Thinking Partners in the Cloud
Micro-projects on the Ground
Every individual and has their unique blueprint for adding (+) people and resources to networks, growing interactions (i), and transforming (T) networks to achieve success and to help others achieve success. Our emerging formula for success is "thinking partners in the cloud, micro-projects on the ground." Thinking partners in the cloud enhance access to people and resources to grow learners' systems of success. Thinking partners in the cloud also increase awareness of possibilities, guide exploration, and shift learners' journeys. Thinking partners in the cloud provide encouragement and support for projects on the ground.
How do thinking partners in the cloud create the conditions for long-term success? The elements of the Growing Systems of Success (GSS) canvas provide insights into the role of networks on indivduals' systems of success. The GSS canvas elements are thus used to answer the above question, and to design networks and projects. The Growing Systems of Success (GSS) approach is based on The PhD Project model. PhD Project logo courtesy of The PhD Project. Its use does not constitute endorsement of or participation in the preparation of the contents of this book
Chance favors those who invest in their Six Cs
Learners grow their systems of success through interactions with thinking partners in the cloud. The Six Cs help individuals navigate any situation with greater ease and confidence. The Six Cs are particularly important while making choices in situations where the outcomes are uncertain and/or the path is not clear at the outset.Through conversations individuals can acquire information that helps them make better choices.
Access to a network of mentors and peers who encourage and support individuals on their journey.
Participating in ongoing conversations.
Aligning ideas, people, and resources to achieve a goal.
An ongoing process of making decisions under uncertainty.
An ongoing process of developing knowledge and skills.
Success is a journey from opportunity to goals.
Individuals become aware of opportunities and challenges, goals, and their own systems of success. They also become aware of resources available through networks.
Through a personalized discovery process, individuals identify possible opportunities. They develop selection criteria and success heuristics.
The discovery of viable opportunities sets the stage for making informed choices and finding one's own path. Networks of success help individuals continually refine their path.
As choices are refined, individuals can set clear goals and find ways to achieve these goals through integrating new and familiar ideas, tools, resources, and practices.
Individuals transform possibilities into reality over time. Individuals also continually transform their systems of success (The Six Cs) and help others transform their systems.
How do I choose?
Is this for me?
Can I do it?
How do I make it work?
How is it working?
Thinking partners help individuals navigate any situation with greater ease and confidence. Interactions with diverse members of a cloud raises awareness of possibilities, and guides investigation of possibilities.. Conversations in the cloud provides information that helps learners make better choices.
Growth is an activity, not a spectacle!
Micro-projects are short projects (less than one month) that are doable and worth doing.
Thinking partners in the cloud guide learners in initiating the right projects
Thinking partners in the cloud help learners adapt ideas, skills, tools, and resources to projects and situations
Thinking partners in the cloud help learners sustain the right projects
Thinking partners in the cloud help expand the use of familiar ideas, skills, tools, and resources.