When NFL quarterback Tom Brady plays football, he can read a defensive formation by identifying only a few subtle keys. A rookie NFL quarterback is sacked by the time he makes the same reads. Why? Typically, people with more experience have developed stronger mental frameworks. Brady can adjust his actions by relating current information (an opposing defense) to past experience. The same is true in business and other parts of life. Mental frameworks are the infrastructure through which life experiences, skills, and situations are categorized. Like Tom Brady, leaders who can create strong mental frameworks can execute with greater speed and effectiveness.
KSI Mental Frameworks are categorized into four principal areas:
1. Human Performance
2. Collective IQ
3. Managing Complexity
4. Creative Tension.
(Later segments will explore each tool) How do you implement KSI Mental Frameworks? Four Steps: First, individuals must form a mental framework understanding. This is recognizing that mental models of the world exist in our mind, and shape our thinking processes and perspective. The second step is words in action, which is creating an environment where mental frameworks can be applied and experienced. Third is deliberate practice, which is predicated on correcting execution failure and identifying improvement areas. Finally, there is shifting thinking, where individuals focus on intentional application of new thinking processes and recognize the resulting impact on outcomes. This recognition helps form better habits. Katalyst Systems Impact works closely with leadership teams, both in group sessions and in one-on-one meetings, to teach, practice, review and recognize the behaviors that will get your company where you want to go. To find out more about how KSI can help you get better faster, contact us today!