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[#005] How to Get Better at the Things you Care About

Jose Casal
Feb 12, 2018 · 2 min read

I recently discovered this video thanks to Boaz Zehavi at Vonage.

The TED talk by Eduardo Briceño is excellent and covers a lots of relevant topics​ to Business Agility. As I was watching it, I made notes of things that reminded me of. This is the list:

  • Learning/Performance zone has lots of parallels to Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s Psychological Flow Channel and the Learning Onion. I think it also connects to Kahneman’s work. There is lots of fascinating reads in this space.
  • It reminded me of Carol Dweck’s work on Growth Mindset? It’s superb.
  • One of my favourite reads in 2017 was “Black Box Thinking” by Matthew Syed. There are lots of connecting topics in Eduardo’s video.
  • Having deliberate practice for learning is fundamental. This is what things like the Toyota Kata tries to achieve. It also made me think of this article by Barry O’Reilly. https://barryoreilly.com/2017/05/31/busy-to-death/
  • Finally, I loved how Eduardo made a very explicit shout out to having “Purpose” and to do “Safe to fail” experiments.

How to get better at the things you care about
Eduardo Briceño
11:23

AFTER WATCHING THE VIDEO

  1. Once they have watched the video, spend 5–10 minutes talking/chatting about the following:
  • Is backbiting a problem where you work?
  • How about in life in general?
  • How are you going to use the 3 filters?
  • When are you going to do the activity that Glenn proposes in his talk?

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Jose Casal

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Jose Casal is a business agility consultant with extensive experience. Chair of @BCS_Agile, Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT) and founder of Actineo Consulting.

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