A previous blog touched on the need for follow up and like many people, I love starting new things, but struggle a bit with the follow-through. I am fascinated with follow-through in business – maybe it’s that old adage “we teach best what we most need to learn” – so I have been re-reading The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning and am impressed with the way Fort Hill have operationalised these six disciplines with their Follow-through ToolsÂ®.
It’s another version of ‘feedback is the breakfast of champions’ – and shows how we can become more purposeful in our learning. I have taken this message to heart this year. I don’t know how many books / articles and blogs I have read in the past, where I have a faint glimmer of the idea or message but no way to jog my memory to recall the detail and thus no way to act on it.
So this year I have implemented a new personal discipline – taking notes when I read and then capturing the essence of the idea in a blog, then looking for examples where I can apply that idea, or reflecting on situations where if I had applied the idea we might have acted differently and the outcome would have been different too.
For readers of this blog, join me in adding a little dash of discipline to your life – what’s one area where you can apply a little more follow-through, in order to get better results?