Have you ever been for a walk in the park and not turned around until you’ve had at least one novel idea? That’s what leadership expert Liz Wiseman does.
Luckily at LGIT Smart Solutions, our offices are located in the beautiful Woodlands Office Park in Johannesburg. So we regularly take a breather and refresh our mindsets with a stroll. What is of most importance to us, is what we do with those new ideas and how we lead others to own their new ideas and actions. If we want to solve real challenges at a scale that has significance, we have to move beyond ‘the brilliant idea of one person’. In her book Multipliers– how the best leaders make everyone smarter”, Liz talks about how to do just that.
According to Wiseman, you can choose to be a diminisher or a multiplier. The multiplier shows that others are important by listening, questioning, offering stretch and challenge, and then trusting enough to step out of the way and let action happen. They assume that people are smart enough to figure out what they need to do and they liberate them to get on with the doing (and learning), providing support on the sideline. In this way, the are ‘multiplying’. Continue reading
The following statement sounds incredibly much like common sense. Persistence and effort only deliver returns when we truly believe that we can make change happen. You have to be in it to win it. Your own assumptions about what you can achieve, also called your mindset, have profound implications on how you navigate your path and as a result how much you will flourish in the future. At LGIT Smart Solutions, we believe that as the Fourth Industrial Revolution rolls on, the right mindset will be critical for not being left behind. Let’s look at this concept of mindset in a bit more detail.
According to Dr Carol Dweck, a world-renowned Stanford University psychologist, there are two types of mindset. Each has the power to light up or disable the dreams and goals we set in life and at work. The first type of mindset is the fixed mindset. As the title implies, this mindset is shored up by a core belief that our abilities are relatively static and stable, and will not change significantly over time, no matter what we do. Abilities, talents and intelligences are all seen much like a hand that is ‘dealt’ in life. Achievements or right answers are proof of your talents. Failures show you up for what you lack. Because you don’t believe that you can change your hand much, ‘failures’ can have a crippling effect on the positive sense of self. The core belief ‘I cannot change anything’ may lead to a fear or avoidance of new experiences and risky situations. People with a fixed mindset may feel as though they constantly need to prove themselves to others. Continue reading
The alphabet soup that has emerged in the world since Tim Berners-Lee started the World Wide Web 20 years ago this year, is astounding. From IT to AI to AR to VR, we’re all playing catch-up and the fantasy world that Star Wars and Star Trek made us believe in movies is finally coming true.
We already have Alexa and Siri, but it seems that before we have Data, R2D2 and C-3PO, we will probably have systems like Mother, the computer from Aliens, or HAL on The Discovery from 2001, or simply Computer from Star Trek.
So although the ubiquitous robot is still some way off (which is not the case in countries like Japan), the algorithm and the bot are here now, changing the way the world works. With such great progress, many articles have been written on which jobs will become obsolete the fastest. Think your IT job is secure? Think again…
Microsoft Teams Certification
Online Training Course
LGIT Smart Solutions in partnership with Mint, offers an online MasterMind Series that will enable your team to become more collaborative and productive in one month. Learn how to access and apply the powerful collaboration and productivity capabilities of this Office 365 teamwork platform.
LGIT Smart Solutions and Mint are accredited Microsoft Partners in Learning and Productivity competencies.
Microsoft Teams is the new Skype
If you have been using Skype / Skype for Business, the time has come to consider an end-user adoption strategy. Continue reading
What are your values?
Everyone wants to be able to say: ‘I do what I love and I love what I do.’ However, very few people can actually make this statement congruently. You truly say this when you are operating according to your highest values and you have accepted that along the journey you are willing to embrace equal amounts of pain and pleasure in order to achieve what you want. Only then, can you congruently say: “I do what I love and I love what I do” otherwise it is a fantasy!
All the decisions we make in our lives are based on our own, individual hierarchy of values. Your personal values system refers to your own, unique values that are specific only to you and are demonstrated daily in your life. Only when you are aligned with your values in every area of your life, do you feel fulfilled and content.
However, your personal value system which we are referring to here is not what society generally denotes as ‘values’ as they are not moral codes of existence but rather individualised responses to the world around us.
At LGIT Smart Solutions, we can help you to determine your individual hierarchy of values and teach you how to link your values in order to fulfil your goals and aspirations. You can experience a life filled with purpose and inspiration if you know what you want and you can only know what you want to achieve, if you know your personal hierarchy of values!
Attend our 1-day workshop and learn how to:
- Understand what makes you tick and determine your individual hierarchy of values
- Set realistic goals aligned with your values in every area of your life
- Link these goals to your purpose
- Learn to link your individual values to specific job roles and responsibilities, plus the mission and vision of your workplace in order to maximise employee engagement
- Learn how to talk into other people’s values to improve communication
Reference from one of our corporate customers who put their entire leadership and sales team on this workshop:
“LGIT facilitated an enlightening session at our Sales Indaba last week. The objective of the session was to get people to really understand their true values and then to link it to the companies mission and vision. This objective and a lot more was met with the team leaving there with a lot to think about and reflect on their personal as well as professional lives.
Thanks for an amazing session – it is highly recommended.”
Sophie Hasell – Sales Lead at Mint Management Technologies
Connect with us to receive further information or register on this workshop.
Instead of a “Gap Year”, attend our “Mind the Gap” programme and get clear on what you want to do with your life.
Matriculants from all over South Africa will receive their results on 5th January 2018. Today the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) has reported a 98.76% matric pass rate for 2017. Yet the unemployment of the youth in South Africa is an endemic problem despite the improving matriculation rate.
Today the decision on what to do after matric seems like an overwhelming decision for many matriculants.
At LGIT Smart Solutions our “Mind the Gap” programme is aimed to help young adults get clear on their purpose, ensure that their career / study choice is aligned with their values, and gain workplace readiness skills.
For programme details or to register online go to www.lgit.joburg/gap.