Unleash your imagination at a dinner event like no other.
Those executives who have already experienced my Re-Imagine Dinners know that each one is an intimate, exclusive gatherings of VIP attendees designed to explore how to overstep boundaries for continuous growth and relevance. Attendees experience the power of re-imagining boundaries through both discussion and application. I play the role of host and provocateur, leading a combination of conversation, activity, and culinary journey that challenges attendees to consider their own boundaries and to learn from each other.
Announcing the newest Immersive Executive Experience partner, Practical in Iceland.
IEE sessions are exclusive, custom designed, multi-day events where I personally lead small groups of business leaders to discover how to apply the “Slingshot Framework” in their business and personal lives. The sessions fuse together exceptional intellectual learning, hand-picked locations, and mind-opening adventures that reinforce the key principles of re-imagining boundaries. This combination enables participants to learn and to experience the power of continuous re-invention, which is the critical basis of staying relevant.
Workplace fun builds a company-wide emotional alignment and a foundation for open, creative thinking. It enriches the work experience and environment of employees. In turn, more content and more engaged employees serve to make the organization itself more successful.
Earlier in the month I wrote about April Fool's Day and the importance of honoring this ultimate holiday of creativity and fun. Now ask yourself this: Does your business have a sense of humor? Put another way, do you encourage playfulness and laughter among your staff and in your workplace? Or is your business environment rather serious, stiff, and bland? In which case how can you expect your employees to be creative, to continuously innovate, to come up with new solutions?
If you don’t like change, you’re going to like irrelevance even less.
—General Eric Shinseki, former U.S. Army Chief of Staff
Being relevant is more important than being best or being biggest. Counterintuitive to such managerial concepts as relative market share or operational excellence, it is not enough to have an efficient organization or to be the biggest or best within a traditional market segment. Instead, you need to continuously scan the horizon and shift course to stay relevant. In fact, being biggest or best may be a hindrance, because it impedes your ability and inclination to adapt quickly.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do. And that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.
—Dr. Seuss, American author and illustrator (1904–91)
April Fools’ Day. What a great concept. The first of April is the one day every year when adults have full license to be impish and playful. The act of planning and executing a ruse helps to reconnect you with your inner child, so take advantage of it. The best April Fools’ pranks are not unkind or nasty, nor are they designed to mock but rather to challenge your perception of reality and the limits of conventionality.