The Circles of Belonging represent the increasingly larger and complex communities we contribute to as we grow.
Bildung occurs within relationships when we have the need to revise our view of the world. It is a currency that is created from friction, paradoxes, and pushback.
In the middle ground between a beginner and a master lies competence. Here the merely proficient toil, creating "good enough" solutions, the competency trap.
We seek to incorporate mental models of the world that differ from ours, building a toolkit to improve the quality of our outcomes.
A task that is too easy fails to capture our complete attention, while a task that is too difficult allows uncertainty to grow. The right condition is a task that is just beyond the limits of our skillset, where if we stretch, we envision a comfortable probability of success.
A reverse salient, a task that causes a project pace to slow, is a gift that can lead to great value creation.
Are we running a sprint or a marathon? Neither. Instead we are running a relay race.
Positive and negative mindsets acts as contagions, easily infecting those around us. As part of our community, our actions help establish the mental wellbeing score of our group.
Quantitative data influences predictability scores, and qualitative data impacts similarity scores.
In our world full of infinite games, making time to be contemplative can seem like an unwelcome luxury, yet nostalgia creates positive benefits.
The backcasting technique can overcome the dangers of optimism bias, which shields us from undesirable information — even when that information is vital.
Success does not need to be defined as a zero-sum game.