Talk/Listen - AWDG May 2014
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<ul><li> Talk/Listen: Working Better Together D. Keith Robinson ! http://www.slideshare.net/dkeithrobinson/talklisten-awdg-may-2014 Thursday, May 29, 2014 AWDG </li> <li> ! D. Keith Robinson Principal Product Designer, Salesforce @dkr / dkeithrobinson.com / dangerismyfristname.com </li> <li> TALKING. LISTENING. THE BEST TOOLS. </li> <li> Sometimes the most appropriate technological solution is a person talking to another person. - Robert Hoekman Jr The Tweet from @rhjr: https://twitter.com/rhjr/status/464129645688799233 </li> <li> Staying on top of the hard skills needed is a necessity in the short term, but one of the best ways to position yourself for success in the long term is to focus on the soft skills needed no matter what technology you are working with. - Sean Blanda From: http://99u.com/articles/20696/you-dont-need-to-learn-to-code-other-truths-about-the-future-of-careers </li> <li> Getting the right people and the right chemistry is more important than getting the right idea. - Creativity, Inc. From Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull (co-founder of Pixar) and Amay Wallace </li> <li> Innite diversity in innite combinations...symbolizing the elements that create truth and beauty. - Commander Spock </li> <li> THINGS TO PRACTICE </li> <li> ASKING QUESTIONS </li> <li> Asking questions is at the heart of collaboration, more so than any project management software or process. And if you want to truly collaborate, Ive found you need to allow yourself to be someone without the answers. - Jason Santa Maria From: https://the-pastry-box-project.net/jason-santa-maria/2014-march-15 </li> <li> BEING PRESENT </li> <li> ACTIVE LISTENING </li> <li> Don't talk a lot if you have high status. People will assume you're competent and when you talk, they will listen to you. - Marshall Scott Poole Related: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304017604579445140870078088 </li> <li> BEING OK WITH NOT KNOWING </li> <li> Ill think about it and get back to you. </li> <li> BEING BLUNT(-ish) </li> <li> POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT & BRUTAL HONESTY </li> <li> Being, explicitly, The Devils Advocate. Related: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304017604579445140870078088 </li> <li> Open Skepticism An idea I got from Carl Sagan. It seems to me what is called for is an exquisite balance between two conicting needs: the most skeptical scrutiny of all hypotheses that are served up to us and at the same time a great openness to new ideas If you are only skeptical, then no new ideas make it through to you On the other hand, if you are open to the point of gullibility and have not an ounce of skeptical sense in you, then you cannot distinguish the useful ideas from the worthless ones. Related: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/05/23/carl-sagan-the-burden-of-skepticism/ </li> <li> TEAM BUILDING & RELATIONSHIPS </li> <li> EXPERIMENTAL ATTITUDE </li> <li> OFFER TO HELP </li> <li> PRACTICE SAYING THANK YOU </li> <li> THE YaYY! METHOD or Join, Invite & Wander Related: https://yesand.squarespace.com/blog/2014/3/18/how-to-say-yes </li> <li> MAKE TIME FOR THE 1-ON-1 </li> <li> THE WALK AND TALK </li> <li> OFF SITES </li> <li> PAIRING & SHARING More: On Pairing </li> <li> Some things to watch out forin yourself. </li> <li> BIKESHEDDING Parkinsons Law of Triviality: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkinson%27s_Law_of_Triviality </li> <li> ASSERTING OPINIONS AS INARGUABLE FACTS </li> <li> DISCREDITING CRITICISM </li> <li> SCOFFIN </li> <li> Picard management tip: Don't scoff at anything. You don't know as much as you think. ! - @PicardTips </li> <li> SEAGULL FEEDBACK </li> <li> If youre not in the arena, also getting your ass kicked, Im not interested in getting your feedback. - Bren Brown From: Bren Brown: Why Your Critics Aren't The Ones Who Count </li> <li> ONE LAST THOUGHT. </li> <li> Shoshin (BEGINNERS MIND) More: Beginner's Mind </li> <li> Asking questions is at the heart of collaboration, more so than any project management software or process. And if you want to truly collaborate, Ive found you need to allow yourself to be someone without the answers. - Jason Santa Maria From: https://the-pastry-box-project.net/jason-santa-maria/2014-march-15 </li> <li> In the beginners mind there are many possibilities, in the experts mind there are few. - Shunryu Suzuki From: Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind </li> <li> THANK YOU D. Keith Robinson / @dkr dkeithrobinson.com / dangerismyrstname.com ! http://www.slideshare.net/dkeithrobinson/talklisten-awdg-may-2014 </li> </ul>
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