t’s most appropriate that on Valentine’s Day that I share with you the person in my life that inspires me and that has proven to be a “Super Star” in the category of a Catalyst. On Valentine’s Day it is my sincere hope you have someone special in your life that is so loving, caring, and determined to help you live to your fullest. Share your love for her this day. My wife Michelle is without a doubt the person that has helped me the most through my AML and Bone Marrow Transplant. In many cases I’m not even aware of everything she is doing to contribute to my recovery and remaining clear of any germs and immune deficiency issues.
Strategic Discipline Blog
Who is the real enemy of execution? It’s your day job!
When you move into hiring phase for your business are you absolutely sure what you are looking for? In fact when you look at your current staff positions are you confident each of your people know exactly what’s required of them to fulfill their jobs on a daily basis?
Happy Halloween! It’s one of my favorite holidays! It reminds me of the responsibility parents face to ensure their children are safe and that in the face of receiving a deluge of candy they don’t get sick or over indulge in the very incentive the Halloween Holiday presents.
My Wednesday biopsy results and most recent blog Four Purposes for Quarterly Meetings reminded me of the importance of good news and positive reinforcement in building a growing business culture. Recognizing accomplishments achieved at Quarterly Planning Meetings is just one step in the meeting rhythm cycle that offers good news and positive impact on your team. Daily Huddles include opportunities for every one of your staff to report on victories they’ve achieved each day.
Should leaders hold their people accountable privately during one-on-one sessions or Group meetings? Although every case is a little different, generally Patrick Lencioni and Positioning Systems experience leads us to support that on cohesive teams, accountability is best handled with the entire team.
In Get Greater Accountability, Individual Meetings or Team Meetings? I failed to outline some of the more positive outcomes that come from group meetings and individual meetings. Let’s look also at private and public accountability and why the latter works so much better in group meetings.
Accountability. It’s a critical element in organizations that grow. Last Monday at about 2:15 AM one of the doctors took accountability for me, made a decision to send me to the ICU possibly saving my life, I didn’t want to go there, I liked being in the familiar. He looked at the larger picture. The trends he saw disturbed him. Continuing fever for two and half days. Hemoglobin being absorbed almost as fast as they could put it in me. Plus the disturbing rate my heart was pumping at, and the balance between the low and high number they give on blood pressure. (The bottom number is not good if it drops below 60.)
You’re clear on your One Thing. You feel there’s some traction in your leadership team, yet something seems amiss in your weekly meeting rhythm meetings. The meetings are sedate, absent excitement, conflict and drama that you feel might exemplify a team grinding together to get things done. Is this good or bad?