I was asked on Linked In recently about the number 1 thing businesses are lacking in their desire to achieve high performance. Its a wide ranging question, but the answer was simple – make people better.
On the whole, companies pay too little attention to ‘making people better’. Coaching is poor, mentoring doesn’t exist and performance reviews are a tick the box waste of time.
Imagine if a football team drafted a player yet spent no time improving their abilities. The coach would be sacked… yet in the corporate world we are content to hire people, and spend no time making them the best employee and person they can be.
Too often we set them up to fail then blame the recruiting staff for hiring duds. Then we start the costly hiring, training , firing cycle all over again.
We need more Leaders and less Managers. See if you can answer the following questions – if you can then you’re a Leader, if you can’t then you’re a Manager.
- How is this team better because of you?
- How is each person better because you of you?
Do you have some work to do? Check out my Blog on increasing capability.
Unhappy = Unproductive
Employee satisfaction = increased product quality = customer satisfaction.
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This is stuff everyone should know.”
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