To Win or not to Win

Lidor WyssockyBlog

How often do you hear the phrase “let’s think win-win”? How often are you using the phrase “we must operate in a win-win mode”? How rare are the cases where both sides feel they have won after the fact? Win-win is often considered a mindset: we need to adopt it – we are expected to think win-win is not only a valid option, but it is the best and most effective option. And in many cases, that is actually the case: win-win is indeed the most effective mindset… but only if you manage to realize it. Here’s the thing: adopting a win-win mindset is an essential starting point, but without understanding how to generate this mutual win, it will always remain a mindset. Without coming up with a practical understanding of how each side can benefit from the project or the joint venture, the road to frustration and disappointment is super-short.

Habit 0

Lidor WyssockyBlog

“Your most important work is always ahead of you, never behind you.”                                                                                                                — Stephen Covey   A few years ago I participated in a workshop based on Stephen Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. My initial reaction when the workshop began was that I had read it all before in one form or the other. And yet, it was not long before something happened. It was probably a magical combination of the powerful way the messages were communicated and that right point of time in my life when I was ready to absorb it. Whatever it was, it set the wheels in motion, and eventually, has affected (and still is) so many aspects of my life. In a sense, the concept of seempli was seeded in that workshop. In retrospect, all the pieces of the puzzle were there in my mind before that. But it … Read More