The Newest Old Experience

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The Newest Old Experience

Cont. from LinkedIn: …you “try” it because you know it will produce results around quality, performance and it will improve your brand – both, market and personal.

So, how do YOU define success? When it comes to personal and business success – when you look at business trends, organizational transformation and legacy – what do most business leaders measure? Clearly, on the business growth side, it might be Market Share, Stock Price and Profitability – these are pretty sound targets and outcomes, right? I agree…when you think of innovation it’s easy to think of #Google, #Amazon, #Uber – popular apps, like #Instagram, etc. and in general terms, the IOT (internet of things). How could we not? It’s big and it’s quite present. But, how do you measure the extremely important, vital and intangible “small” things, which, I like to refer to as nuance?

That said, when you think of business innovation and operational success, along with all the performance dimensions that lead to growth and market relevance (while embracing its challenges and constraints), “How do YOU measure success in terms that inspire creativity, diligence and commitment to quality, costs and ROI?” Do you consider milestones and “small wins?” Why do I ask? Over the past few months delivering our signature, “Winning Together® Conscious Leadership & Team Optimization programs, I have been continually awed and amazed – humbled, really – at the courage, passion and loyalty of great people eager to learn something new and take a risk at “not doing different things, but of doing things differently.” You gotta be affected when you see change and transformation in motion.

How is this measured? What do I mean by “nuance?” Let’s start with resistance, approach-avoidance, updating assumptions and “letting go” of the past (tall order). Consider the “taking baby steps” toward new thinking and behaviors that are grounded in elevating people and conditions around them – while, focusing on process improvement, cost containment, improved interpersonal relationships and operational efficiencies. These, stunning milestones, when slowed down over time (with the right “training,” if I have to use this term), is where the magic lie – the transformation – that links performance and commitment, with business results. These, too, are small innovations and successes measured in human transformation, positive adaptability and a shift in perception, around how they view their role, relationships and increased production through updated positive filters. (or, at least a demonstrated commitment to re-invent themselves). Later, they can become a #facebook.

The coup de grâce for us were – first – the inherent loyalty of each team member to each other, followed by the implementation and alignment with core tools, which, gratefully, were echoed throughout. Why? Because it was logical, aspirational and pragmatic. People were inspired to grow and “Create a Culture of Excellence” – by choice. Capitalizing on the C.A.P.T.U.R.E.® Model (Clarity, Audience, Time, Understanding, Respect, Empowerment) and by practicing “Being on Purpose,”® this, was icing on the cake. All in all, in essence, the team collaboration, commitment to improve and results, began by exercises around“Believing is Seeing.” 

You had to be there…

FULL ARTICLE: Living the Dream” (Oahu, Hawaii, Feb. 25, 2019). This is about celebrating excellence – about aspiration. I was humbled, once again, during our last “Winning Together®program. I’m sure you’ve experienced something like this because most everyone is lifted by the humanity in people and inspired when witnessing others’ expression of being a part of something larger than themselves. Here’s my newest old experience. It’s about commitment – to business goals, operational efficiencies and change. It’s about believing, about taking risks and about trusting something that is new and uncomfortable. And, you do it – personally – because it calls you. It’s real and meaningful. Relevant, even…on the business side – bottom line, you “try” it because you know it will produce results around quality, performance and it will improve your brand – both, market and personal.

So, how do YOU define success? When it comes to personal and business success – when you look at business trends, organizational transformation and legacy – what do most business leaders measure? Clearly, on the business growth side, it might be Market Share, Stock Price and Profitability – these are pretty sound targets and outcomes, right? I agree…when you think of innovation it’s easy to think of #Google, #Amazon, #Uber – popular apps, like #Instagram, etc. and in general terms, the IOT (internet of things). How could we not? It’s big and it’s quite present. But, how do you measure the extremely important, vital and intangible “small” things, which, I like to refer to as nuance?

That said, when you think of business innovation and operational success, along with all the performance dimensions that lead to growth and market relevance (while embracing its challenges and constraints), “How do YOU measure success in terms that inspire creativity, diligence and commitment to quality, costs and ROI?” Do you consider milestones and “small wins?” Why do I ask? Over the past few months delivering our signature, “Winning Together® Conscious Leadership & Team Optimization programs, I have been continually awed and amazed – humbled, really – at the courage, passion and loyalty of great people eager to learn something new and take a risk at “not doing different things, but of doing things differently.” You gotta be affected when you see change and transformation in motion.

How is this measured? What do I mean by “nuance?” Let’s start with resistance, approach-avoidance, updating assumptions and “letting go” of the past (tall order). Consider the “taking baby steps” toward new thinking and behaviors that are grounded in elevating people and conditions around them – while, focusing on process improvement, cost containment, improved interpersonal relationships and operational efficiencies. These, stunning milestones, when slowed down over time (with the right “training,” if I have to use this term), is where the magic lie – the transformation – that links performance and commitment, with business results. These, too, are small innovations and successes measured in human transformation, positive adaptability and a shift in perception, around how they view their role, relationships and increased production through updated positive filters. (or, at least a demonstrated commitment to re-invent themselves). Later, they can become a #facebook.

The coup de grâce for us were – first – the inherent loyalty of the each team member to each other, followed by the implementation and alignment with core tools, which, gratefully, were echoed throughout. Why? Because it was logical, aspirational and pragmatic. People were inspired to grow and “Create a Culture of Excellence” – by choice. Capitalizing on the C.A.P.T.U.R.E.® Model (Clarity, Audience, Time, Understanding, Respect, Empowerment) and by practicing “Being on Purpose,”® this, was icing on the cake. All in all, in essence, the team collaboration, commitment to improve and results, began by exercises around“Believing is Seeing.” 

You had to be there…

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With 20 years of Executive Coaching, Leadership Development and Career Transition Services to C-suite, “High-Potentials” and executive teams, to front line individual contributors, Rick has designed and launched key business and culture-specific initiatives that increase leadership influence, career satisfaction and performance “Excellence.”