0:00:00.6 S1: Curious about a must-have leadership competency? No one is talking about, then let's fix leadership
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0:00:54.4 S1: What is this mystery competency that I have lured you into today's podcast and learn more about... Well, I'm not sure it actually is a competency, I'm not read about it anywhere, and Lord knows, I've read enough competency books, articles and models out there as we all have, we've all read plenty, and I've never seen this competency out there, but since you and I together are out there fixing leadership moving into a modern leadership time... Hey, I don't think there's anything wrong with you and I creating a new competency. So what is this competency? It is the ability to synthesize information, and having the ability to synthesize information is an incredible, incredible, powerful super power, and when I meet people with this super-power, I often say to them, Wow, you're really good at synthesizing information, they kinda look at me like they're not really sure what I'm talking about. So let's start to break it down. So what is synthesizing information? Well, before I jumped on this podcast today, I went to handy-dandy Google, and I ask Google, what is the definition of synthesizing? You're gonna love this definition, 'cause we need more of it in the workplace...
0:02:11.3 S1: I loved it. So the definition, the actual definition is synthesizing, is combining a number of things into a coherent whole... Yes, we need a lot more of combining things into a coherent hole in the workplace, so as we go along the life and we're fixing leadership, let's bring the ability to synthesize information into the workplace. Well, we've set our goal. We're gonna bring it into the workplace. So what does that actually mean and look like? So, gosh, I'm trying to put words to it because sometimes it's hard to wrap your arms around it, but when you see it, you know, you see it. So have you ever been in one of those days, or had one of those days where you are in back-to-back meetings and you're just going and going and going, and by the third meeting, you're like Way to minutes, left hand and right hand? Not talking, why are there two different groups working on the same project, or group A, and my first meeting made this decision, but now that I hear this third meeting talking, I know there's a disconnect and something is not going to go... Right. And that is the ability to make something coherent into a whole coherent concept, the ability to synthesize information and to go around and to pick up information around you as you talk with people, as you read things, as emails come across, as you are working with your customers, or developing a new product or an endless meetings that we all seem to sit in these days, if you have the ability to hear and connect all the dots and really see the bigger picture, then you have the natural ability to synthesize information and take a number of things and create a coherent hole, this super power is so important because too often we get down a path on a project, a new product or anything, and as all the pieces start to come together, things do not connect, and we're like, Well, gosh, if I'd only know know you did that, then I would have done this.
0:04:31.5 S1: Well, we can't all be in every meeting, we can't all be everywhere, and everyone's trying to do their best with the information they have, and so if you are someone who is in multiple meetings or have the information from multiple view points, then your ability to send the size information is critical to everyone's success.
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0:05:15.3 S1: If you don't have this natural ability, then it's okay, because all competencies, you can start to work on it, and there's a few things you can do to work on it. Start listening to the root cause, start listening to the root reason why. Start asking people, Would you make this decision, or if we deploy this? What do you think will happen? How will this impact X the customer, whoever that is? And start asking questions about the connections, and stop setting in meetings and checking out and kind of just listening and thinking about all the things you have to do after work that night, and start thinking about what questions do I need to ask to help me synthesize this information, and start thinking about how you can also communicate that when I was thinking about this episode and I was thinking about this skill set, 'cause I recently was coaching this fantastic leader, she is just... My gosh, she's got such a road map in front of her, and she sky's the limit for her career, and her and I were talking a lot about synthesizing information 'cause she naturally does it, and it's phenomenal to watch it, watch or bring topics to our coaching sessions where she's saying, Hey, here's the four things I heard today, here's what I know is gonna go wrong, or here's how I think we can make it better, but one of the things she's working on is no one listens to it because everyone's so focused on their tiny piece of it, that when you start to synthesize it, that means some people may have to change or look at things differently or...
0:06:56.2 S1: Core course correct. People don't always wanna hear about cation. And that's important to think about, it's important to think about if you are someone synthesizing information and you find something that's important for everyone to know about, how do you wanna communicate that really think about the communication, you have to think about the reason why... The three top things someone needs to know, start to think about impact, how are you going to describe the impact? And if you're a leader and someone comes to you and says, Wow, hey, hey, pause, I just realized through the course of this week and listening to multiple groups, we have an issue here, this isn't going to come together correctly, when people say those to their leaders and the leader ignores the red flag and just 'cause... Oh, it's fine. I talk to each group, they're fine, everything's fine. You're just making noise, you're being dramatic, all those things that we either think or say, you know, as a leader, you've gotta listen to those people because they matter, those people are your synthesizers, those people are out there putting all of these dots that are floating around the world and floating around and 'cause when those dots colli, they either make a cohesive whole or a sloppy mess of nothing that intersects, and when that happens, it hurts your team, it hurts your customer, it hurts your product evolution, it just hurts everything.
0:08:27.6 S1: So I want you to really pause after listening to this episode and really think about your ability to synthesize information, your ability to combine a number of things into a coherent hole, and you can apply this in a lot of ways, obviously today, in the short episode, we talked about it in that one way about multiple people working on a project, but it can happen inside your team, it can happen out in your community, there's all types of places you can use this competency that no one is talking about, and so go out there today and as you're going through your normal work day throughout today and maybe the next few days, start to really think after an interaction with someone, what did I learn? And based on what I learned, how does that impact me, how does that impact my team, the work or doing the company, and start to really practice your ability to synthesize, because the better you get at it, I promise you. The better it will get, better your products will get, the better your customer service will get, the better your leadership will get, and the better that we get every single day, and in today's world where things are moving so, so, so fast, if you can synthesize information cut through the noise and get directly to the point and sure that everything connects together, then you, my friend, are helping us fix leadership.
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