Talent and skill are important, yet it is a disciplined and focused mind that enables us overcome distraction, delivery in difficult situations, and truly master an art. How do you constructively challenge your team to step beyond their talent and skills?
The Sacred Intersection
The performance appraisal is the single most important meeting of the year because it is the “sacred intersection” that connects the talent, effort, aspirations, and growth of your people with the organizational strategy and future of the company. Recognizing and honoring this “sacred intersection” is fundamental to people engagement and organizational success. You cannot fake it and simply go through the motions. It demands that you make an ownershift.
Beyond the Squeaky Wheel
The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Yet the squeak in the wheel might not be where the real opportunities lie.
Be the Lighthouse
The lighthouse, like a leader, provides a consistent and inspiring point of reference in turbulent times.
The Oxygen Mask Rule
You must first help yourself, as instructed by the airlines, before you can help anyone else. When you are part of a leadership team, it is critical that you and your executive team members decide how you are going to help yourselves before you jump in to help others. Executives are confronted from day one with a multitude of problems to solve and opportunities to address. Everyone wants something from senior leaders; this is where many executive teams make the mistake of jumping into their company’s business issues too deeply at the beginning of their team’s evolution.