How To Build Your Own Camelot

 

Who remembers Camelot and its Knights of the Round Table? 

These were the characters in the legend of King Arthur. These were the best knights in King Arthur's kingdom. They lived in King Arthur's castle, the famous Camelot. 

Why were they were called the Knights of the Round Table? They sat at a special table in Camelot that was round instead of a typical rectangular table. The shape of the table was very significant. Most tables are rectangular, and have a place reserved for the "head of the table". This is the narrow part at the top, where the leader usually sits. However, utilizing this round table concept instead, meant that everyone who sat around it was deemed trustworthy and an equal.

Furthermore, in order to become a Knight of the Round Table, a knight had to prove they were chivalrous and trustworthy enough. The legend suggests that the knights swore to a Code of Chivalry. Much like a modern-day oath, they promised to uphold the...

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Ironman vs. The Terminator

It has become self-evident that AUTOMATION and ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE will go a long way to driving efficiencies and increasing the ability to scale business. Yet this strikes fear into many employees...and leaders.

The question is...

Should we fear technology replacing humans in business or embrace it and empower humans for more meaningful work?

There are two schools of thought. Is technology allowing us to become Ironman, or are we allowing technology to become Terminators? Let's look at the difference...

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Ironman fundamentally is just a suit of technology. Tony Stark is just a human, albeit a seemingly very clever one. When Tony embraces the suit and its technology (Jarvis), he is capable of extraordinary things. He is able to leverage technology to increase his capacity as a human. Technology empowers him to do critical thinking with more accessible data and allows him to make smarter and faster decisions for the greater good....

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Stop Focusing On Employee Engagement

By now many leaders would be familiar with the global disengagement rates (70% ish) from studies by companies like Gallup and Deloitte.

Perhaps it’s time to stop focusing on Employee Engagement in isolation? Yes, you read that right. It is symptomatic of a poor or average culture. Let’s focus on the cause, not the symptom.

Culture is made up of the three key drivers of PURPOSEVALUES, and VISION. These are the things that are deeply valued in the cultural framework of your organization.

The critical part is the connection to the drivers of success for the business…and that is MISSION, the catalyst for the strategic and tactical framework of your business.

#PurposeDrives – Why does our business exist What problem are we passionate about solving in our world (and who for)?

#ValuesGuide – What is the unique thinking of our business that guides us to make smarter decisions in...

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