Do you feel awkward at networking events? Do you wonder what your date really thinks of you? Do you wish you could decode people? Follow along with our virtual book club as we learn the science of people.
In our society we typically avoid giving negative feedback like the plague. In the rare instance when we have to give it, we tip-toe around it to lessen the blow. But what if we were all a little more outward with negative feedback? These hard conversations are often the impetus for GROWTH^3 both for the individual and the organization.
Google research determined that efficiency is too small a goal. Productive teams aren’t built from a sum of efficient parts. DTSpade partners contemplate how to sacrifice efficiency for productivity and how ( I + MY NEIGHBOR ) / MY LOVE
Jeffrey Jorres led Manpower Group for 15 years and envisions another level of resource allocation in the future. Throughout the summer we are IMAGINING OUR CITY and reminding ourselves that OUR VISION < TRUE VALUE.
It's natural to see ourselves as the hero of our own story, but what if being the hero makes it impossible to reach our goal? That's when you try the guide in this great video from Donald Miller at Story Brand.
How do we help Client (and ourselves) imagine our city as it can be? One way is cultivating an environment for a growth or abundant mindset. With these eight tactics we cultivate an abundant mindset because the PAIN OF REGRET > ______________.
What is it that’s holding you back from realizing your greatest potential? Elite athletes and executives have coaches, often psychologists who understand the mind and how experiences can limit you. At DTSpade, all Partners have access to our own PhD psychologist who helps us understand what skills we can lean on and what landmines we need to navigate around in order to reach out highest performing potential. This week, we’ll meet with a half-day session on teambuilding with our Industrial Psychologist.
What is the secret to happiness? I’m sure I don’t know, but the University of Texas’ Raj Raghunathan applies data to show that increasing your skill at something you love is a great indicator of increasing happiness and reinforces our belief that BROKENNESS + WORK = HOMECOMING.
What if providing great service isn’t enough? What if the experience and satisfaction of knowing how excellently a Client has been represented is just as important as the results? If you drive the finest automobile ever made, but no one bothered to tell you the excellence that went into crafting it, have you really gotten your full value? The Experience Economy helps understand the levels of excellence required in SERVICE = HONOR.
If given the choice between more revenue/pay or a true hope in the future, which would you choose? We’ve learned from Kahneman that we’re risk avoiding with gains and risk taking with losses, but studies show that hopelessness creates all sorts of problems for societies. The very value BROKENNESS + WORK = HOMECOMING exemplifies the hope that we see on the solution side of our equation.
Israeli economists Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman (respectively awarded the McArthur Genius Grant and the Nobel Prize for Economics for their work in the field) created hundreds of experiments proving that rational and intelligent people make irrational decisions under certain circumstances. If our Clients are the good guys (and they are), understanding how those on the other side of the table can be convinced to make irrational decisions is part of DTSpade’s training curriculum and an example of GROWTH^3.
Harvard Business Review interviews Heidi Grand Halvorson on ways to build new habits into our lives and meet goals. This curriculum helps us to break typical patterns that we make automatically and lean into SERVICE = HONOR.
"This book was critical to my (Bryant Cornett's) journey to build DTSpade. It gave me permission to want & seek what had been imprinted on my heart since the beginning & helped us learn that OUR VISION < TRUE VALUE no matter how big our vision of our work really is."
As America shifted into a war footing prior to WWII, the President asked the National Association of Realtors to create a designation that would quickly identify the best brokers nationally. America needed competent, skilled brokers with integrity to meet the nation’s objectives. SIOR continues to identify community-based real estate brokers who exhibit excellence in skill, education and execution. DTSpade’s participation in this organization is one way we exhibit SERVICE = HONOR in the marketplace.
“When you are wounded, and alone, in the midst of a scorched field, surrounded by smoke — mushrooms of smoke from exploding shells, with your arm shattered and burning with a terrible pain,” he wrote to his parents, “then life becomes more precious and craved-for than ever. You want to embrace it and go on with it, to escape from all the blood and death, to live, live, even without hands and feet, but breathing, thinking, feeling, seeing.” writings of Yoni Netanyahu teach us about (I + MY NEIGHBOR) / MY LOVE
C.S. Lewis famous closing “The load, or weight, or burden of my neighbour’s glory should be laid daily on my back, a load so heavy that only humility can carry it, and the backs of the proud will be broken. It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest and most uninteresting person you talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare. All day long we are, in some degree, helping each other to one or other of these destinations. It is in the light of these overwhelming possibilities, it is with the awe and the circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics. There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. . .” shows us a glimpse of our neighbor and how to move into (I + MY NEIGHBOR) / MY LOVE
Ancient Rome’s toilets, sewers, and bathhouses may have been innovative, but they didn’t do much to improve public health. But Rome was Rome because it was a little bit better than everyone else teaching us that growth^3
Dudley Thomas Spade (DTSpade) is a specialized commercial real estate firm providing excellent brokerage services to clients, and a place where Partners strive to restore the perfection of Creation. Read More