Below is an example of what we mean. Please watch it and then read below.
A standard approach in business and life today is deficit-based. Meaning, we look for problems and fix them. We look at where and how communication is poor and fix it. We search for weaknesses and work on improving them.
We are appreciative-based, and not deficit-based.
Meaning, we do not identify gaps and problems and then devise systems to improve upon them. We identify strengths and what the group is doing well and build upon that solid foundation. This is a positive, appreciate approach versus a negative, deficit approach.
This focus on the positive, appreciative approach is proven over and over to help good groups become great, or reclaim their greatness. If 95% of the time, the group is operating well, let’s focus on increasing the 95%, NOT examining the 5% and lowering it. It is a very small difference with very real results.
What Legendary act will you commit today?
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