Why working with people you like is a great way to success, especially when things get tough.
Growing a business is challenging enough at the best of times.
This is especially true it you choose to launch it in a time of recession. Never the less that is what we did with The Mindset Method, and its paid off. We’re working to change the way people think about projects and change by bringing the thinking behind The Mindset Method to project and change practitioners.
So here’s something we’ve learnt about ‘getting stuff done’ when things are tough.
Wherever possible work with people you like
Quite simply because its more fun. Because there’s someone to bounce ideas with, to grab a coffee, to offer a different perspective, a willing ear, and to act as a spare pair of hands. Mostly, because when things get tough (and, lets face it, work is often that way, especially when you’re managing projects or delivering change) you have someone who can talk things through, take some of the load, watch your back and who has reserves of skill and resources and ideas to help make progress.
We’ve learnt that, whenever possible, find people you like and then find projects to do together. We know that won’t always be possible, and there will be many (perhaps most) times when your project team is chosen for you – but if you can, add in a trusted colleague, a complimentary skill set, a person you’d choose to socialise with. The little bits of human connection that you get during the working day can make such a difference to how you feel about the inevitable challenges.
To that end meet Dr Caron Fraser Wood who has joined us to lead the design and delivery of mindset events, training and workshops.
Caron is an expert in change management and a certified NLP trainer. Caron’s extensive training and superb facilitation skills bring additional strengths to The Mindset Method team.
I’m thrilled that Caron is part of the team. Not only is she surperb at what she does, she’s a pleasure to work with. We’ve got some ambitious plans for The Mindset Method and Caron is a key part of those plans.