The global pandemic has completely uprooted our usual ways of working and connecting with one another. We now attend meetings and socialize over video conferencing tools, which can be exhausting to our brains. We are also inviting people into our homes, which can feel uneasy. However, if we do not turn cameras on, we are likely to begin to lose connection and erode trust. This provocation shares strategies to make us more comfortable with and fight the fatigue of video conferencing.
This provocation seeks to inspire a desire to increase benevolence and build trust through relational intelligence. As we work to strengthen our relationships, we let others know that we have their best interest in mind. Relational intelligence allows us to grow this company together. This provocation includes a check-in activity to explore in your next meeting.
In this provocation, you will discover some barriers that most of us face when asking for help and best practices to connect with others when we need help. Asking for help and lending a helping hand speak to our core values and imperatives at Stable Kernel.
This provocation explores how we play a role in increasing other's reliability by setting and communicating expectations. When we can set and communicate expectations to others, we let others know that we have their best interest in mind. This provocation shares tips on how to communicate and maintain expectations.
This provocation explores how having effective meetings can increase our reliability and build trust. When we know why we are part of a particular meeting, what kind of meeting we are attending, and setting expectations for during and after the meeting, we can be sure our work is more reliable and impactful.
This provocation serves as an introduction to the Trust Triangle and helps you identify its three components- reliability, competence, and benevolence.
This provocation explores the importance of feedback as it relates to your ability to stay hungry and to help others in their pursuit of staying hungry. As a Seeker of feedback, this provocation shares how feedback can provide an opportunity for growth and best practices for seeking out feedback. You will also discover strategies for being a feedback Extender so that you can help others grow.
We will explore what resiliency is and supportive tools to help increase your ability to overcome challenging situations. You will be prompted with an invitation to reflect on a challenging time in your life and explore the ways you were able to overcome it. Finally, you will be able to practice being a support person for an individual who may experience a similar situation.
Curiosity helps to engage our explorer spirit, which leads us down new paths. Curiosity takes us out of our comfort zone so that we can open ourselves up to endless possibilities. Curiosity is the backbone of staying hungry. In this provocation, you will discover ways to increase your curiosity and stay hungry for new experiences.
In our pursuit of staying hungry, sometimes burnout can occur. This happens if we don't regularly take the time to rest and reflect. In this provocation, you will discover signs and symptoms of burnout and strategies you can adopt to avoid burnout.
In this provocation, you will learn the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. At Stable Kernel, we believe in and foster a growth mindset. You will be able to explore all the ways we do this and begin to take advantage of all these opportunities.
We'll explore the ways fear of failure can show up in our lives. When we can recognize this fear, we can start making steps to overcome it. Realizing that fear is normal and failure is as well, we can take new experiences and turn them into learning opportunities.
The characteristic of Staying Hungry may not come naturally to you and that's okay. This provocation offers strategies that will help stimulate your drive for new opportunities, better processes, and continuous learning and sharing. Developing our hunger allows us to grow this company together.
You'll discover why setting goals is so important to your continued growth. Don't forget to use your self-reflection in Provocation 1 of this series to figure out where you have been and where you want to go!
You'll see in this provocation the recurring theme of self-reflection as a tool to connect with our company values and your personal values. For our We Stay Hungry value, we'll harness the power of self-reflection of our accomplishments to begin to figure out where we need to go next. You'll have an opportunity to revisit an SK blog post and share your reflection on past accomplishments.
Collaboration is at the heart of what we do. Without it, we would not be able to explore new paths, learn new skills, and grow this company together. This provocation shares some ways to increase our collaboration skills so that we can continue to learn and share from each other.
During our Stay Hungry quarter, we touched on the importance of developing a growth mindset to continue our learning, develop new skills, explore new opportunities, and take on new challenges. This provocation explores how growth and fixed mindsets relate to our talents and strengths.
In this provocation, you will find tips to increase your listening skills. Listening to others allows us to learn new information and gain a new perspective. It also gives others the space to share. When we can take the time to listen and allow others to share, we build trust and rapport.
Opportunities such as leading an SK Academy, speaking at a conference, or delivering a pitch to a potential client can benefit from having an engaging presentation. This provocation shares some tips on ways to engage your audience so that you can effectively transfer knowledge.
In this provocation, you will discover how reflection aids in our ability to learn new things and practice becoming better. You'll have an opportunity to reflect on a recent project to identify what learning took place and what was successful and not so successful. Afterward, you will be able to use this reflection to put together best practices for future projects.
Researchers have proposed that it takes 10 years or 10,000 hours to master a new skill, but mastery is not always needed to put a skill to use. This provocation gives you strategies to learn a new skill in less time to get your desired results.
In this provocation, you'll discover how identifying and utilizing your strengths leads to greater satisfaction, productivity, and success in your work. You'll be able to see the benefits of knowing what your strengths are and be in a better position to make a meaningful impact at Stable Kernel and other areas of your life.
This provocation introduces the concepts of neuroplasticity, short-term potentiation, and long-term potentiation. You'll learn the difference between short-term and long-term potentiation and discover the importance of long-term potentiation for intellectual growth. At the end of the provocation, you will be invited to reflect on some long-term potentiation you have acquired while at Stable Kernel.
In this provocation, you'll learn what emotional intelligence is and how it can lead to greater success in both your personal and professional life. You will have the opportunity to take a quick sample emotional intelligence test to begin reflecting on where you are in your emotional intelligence journey.
This provocation seeks to explain how our lack of boundary setting with others leads to feelings of being disrespected. When we can take the time to assess our values and put boundaries in place to protect them, we can help others respect our time and energy. You will be presented with tips to help you set boundaries and have an opportunity to practice setting boundaries.
This provocation focuses on building respect for ourselves. In it, you will discover how psychologists have helped others use self-talk to change their thoughts and feelings to overcome difficult situations.
In this provocation, you will learn tips you can use to disagree respectfully with others. When we can have respectful disagreements with others, we can have more productive discussions, meaningful collaborations, and innovative solutions. Respectful disagreements do not break trust but enhance it.
This provocation invites you to reflect on some people you admire and respect. You will be prompt to share who these people are and what qualities they possess that inspire you.
You will discover how taking ownership and having accountability relates to integrity. When we can lead with integrity by taking ownership, we begin to build trust with others. At the end of the provocation, you will be invited to evaluate your promise(s) so that you are better prepared to lead with integrity.
When we come from a place of integrity and share our appreciation with others, we let them know that we value their contributions. You will have an opportunity to set up a ritual of sharing appreciation with others.
You will learn how self-reflection can be used as a tool to reconnect to your values and help guide you through a dilemma. You will also discover how having a support system allows you to gut-check your feelings and decisions around the dilemma.
This provocation served as an invitation for our team to explore the complexities of acting with integrity with a visit to the Center for Civil and Human Rights. Although this opportunity has passed, you can still get a sense of the importance of acting with integrity during challenging times and how this act can spark change in the right direction.
In previous provocations, we explored what integrity is and what it looks like. Now, you will have an opportunity to practice recognizing integrity. When we can successfully recognize integrity, we put ourselves in a better position to act with integrity in challenging situations.
We introduce the Big 5 Personality Model, which allows individuals to learn about what makes them tick. When we can learn more about ourselves, we can come from a place of authenticity and integrity.
This provocation is the first in our Year of Values series and begins our deep dive into our company value Integrity, Always. In this provocation, you will learn the importance of connecting with your personal values, which you may find evolve and change throughout your lifetime.