Comments for Manage By Walking Around http://jonathanbecher.com Aligning Execution With Strategy Tue, 22 Apr 2014 02:39:48 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 Comment on Breaking Bad Habits by Jonathan Becher http://jonathanbecher.com/2014/04/21/breaking-bad-habits/#comment-1763 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 02:39:48 +0000 http://jonathanbecher.com/?p=4006#comment-1763 Allegedly.

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Comment on Breaking Bad Habits by Jonathan Becher http://jonathanbecher.com/2014/04/21/breaking-bad-habits/#comment-1762 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 02:39:31 +0000 http://jonathanbecher.com/?p=4006#comment-1762 It’s not about what they serve, it’s about the habit. According to the research, switching to grapes and cheese might happen if I flew a different airline or perhaps if they offered it as the default choice.

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Comment on Breaking Bad Habits by Gurdeep http://jonathanbecher.com/2014/04/21/breaking-bad-habits/#comment-1761 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 02:31:01 +0000 http://jonathanbecher.com/?p=4006#comment-1761 wait, they have ice cream on planes?!

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Comment on Breaking Bad Habits by MMA http://jonathanbecher.com/2014/04/21/breaking-bad-habits/#comment-1760 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 01:24:30 +0000 http://jonathanbecher.com/?p=4006#comment-1760 They also serve grapes and cheese…may be you can try that next time :)

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Comment on Breaking Bad Habits by Toni http://jonathanbecher.com/2014/04/21/breaking-bad-habits/#comment-1759 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 01:13:40 +0000 http://jonathanbecher.com/?p=4006#comment-1759 30 days to break a habit…. I think I read that somewhere before.

“You should think of the habit-breaking process like a marathon. Every step you make towards your goal over a 30 day period gets you closer to the finish line.”

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/breaking-bad-habits-in-28-days.html

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Comment on The Five Cognitive Distortions of People Who Get Stuff Done by Jon Reed http://jonathanbecher.com/2014/04/14/five-cognitive-distortions-people-get-stuff-done/#comment-1752 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:07:46 +0000 http://jonathanbecher.com/?p=3983#comment-1752 All depends on how you define success. In a narrow definition of building a massive startup to scale, i can see how those reality distortion attributes can be successful. I was a part of some smaller startups in the 90s where some of us had those characteristics I think. There was also a hard landing when some of the distortions came home to roost. Also see: Better Place (electric cars). Reality distortion and financial management are a very bad mix.

I would say two things, one personal and one not. First, I don’t believe there is an inherent contradiction between a clear sense of today’s reality and an optimism about the future. That’s exactly the kind of dichotomy I personally reject. Some of the startups that inspire me the most are intended to solve vexing real world problems. Facing stark reality and creating something beautiful to change it, then manifesting it – that’s the kind of success I like to hear about and aspire to.

Where I see a grain of truth: I have some pretty cynical/bitter acquaintances who are struggling. And I’ve seen relentlessly optimistic people enjoy greater success as a whole.

But on a personal level I’m not really interested in reality distortion kind of success. But then I think of success more in terms of striving for decency, integrity, fierce loyalty, taking stands that matter, accepting truths about ourselves and others…but I think we all have our own personal mix of what success means.

Provocative post :)

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Comment on The Five Cognitive Distortions of People Who Get Stuff Done by Todd Marquardt http://jonathanbecher.com/2014/04/14/five-cognitive-distortions-people-get-stuff-done/#comment-1751 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:46:26 +0000 http://jonathanbecher.com/?p=3983#comment-1751 I’ve been trying to fit my “Dearing” personality into a “Covey” mold.

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Comment on The Five Cognitive Distortions of People Who Get Stuff Done by Mcylkowski http://jonathanbecher.com/2014/04/14/five-cognitive-distortions-people-get-stuff-done/#comment-1750 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:49:24 +0000 http://jonathanbecher.com/?p=3983#comment-1750 Good read Jonathan. Are you being descriptive or prescriptive? I admire the success of those with “reality distortion” but alas, I prefer my empathetic ways and mindfulness of reality. Covey’s my path.

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Comment on The Five Cognitive Distortions of People Who Get Stuff Done by Christopher Powell http://jonathanbecher.com/2014/04/14/five-cognitive-distortions-people-get-stuff-done/#comment-1749 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:18:37 +0000 http://jonathanbecher.com/?p=3983#comment-1749 Great post Jonathan. I agree with your “mix of talent and styles” point of view. Diversity in all forms can be instrumental for team success. Over-simplified, this boils down to: a “Dearing” CEO needs a “Covey” COO; or every “Covey” CEO succeeds best with a “Dearing” CTO, etc. Key, and perhaps all too rare, is the trust and mutual respect between the leaders or team members who bring these different styles to their work.

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Comment on The Five Cognitive Distortions of People Who Get Stuff Done by Satya Krishnaswamy (@satyakri) http://jonathanbecher.com/2014/04/14/five-cognitive-distortions-people-get-stuff-done/#comment-1748 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:03:07 +0000 http://jonathanbecher.com/?p=3983#comment-1748 I tend to heavily tilt towards Dearing – but I think it goes beyond one person in a team who displays perfectionism, indifference to facts, and mindless ambition. Especially in the early days of a startup (before it has traction in terms of usage, and more importantly revenue), it requires 2-3 folks who all share a distorted sense of reality to make things happen.

No group of ‘rational’, sane-minded people would otherwise ever embark on the roller coaster journey of entrepreneurship :)

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