry about a slowdown in the global economy.
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“It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.” We are headed into a new era. Say hello to the #SuperValue Economy. #UnintendedConsequences #SystemsThinking #BeakoftheFinch
This skill is used by some of the world’s best athletes. For example, I once asked tennis superstar Novak Djokovic about it, and he confirmed that the mental technique has game-changing consequences (literally, for him).
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A few deep, mindful, cleansing breaths can transform your day. Who knew? #SuperperformingLife #SimpleRules #Mindfulness
It’s interesting, and comforting, to see integrated giants Exxon Mobil Corp. XOM, +0.60% and Chevron Corp. CVX, -1.00% on the list. The low level of leverage underlines how conservative the companies’ management teams are.”
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It’s only when the tide goes out that you can see who is swimming naked.” Warren Buffett #Superperformance
Toyota boss Akio Toyoda, once an autonomous-vehicle skeptic, has shifted the world’s biggest auto maker out of go-slow mode in the technology.
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Self-driving automobiles are in your near future. But with the traffic here in Houston, who wants to go anywhere? #Superperformance #21stCentury
Records kept by the medical officer of Shackleton’s second expedition to the Antarctic show that he was struck be repeated attacks of breathlessness
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Companies that aggressively adjust their business models, lower their break-even costs, instill the necessary capital discipline, and develop innovative ways of working with suppliers and partners will likely survive this year; and they’ll even thrive if they execute comprehensive retrenchments. However, others will be forced to part with key assets, or become acquired by competitors, or face bankruptcy.
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Excellent assessment and some stunning conclusions by Dennis Cassidy of Alix Partners. The global O&G industry in an irreversible Phase Shift. Only the finches that grow the longest beaks will survive. #NewOilDisorder #SuperChange #BeakoftheFinch
U.S. government estimates pegged output at 9.2 million barrels a day at the start of 2016—1% higher than the start of last year when oil was trading for 40% more.
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Unprecedented in history. Only those finches with the longest beaks will survive. #NewOilDisorder