As an agile coach I have worked on large-scale business transformations using agile and lean methods. We often approach business transformations from the process side, look at data and cost-savings but what gets often forgotten is the people who work in that company. Research by Gallup shows how badly our people management practices need to transform - only 13% of our employees feel engaged at work.
I highly recommend this book for any manager, HR professional, coach or agile, lean coach as a practical way to re-engage their employees and to help develop them to their fullest potential.
The Harada method described in this book is an important piece of the puzzle to transform the way we run our companies from the human aspect and shift our mindset about management. Instead of telling people what to do and paying them to do it, we invite people to contribute to our company using their full self, their strengths, motivations and talents.
The Harada method develops self-driven, self-reliant qualities in people so that they can understand their life purpose, their goals, define their own definition of success and gather enough support and motivation through daily activities to achieve those goals.
By reading this book, you can apply a various set of exercises to your own personal and work life to achieve any goal that is important to you. A few exercises among others are - the purpose chart, which helps you clarify, what benefits achieving your goal will bring you, such as material wealth, immaterial, intangible benefits - such as mental health or physical health, for example, as well as how your goal can help others, your family, your community and society. Another exercise is the 64 chart, which helps to break down a longer term goal into 8 areas of competence/development where you need to focus, and brainstorm 8 tasks, actions you can do within each area. From this, you can build a backlog of prioritised tasks to perform in your next few weeks. A great practice described in the book is a daily journal and Calendar with your tasks planned in, and reflection exercises at the end of the day to hold yourself accountable. "Did I do this task?" "Why not? What have I learned? What can I do better?"
Coupled with coaching, the Harada method is a truly powerful way to help you achieve your goals whether in personal or professional life and to develop your confidence and talents to your best potential.
The Harada Method the Spirit of Self-Reliance (英語) ペーパーバック – 2012/11/1
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H. K. Tsui
the method started to change my life forever, just love, thanks Norman for bringing the wonderful practice to English world. Kennie
Harada wird die Welt begeistern!2013年12月4日にドイツでレビュー済み
Die Harada-Methode ist Zielsetzungstool, Hoshin-Werkzeug und Zeitplanungstool in einem. Sie umfasst Motivationsaspekte und ist ein erprobtes Mittel im Change-Management. Soweit mir bekannt ist, soll bald eine deutsche Fassung erscheinen. Wirklich komplett, wenn es um die (Selbst-) Verbesserung einzelner Leistungsträger, Arbeitsgruppen oder ganzer Unternehmen geht.