Paradigm

Monish Subherwal

A paradigm is a model, theory, or explanation of something.  Paradigm are like maps.  If we have the wrong map (or paradigm) is causes problems – we never reach our destination. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People In Stephen Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (one of my favorites!), he explains that how you SEE the world depends …

PQP (Praise Question Polish)

Monish Subherwal

What is it: PQP is a often used in classrooms used to give students feedback.  Here, I’ve adapted it to the context of objectives to give designers feedback. When to use: During any meetings where design critique is happening. How It Works: – Step 1:  Praise The worst thing that happens is when someone works hard on a design, presents …

Proactivity

Monish Subherwal

1.  Collins English Dictionary defines Proactivity as “Tending to initiate change rather than reacting to events.” 2.  I personally, created my own definition to expand on this: “Focusing on what you can do and taking actions to better your situation – rather than focusing on whats not possible and expecting others to change the situation.”