Session: 4 tips for avoiding dips in productive & creative energy flows (for individuals and teams)
How many of us see drops in our productive or creative energy because we are lost in our thoughts of judging another or ourselves? How many of us see our team mates loosing steam because they're lost in similar thoughts or they see/feel our judgment?
I've been in these scenarios, as well as witnessed these scenarios, often. Both in growing/scaling my own technology services company, Axioned, since 2008, as well as my pre-Axioned life. Aka from 21 years working with other people.
In this session we'll cover 4 tips that everyone - developers and engineers included - can focus on (instead of judgement) to avoid dips in productive and creative energy flows.
- Hacking organizational awareness: How well do you know/understand the complex human networks and patterns of influence, values, emotions and power that make up your team's or company's operating system?
- Acknowledging and working with epistemic dependence. How you/your team mates can benefit from examining what it means to know something..
- Learning to use Positive Action Language (PAL). Making requests using “positive action” language; positive in the sense that we request what we want rather than what we don't want.
- Applying blank slate thinking. Less assumption making, more open-mindedness. "Assumptions are the termites of all relationships."
Co-founder/CEO of Axioned, a technology services firm.
Axioned brings innovative digital solutions to life that launch new ideas and businesses.
Axioned serves as a trusted digital/technology partner for agencies, enterprises (in-house digital/technology teams), SMEs, and tech-product startups.
- Growing Axioned (né PRDXN) since 2009
- Leading a cross-border (US/UK/India) team of 90+ technology problem solvers; full-stack developers, testers/QA resources, project managers, and UX/UI digital experience designers
- Helping customers/partners identify & scale efficient and effective digital solutions
- Experienced in managing distributed and virtual/diverse teams to "get things done" (GTD)
- ~7 years at GE in the early 2000's, "GE Mafia of Tech Leaders": https://www.protocol.com/enterprise/ge-breeding-ground-tech-leaders
- Speaking engagements and profile: https://sessionize.com/libby-swan/