Using a Framework For Collective Thinking Will Rock Your Ability to Lead

A Visual Diagram Depicting the Framework: MotivationxVisionxCapabilitiesxExecution over Culture

Frameworks, however flawed, are critical tools for leaders. Having a system to help you think clearly, segment activities, and create priorities, will help you to create momentum and scale thinking through those you lead. It will help you achieve better strategic and tactical outcomes. …

A mathematical explanation of how trust works.

f(Trust) = The Sum of Experiences (Perceived Competence x Perceived Caring x Time)

Many of my friends distrust their internet providers. The cable company I subscribe to for internet services, for example, has clearly demonstrated that they don’t care about my family. To fix a recent bandwidth issue, we had to call several times, explain our…

We Overestimate Our Abilities and Underestimate the Abilities of Others

In 1999, David Dunning and Justin Kruger, at Cornell University did a series of psychological experiments studying our sense of humor and demonstrated that most of us overestimate our skills and knowledge, and we underestimate our weaknesses. Since that seminal experiment, researchers across many knowledge and skill domains have replicated…

Graph with The People You Serve on the Y Axis and the Problems You Solve on the X Axis Near the origin are those you can serve the best to convert them into advocates. Moving away from the core = Diffusion. Moving toward the core = Focus.

A great vision is one that unlocks human potential and creativity by painting a clear picture of what is possible. Stewarding, adapting, and continuously refining the vision is the top priority of successful leaders because it is a core component of the organization’s strategy. It is really hard to get…

A well-running organization, with highly motivated and aligned people, is a powerful form of high-art. It includes the performance art of your people delivering services and coordinating activities at scale and it has artifacts, symbols, and physical art that have the potential to leave a profound impression on the people…

Psychological Safety vs Structure | Parabolic curve with descriptions of different ranges

The motivation of the people you surround yourself with is the wellspring of creativity in your life.

There is a complex relationship between motivation, psychological safety, the structure you impose, and the innovation that results. It is not as simple as you might think. The guru on the subject, author…

Sean Flaherty

Technologist. Philosopher. Inspirer.

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