Monthly Archives: May 2013

Doing Less to Achieve More


There is a great myth out there that most of us will fall prey to at some point: if you do more, you will get more. Not always true.

In many instances, doing less will actually give you more.

In a world where most of us do not have excess time on our hands to fit in one more “to do”, the ability to focus on the few, vital behaviors required to generate the results we desire is key.

A critical skill for anyone focused on helping others improve performance is the ability to filter through all the distractions (the “stuff”) and get to the one thing that will deliver the result. You can start with a few powerful questions:

  • What do you want?
  • Why?
  • How will you know when you achieve it?
  • What are all the things you could do that would achieve that outcome?
  • What can you learn from others who have already achieved it?
  • What does this tell you about the behaviors that you need to execute consistently to achieve your outcome?

Whether we are moving towards leading the life we imagine or defining the learning outcomes for a workshop, asking the right questions is the key to identifying what it will take to achieve what you want.

What’s one thing I can do to maximize my learning style strengths (such that my weaknesses become less significant or inconsequential)? Download the PDF of “4MAT Thinking Style Strengths”.

What’s the one thing this team needs to focus on? The 4MAT Online Learning Type Measure allows you to instantly create graphic team overlays of team learning style results. What’s will this project team need to be aware of to ensure they deliver?

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