There is a universal structure that underlies almost all of human functioning. Masters of their craft value it. Others ignore it at their peril. It is enormously simple, and yet incredibly complex. The three-act structure is the anchor that guides almost every meaningful interaction we encounter. Why does it work the way it does? Where does its power come from? Most importantly, how do you apply meaningfully?
All of us take notes. How we learned to do that, though, varies. Our approach has evolved over time, trying to keep up with our need to stay organized and on top of the world around us. Over the past few months, Mark has taken a deep dive into the world of note taking, researching what has revealed itself to be a deep and convoluted rabbit hole. If you strive for organization, this is a webinar that you won’t want to miss.
Words have power. The words we choose have a great deal of influence on the meaning that we create, and the meaning that we hide. Mark Mullaly looks past labels to explore how they are used—and misused—and what we can to create better meaning.
Resilience is something that is considered to be an essential capability. Particularly now, in the midst of a pandemic, we are told that people, teams and whole organizations need resilience. Our viability is a product of how resilient we are. The problem is that our understanding of what resilience is—and is not—is flawed. That has very real consequences for our ability to cope, to continue and to thrive. We need to rethink what resilience is, and what it means to genuinely be resilient. This is the place to start.
Story matters. While we recognize the importance of story, we also often downplay it. We are taught that data is king, that facts and rationality and objectivity are the way the world works. The problem is, that’s not exactly true. Facts do play a role. But story matters more. Crafting good story is an essential skill for anyone who needs to enrol others in a course of action. That would be all of us.
Where do you want to go? What is your dream for the future? Building concrete plans is challenging. We often feel like we have too many choices and opportunities. We feel life is too random, that opportunity happens, and that circumstances change. Planning still makes sense, and there is a way to go about it.