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Living a Happier and Healthier Life!

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This WELLNESS and HAPPINESS program is called ‘MC- 365.’  The program is designed to deliver “Motivation for Wellness and Happiness for Everyone, Everyday.”

Research studies indicate that the #1 motivator for an individual is APPRECIATION.  MC-365 is the best gift that you can give to yourself and to share with others to recognize the special person you are, and to show appreciation to others for their loyalty, dedication, commitment and friendship.

Also, a major emphasis in America today is “Wellness.”  Research says that having better health, attitude, relationships, low stress level, manageable weight, etc. helps people perform better and enjoy their entire lives better. MC-365 provides the tools to enhance your life in all those critical areas- emotional, physical, professional, spiritual and financial. No one does it better!

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“Dr. Bob, what do you do? What is this Organization Development anyway?”, asked Larry

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Larry was a computer science engineer assigned to an Office Automation project with me at Imperial Oil Limited. Our challenge was to design a ‘Change Management’ process that would deliver improved performance and savings to the bottom-line. My role was the organization development consultant on the project making a behavioral science contribution to achieving the project objectives.

After working closely together for six months on the project, Larry came to me and said, “Bob, I now know what you do and how you do it!”

I was so surprised with what Larry came up, so simple, so accurate. I would like to share it with you.

ROBERT’S RULES ON PROCEDURE

This is what Larry called it from what he observed. He then proceeded to define and break the Robert’s Rules on Procedure into the following seven components:

  • Responsiveness- the ability to assess where the client is, and to respond in a manner that indicates a ‘willingness and desire’ to assist. Acts as a partner, accepting ownership for his contribution to defining and achieving objectives.
  • Understanding- brings a knowledge and experience base that adds value in creating meaningful options to both define and achieve desirable objectives.
  • Openness- the ability to be candid, open-minded, and responsive to evaluating options.
  • Trusting- reinforces, enhances an environment consisting of clear agreements and objectives coming from the leadership and supported throughout the organization. Creating a culture of mutual respect and appreciation. One that treats ‘mistakes’ as a learning opportunity rather than blaming.
  • Ownership- accepts responsibilities and accountabilities assigned. Encourages that behavior in others by clarifying expectations; positively recognizing and acknowledging others for their contributions. Addressing potential conflicts early for resolution.
  • Learning- initially and continuously bring a sense of inquiry and fostering the value of learning from our experiences and that of each other. Celebrating breakthroughs!
  • Organization development- focusing on the organization as an open, socio-technical system to be enhanced as an operating entity through clarity of vision and purpose, developing functionality on an individual, team, and organizational levels.

In summary, I found Larry’s framework very helpful in communication to others what I do as an OD Consultant. What is also very unique and clever about his seven components is that the first letter in each component when put together spells RUOTOLO!

A Framework for defining SUCCESS

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As I stated earlier, this framework can be applied to any career choice or enterprise.  For those of you who are already in a career or business, you will know how to have a ‘quick start’ and define success for yourself.

This 7 Step process will help you to address questions critical to your personal and business success.  Draft your responses to this set of questions for each step and make this a ‘living’ document, meaning you will continually revise and update it, as your thoughts develop.

Step 1: Sense of Purpose, Vision, Core Values and Beliefs, and Strategies for life including your career.

  • Why am I selecting this career or business as my personal vehicle for success?
  • What is it about the company, the product, the leadership, the market, and the timing that tells me this is the right and best decision for me?
  • When I look at where I want to be, having been successful through this career, what do I see?
  • What will be my indicators for success- earnings, investments, lifestyle, health, relationships- to name a few?

Describe each one of these indicators in as much detail as possible to make them real and tangible to you.  These will become your guideposts for measuring your success through this business.

More to come in my upcoming program, SUCCESS PACK! Stand by!!

 

 

INSPIRATION AT WORK

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INSPIRATION AT WORK is designed to be both a structured personal and
organizational effectiveness self-assessment and change process. Its five
success principles and four core competency areas enables an individual,
team, and/or an organization/business to improve and align their strategic
and operational processes with key stakeholders, including common purposes,
values and beliefs, goals and ‘action plans’. This orientation is designed
to enhance the leadership abilities of all individuals/employees at all
levels of your organization.

The process focuses on both organizational and personal core competency
development in four areas:

  1. Self-direction- purpose, vision, values, and strategy setting capabilities
  2. Action planning and implementation
  3. Self-motivation and mental fitness
  4. Relationship building

These are the core competencies of the new entrepreneur.