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Surfing a Tsunami of Change

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Do you have the mindset of a shipwreck survivor or the mindset of a surfer?

Fullscreen capture 17032017 23630 PM.bmpCyriel Kortleven  is in Perth giving lessons on how to surf a tsunami of change.

He it teaching strategies for creative problem solving that help individuals and organisations to creatively boost their performance through this VUCAVolatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous world.

He gave a lot of simple strategies that take brainstorming to a whole new level.

We were given the question “How can I create change in my organisation?”. Everyone wrote 8 concrete ideas on postit notes. We passed our ideas to the next person in the group who added their ideas to the original ones using a “YES, and….” strategy.

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Cyriel is Belgian so thought he should put his tips on a beer coaster!

One idea was to have a guest speaker come to the workplace to talk on innovation. The “YES, and….” strategy idea was to create a calendar of innovation presentations that would run throughout the year.

These two ideas were then passed on to a third person.

You get the pattern.

The practical strategies that Cyriel gave were a good lesson on how to keep surfing as the size and speed of the tsunami builds.

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Next year when he comes back he is going to build our strategies for learning from Nearlings, those actions we take that don’t quite achieve our goals.

He posts quite a bit of information on his site and he is going to forward worksheets and notes from the workshop which I will post here when they come through.

Author: Bev Johnson

A fantastic careers teacher may have changed my life. I've spent my career going from job to job. After washing cars and working in bars I went into marketing. I then became an English teacher. Teaching has been the foundation for a lot of my career. I went into TAFE where I designed participation programs, then into HR, then developed training programs for industry.  I taught e-commerce and developed systems to make it easier for organisations to work together. I kept going for scholarships and going back to uni along the way. At one time I became a world expert on collaboration frameworks, and discovered it was tricky having a conversation about THAT with anyone I knew!! I now focus on delivering information that helps careers teachers to be fantastic. You can tap into my expertise by subscribing to my newsletter. Contact me at Bev.J@infocus-careers.com.au or M: 0434056412

2 thoughts on “Surfing a Tsunami of Change

  1. Nice blog & sharing surfing a tsunami of change.

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