Being at my Best by Simon McKenzie (Mac)
EGN Invites you to join EGN Cross-Functional Webinar: Being at my Best by Simon McKenzie (Mac) on August 12, 2020.
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 12, 2020. 4pm networking. 4.30pm – 6pm interactive workshop.
Being at my Best
To catalyse transformation in an organisation or society, the journey cannot begin without the wherewithal to change oneself. At the heart of resourcefulness is the awareness that when we are not at our best, it is in our hands and we can choose to change. Before anything can change in the outer world, we need the skill to transform our own attitudes and behaviours. As Lao Tzu said, “It is wisdom to know others. It is enlightenment to know one’s self.”
When we are at our best—when we feel confident and resourceful, powerful and inspired, or even relaxed and calm—we are also at our most effective. We can speak clearly and motivate others. We can think clearly and see the wood from the trees. We can be sympathetic and understanding. We find the right words of encouragement—or the discerning critique that makes a difference to others.
However, most of us are not at our best all of the time. In fact, these moments can be the exception for some rather than the rule. We find ourselves overwhelmed, feeling stressed, hung up on details, or just too focused on outcomes and targets that we lose sight of the big picture or the meaning in what we are doing. We might also find ourselves angry and resentful or scared of inexplicable shadows.
When we are not resourceful, our relationships, our thinking, ideas and creativity are poorer. To a large extent, our state is the vital ingredient of our ability to think, innovate, relate and lead—and if we experience life as if our inner experience is at the effect of external events, we are largely helpless in making resourceful choices during difficult moments. Resourcefulness is thus about knowing how to choose our state or attitude, no matter what is happening in the world around us and no matter how much fear or anger it may bring up.
This session will provide the tools to help us understand when we are not at our best, and give us a tool to be our most resourceful version of ourselves, especially when it matters most.
About the speaker
Simon McKenzie (Mac) is a Director of Bridge, and one of the founders of the Bridge Institute. He is based in Singapore.
He specialises in designing and delivering pioneering leadership, senior team and strategy development programmes. He also specialises in shaping numerous strategic breakthrough programmes for governments and corporates. The strategic breakthrough programmes bring the highest levels of government, business and civil society together to solve pressing societal challenges. These pioneering programmes have now been called SDG17, after the Sustainable Development Goal 17 – Partnerships. SDG17 model has now become a tested and proven approach to making breakthroughs in thinking and action to progressing the Sustainable Development Goals. Recent societal challenges have included economic growth policy, education reform, peacebuilding, safety, reconciliation, water and youth development.
4.00 PM: Networking/ Registration
4.30 PM: Webinar start. EGN introductions and speaker introduction
4.35 PM: Being at my Best by Simon McKenzie (Mac)
5.35 PM: Q & A and key takeaways
5.55 PM: Meeting end