Issue 167 - 04 | Why Routines Matter

By Todd M. Warner
Published Aug. 8, 2018 12:00 p.m.
“The number of articles about successful people’s habits are innumerable. Dating back to The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People by Stephen Covey, we’ve been obsessed with what it takes to do well. But for most people who work in large organizations, it is not that easy. Their lives are not defined by the ability to design their own habits, or routines; their work lives emerge from the environment that they work in, and the forces—operational, hierarchical, and functional—that exert themselves on their daily lives. Successful people in these environments, we’ve found, have routines that are distinct to their social systems, and these routines differentiate their performance.”

About Todd M. Warner | Todd is the founder of Like Minds Advisory, a consultancy of veteran executives and practitioners who work with organizations to think differently about execution and the human side of performance. With almost 20 years of experience in Corporate Learning and Executive Education, he was formerly the Chief Learning Officer at BHP Billiton, and an Executive Director at Duke CE, based in London. He has won numerous awards for his work, and he has worked with CEOs and Executives around the world to reshape their approaches to impacting people and culture. His work has been featured in numerous publications, and he has received global awards for reshaping learning through innovation—including, leader led approaches, the use of routines, and mechanisms to embed learning at work. He lives in Melbourne, Australia, but keeps a foot planted in the American West.

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