Let's face it, life is getting faster and faster and shows no signs of slowing down. Business is more competitive now than any other time in history. So what's the answer? Dr Adam Fraser believes the answer is developing The Art of FLOW.
Companies and individuals now more than ever need to out create, out innovate and out market their competition. The result of this is a workforce that is having serious issues around sustaining performance. The fall out is people and companies loosing the ability to focus, be creative and develop clear strategies.
Combining years of work with Olympic athletes, the armed forces and business professionals of all levels Dr Adam Fraser perfected The Art of FLOW. A philosophy designed to be a real time solution to stress and burn out, that doesn't involve taking time out or adding another task to our already full to do list!
FLOW is a high performance state also known as being 'In the Zone'. At the heart of flow we find the key to getting more done for longer periods of time, whilst reducing stress levels, preventing burnout and keeping our teams engaged. FLOW is not a band aid solution to stress, but provides a practical vehicle to enable recovery from poor working habits. Or, as Dr Adam would put it, checking your Habits into Rehab!
The six key outcomes in developing The Art of FLOW are:
Thoughts that are realistic, accurate and optimistic.
Working with your own energy levels to sustain performance.
Developing habits that actually support your desired outcome.
The ability to Focus despite external events or distractions.
Emotions that are positive and functional.
Showing up every time to be present to the task at hand.
Dr Adam Fraser is one of Australia's leading educators, researchers and thought leaders in the area of human performance. Author of 'Sugar Daddy' and a regular in the media and has been featured in the Australian Financial Review and Business Review Weekly. He is also a regular presenter on Sunrise and the Today show.
ADAM FRASER PROGRAMS
THE ART OF FLOW - The Key to High Performance
We have all had moments when we feel like we are in the zone. Where we feel focused, completely engaged, exhibit positive emotions, where our mind set is positive and optimistic, where time disappears and we feel in control of what we are doing. When we have moments like these we are in a psychological state called FLOW. In this presentation Dr Adam Fraser will unpack what is FLOW and how we can access this high performance state more often, both as an individual and as a team.
Your team will walk away with the following:
A clear understanding of the four stages of performance: Grind, Effort, Ease and Flow.
The key internal characteristics that set themselves up for Flow.
Tools to control their environment and minimise distractions, which drive productivity and reduce stress.
They will be shown why focus, clarity of purpose and a calm mind facilitate productivity by tapping into the strategic and creative parts of the brain.
Why the transition from work to home is the key to work life balance.
Understand how their behaviour impacts on the culture of their organisation.
Clear list of behaviours that drive engagement and harmony within teams.
Why we find it difficult to follow through on self-directed change.
This presentation is perfect for any individual or team looking to improve their performance. It opens their eyes to a new paradigm and a new way to view work, pressure and performance. They will be equipped with a new metric and language to assess their performance, as well as tools and techniques to facilitate FLOW at work.
The 3rd Space
The greatest challenge in business within the next decade - is not the amount we have to do, as this shows no signs of lessening - instead it's the way we transition between tasks.
In life we are asked to wear many different hats and therefore we have to transition between different roles and environments at a lightening pace. Humans find it hare to move from one interaction to another without dragging the energy, mindset or baggage of the first interaction to the next. Sales people find it hard to move from a disastrous sales situation to the next sale. A frustrated leader finds it hard to meet with their team and not take it out on them. Have you ever tried walking from an internal meeting, full of problems and complaints, straight into a sales meeting with a new client? It's tough to 'show up' all the time with the right mindset to suit your new role or environment!
In this fascinating and entertaining presentation Dr Adam Fraser will cover how we can use the 3rd Space (the gap between roles and environments) to transition effectively between the different roles that leaders face.
People will be challenged around their own behaviour and how they affect the organisation. Rather than constantly asking what can the organisation do to engage 'me', this presentation will challenge them to identify what action they can take to engage themselves at work.
They will be made aware of specific behaviour patterns that build trust, rapport and engagement in the people around us.
Learn why being engaged at work is vital for their own personal wellbeing and quality of life.
How they show up affects their environment and everyone around them
Why we are all responsible for company culture not just the leaders of the company
They will learn techniques that allow them to bring better emotions, thoughts and behaviour to each part of their life.
Given specific tools to help them move on from rejection or conflict.
How being engaged at work reduces chance of burn out, improves health and leads to a better home life.
How to use the 3rd space to transition from one role/environment to another.
This presentation gets people to be personally responsible for how they "show up". Your team will leave this presentation with greater awareness around the fact that they all have an impact on culture and the performance of other people in their team. Also they will reflect on whether they "show up" as a Victim, Persecutor, Detractor or Passenger and skills to stop this from happening.
Rehab your Habits
Many people adopt destructive habits that lead to poor performance, reduced productivity, few tasks being completed, conflict within the work place, high levels of stress, exhaustion, disengagement and negative emotion. Our habits determine our success and productivity. In most cases individuals are not aware of the fact that their habits are detrimental and even if they are, they find it very difficult to change them.
This presentation walks people through a process of rehabilitating their detrimental habits. This high content yet tongue in cheek presentation will take you through the 9 steps to rehabilitating your habits. They are:
1. Admitting you have a problem
2. Auditing your habits
3. Conducting an intervention
4. Getting an action plan
5. Going into rehab (in - patient)
6. Getting support
7. Setting up your environment to support the new habit
8. Coming out of rehab (out -patient)
9. What to do when you relapse
This presentation gets individuals and teams to assess and evaluate their habits. It encourages them to be mindful and self reflective about their behaviour as an individual and a team member. They leave being much more strategic about how they are spending their time and with an action plan and tool kit on how they can alter their habits to ones that will increase performance and engagement.