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  1. Jens Parisis
    June 15, 2018 @ 9:04 am

    Thank you for sharing this useful technique, it will certainly guide me towards a better version of myself! I was wondering though, do you have a similar set of questions to decide on which initiatives are worth implementing with regard to ‘your’ Cadets? Taking in account the change (rate) one group can cope, while still remaining effective. If it changes things for the better, shoud it be implemented no matter what?


    • jbowen100
      June 15, 2018 @ 11:50 am

      Jens, honestly this exercise is a fully individual one. I cannot generalize certain OBTs for a particular group, class, or cohort. What you may need to work on is very different from what your peer next to you may need to.

      I recommend you list out a number of the ideas you’ve recently learned about through blogs, books, education, experiences, etc. If it was something that you liked and wanted to work on, list it out. Then reflect on that list and ask “which one of these will give me the biggest return on my time and effort investment?” Select one and create the strategy. After you feel you’ve made this a pretty natural behavior, go back to your list and select the next best idea.

      You can even maintain an “OBT list” of ideas you want to work on. Keep the list in order of behavior precedence (#1 on the list is most important to work on, #2 is next, etc.). As you learn a new idea you want to work on, add it to the list, placing it where appropriate on the order of precedence. This turns into your running list of “OBT to-dos.”

      I hope that makes sense and answers your question!


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