“I don’t think of resilience as bouncing back. There is no ‘back.’ Clocks don’t go backwards. Calendars don’t go backwards. We’re moving forward. And the ability for people to move forward with hope is when you see resilience helping them bounce forward through that and then building trust. Every action, every decision you make throughout this crisis, is either going to build trust or degrade from it.” — Eric McNulty, associate director of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at Harvard University,
Every survey we read speaks to the issue of trust in relationships. When employees are remote then the ability to stand behind them and watch them is gone. No harm. But we have to replace it with trust. Managers and employees need to trust each other
Trust is hard to build and easy to break. Yet it is vital for the future. Being trustworthy is a key part of 5 ways to grow. Being trustworthy while working on projects becomes a currency for managers and team members alike.
Our basic thoughts on what we need to do are simple. We outline them also here.
Every one needs to continue to learn to develop their skills and abilities. We fundamentally believe that most work will develop some sort of a Project Management structure.
We know that one cannot live completely on work as a holistic life style. Other parts are needed, but are not always possible. We select one in our plans, which is one that we believe will be good for you, your family, and will be good for the planet. This is regenerative gardening. It is easy enough and can be from a few pots, to a back yard, to a 1 acre plot. The principles of regeneration give us a link to our Planet.
So we have adapted the Covey square to fit our needs and to describe the differences we see in our 3 levels on Patreon.
It is pretty self explanatory:
Creator level is the groups full of ideas but not skilled (yet) in developing them or in the skills of PM to be able to do this.
Innovators can have skills in one of the two main attributes, either in developing ideas or in Project management
The Futurists have both sets of skills and are ready to align these with the future they see for themselves and for the world. This is the zone where you have pulled together and are prepared to really back yourself in self employment of senior roles earning senior money!
The excellent organisation held a well attended conference on Rural Ireland and what it can do about climate change in Athlone on May 27, 2019. This is a subject close to our heart and it concerns so much about making a difference and giving back to the community.
A great review of lots of projects underway, lots of understanding of the extent of the problem. a nice presentation by Mr. Phil Hogan, EU Commissioner about what might be available in terms of financial supports down the road.
A very diverse group of attendees and all on the days when the ‘green swing’ in the EU parliament elections were being noticed and new MEP’s were being elected.
One small critique, no great call to action , from the speakers. The organisation itself is calling for a climate summit of all parties in Ireland to try to get behind some common goals. From there plans can be made.
Some key takeaways for us.. Electricity de-carbonisation is not in the hands of the Irish Government but is being managed by EU.
Our main (our being Irish Government and citizens) action zones are in transport and agriculture. That is where the changes must occur.
Ireland is the worst in Europe at de-carbonising its economy. We produce more tonnes of CO2 per head than most of our European colleagues.
Some disturbing thoughts. But we are an inventive people and will find a way to get in front of the pack and lead!