Is there a way to work visually and tangibly without needing to draw something? Can a mental approach increase creativity? How do I decide as a leader what kind of tools and methods to use in a workshop? These are the questions I've pondered for more than two years.
A mental model is defined as being a set of rules or a structured thinking process, and it can help to navigate through complex issues. This has shown to be true with many leaders of the past and the present. Elon Musk is famous for utilizing diverse mental models. One of them is “Design from first principles” - at its core, this model declares, that you approach projects as if nobody ever before had done something similar. For example, Musk approached the first space rocket design of Space X as if nobody had built a rocket yet. This thinking clears of assumptions and lets you plan on a fresh plate. With this mental model in mind, Elon Musk approaches every creation project.
Mental models will sharpen your thinking to be more successful, getting more results, and having more energy at any given time. The “Clarity Framework” is such a mental model. It will help you sharpen your mind in the context of meetings, workshops, and events. The actual framework contains three phases: Understand, Create and Share.
The Clarity Framework
If you as a leader use the Clarity Framework as your mental model, you will be able to create even more compelling workshops with your clients, colleagues, and partners. Just because you are aware of the different phases of Understand, Create and Share.
I will share more in regards to the Clarity Framework on this blog in the future.
And in the meantime a question for you:
How much aware are you of a meetings objective before you enter the room? And can you improve your preparations even if you are already top notch?
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