The Olympics has our attention at the moment. Watching peak performing athletes function at the top of their skill level and then to be rewarded at the world’s best level is very exhilarating. Consistent planning and practice in executing a strategy helps an athlete get to this high competitive level.
Athletes work to recover from tough workouts faster, work on tight muscle areas which might hinder performance, improve range of motion and increase focus and concentration.
Athletes must achieve all these areas to achieve peak performance, and maintain it, to succeed. The same is true in business.
If you were to compare your organization to a professional athlete, who would you compare to?
Peyton Manning – good athlete, great student of the game, excellent work ethic
Michael Jordan – excellent athlete, good student of the game, great work ethic
Albert Pujos – very good athlete, great student of the game, excellent work ethic
Weekend Warrior – average athlete, fair student of the “game”, good work ethic
Most businesses fall into the weekend warrior group. Performance average with moments of excellence. The problem is the inability to sustain those moments. If you want a top performance organization, you need top performing leaders forming teams.
Here are six basic ways to accomplish this:
1. Clear vision, mission and strategy to motivate. 2. Plans that detail the steps needed to achieve the vision and desired results. 3. Alignment throughout the organization which creates a oneness. 4. Measuring results through accountable execution. 5. Channeling the innovative talents of every employee to the purpose of the organization. 6. Celebrating wins and learning from setbacks.
How many of these six do you have in place?
In how many of these six do you have leaders in which they display disciplined thinking?
In how many of these six do you have leaders in which they display disciplined action/execution?