Did you know only 20% of the fuel in your tank is used to actually move your car?

Even though all the components are very carefully designed, 80% of the energy is wasted through cooling, exhaust, air resistance and friction!

Organisations are far more complex than cars, yet few leaders take the time to align them and so likewise most of the energy and resource is wasted through internal interference. When you are already struggling for resource you simply can’t afford to ignore this kind of performance loss! So, if you are tired of wasting time and energy, then eliminate interference – and achieve ‘internal alignment’.
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Which is the greatest cause of interference in YOUR organisation?

Dysfunctional Teams
Conflicting Realities
Isolated Strategy
Poor Relationships
Restricted Leaders
The Curse Of Mediocrity

Too many boards are in fact a group of high performing individuals weighed down by lack of trust, conflicting agendas, politics, destructive conflict and lack of mutual accountability.

By living with shared values, mutual understanding, the skill to engage in constructive conflict on a day to day basis, the courage to hold one another accountable and the will to focus on the team’s results before their own, a team can achieve truly exceptional levels of performance.

We help leaders develop high performing teams. What’s more, we facilitate you through a process that teaches you how to work together whilst dealing with real business and interpersonal issues. The exceptional value comes not just from the changes that take place in the team, but in the work that the team will produce.

For more information on this topic read Patrick Lencioni’s “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team”. It will be one of the best couple of hours you ever invest in your team.

What stops your vision becoming reality?

The greatest planning mistake made in any organisation or team is looking to the future without recognising the present. If I were to ask you how to get to London, your first question would be “where are you starting from?” Unless everyone is working from the same starting point then reaching your destination becomes almost impossible.

Omitting this essential step prevents lasting alignment on the future vision, leaving issues and concerns buried just under the surface – close enough to interfere with the performance of the team yet deep enough to be overlooked. Every high performing team and organisation has surfaced, and continues to surface such issues in a constructive manner so that they can move forward together. This process is called ‘confronting reality’. It is the most important stage of strategy development.

We take leadership teams through this process, getting everyone on the same page, developing a vision for the future and the high level strategy to make it happen.

However effective your working relationships, strategy or leadership team, if you do not convey the strategy throughout your organisation in a way that each individual can relate to then then you are highly unlikely to succeed.

Develop the tools to cascade the strategic plan effectively and the operational rhythm to ensure progress and you will reach levels of alignment that many organisations only dream of, where everyone is genuinely pointing in the same direction. This is the second most important element of strategy development and also the most common failure mode.

How many organisations do you know who may have a great strategy, yet hardly anyone in the organisation can tell you what it is – let alone how what they are doing relates to it?

We help leaders to cascade the plan and establish a rhythm that will turn your strategy into reality.

Have you ever met someone so different that you can both use the same words to talk a different language?

This is an extreme example of what happens when people do not understand the basis of personality and how to adapt their communication to successfully connect with others. Even without such extremes, a shortage of this understanding means communication will be compromised, leading to deceleration, frustration and a lack of trust.

A few rare individuals have developed this ability naturally. The good news for the majority is that it isn’t rocket science and we can teach you enough to put it to practise in a one day Insights Discovery®workshop.

The bad news is that most organisations waste a significant proportion of their resource through working relationships that are less than optimal. Don’t make the same mistake!

If you want to develop a high performance organisation, effective communication is a great place to start.

Leaders who are constrained by their own thought processes are unable to reach their full potential and will fail to realise the full potential of either team or organisation.

Leaders who have cleared such constraints yet do not know how to bring about effective change will fail to bring the organisation with them and the desired changes, however well considered, will flounder, die and eventually achieve the ominous status of ‘flavour of the month’.

We help leaders to recognise and eliminate self-imposed constraints and operate as authentic change agents, guiding the team and organisation to sustained success.

People grow, learn and develop best in the areas of their strengths…

The Centre for Applied Positive Psychology have compiled scientific evidence for this approach and the benefits that using your strengths can bring.

This research proves people who use their strengths more:

  • Are happier
  • Are more confident
  • Have higher levels of self-esteem
  • Have higher levels of energy and vitality
  • Experience less stress and are more resilient
  • Are more likely to achieve their goals
  • Perform better at work
  • Are more engaged at work
  • Are more effective at developing themselves and growing as individuals

Wouldn’t you like to see more of that in your organisation?

For decades we have focused personal development on our areas of weakness.  Where does this approach ultimately take us? It takes us to a place where everyone is average at everything. Nobody is outstanding.  No-one is exceptional. This approach has invoked the curse of mediocrity.

Face up to the fact that areas of weakness are unlikely to become true strengths and shift your attention from mediocrity to brilliance.

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