27. Jan, 2021

Simple messages ...

Already one year since Kobe Bryant died January 26, 2020

Some of you might already know that I appreciate the KISS (Keep it simple Stupid) principle a lot. Start as simple as possible, it will get more complex over time anyway. And great when the reference I use is keeping it simple as well 😉. 

I used KISS in our bi-weekly OneTeam Break today as well. Explaining fairly complex topics like e.g. communication, with very simple examples and exercises. 10 people in the video conference did follow 10 simple instructions for a piece of paper, by just closing their eyes. And we did end up with 10 different results, based on the translating and interpretation process that everybody did, by listening to my voice. A very easy way to make communication issues visible, give it a try - instructions are here.

The other two exercises had been appreciated as well and I had 10 happy and relaxed customers at the end of the 1h break. Only issue was the usage of pen and paper, a skill that seems to be getting lost in the digital world 🤔🙃.

"That's been one of my mantras - focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains." -- Steve Jobs

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