THE EVOLUTIONARY LEADERSHIP APPROACH
Evolve, or risk becoming irrelevant.
Every organization is a collection of human beings collaborating to get things done. As we are rediscovering what it means to be human at work, the outdated model of running an organization like a machine is no longer effective. Classic performance management loses out to new ways of approaching performance leadership: a failure to adapt and evolve is a strategy for disaster.
Evolutionary Leadership is redefining performance leadership to match modern business. It taps into the massive performance energy that lies in our natural capacity to connect, collaborate, and strive for meaning and natural growth. Integrating human capacities and skills into a new performance equation will empower you to break through the dysfunctions of the old approaches and get to the next level of performance on our evolutionary path: The Growth Path from Clarity to Impact.
Sustainable, meaningful performance happens in collaboration and in integrated, interdependent eco systems. Ultimate performance in healthy, modern organizations lies in the alignment of all elements of the system, including high quality performance leadership and strong team performance.
I can help you how to get to the next level of performance for yourself, your team, and your organization.
In the Redefining Performance project, we uncover deep insight into the nature of performance and core performance drivers.
Here is what you need to know:
When you manage by KPI's - you are too late
KPI’s are mostly a too late measurement of outcomes that have already happened; and these outcomes in turn are a result of behavior manifesting even before that. Focus on your KPI’s and you will miss the opportunity to act at the right time. You cannot drive your car from the back seat, looking in the rear mirrors. For performance leadership, you must shift your focus to behavior, and communicate clearly about the behavior that will drive results.
Performance Leadership is only possible in a whole-system approach
Trust is the foundation of performance
Purpose – the most powerful performance energy
Performance happens in collaboration
Results in modern organizations are increasingly created in cooperation, and we spend more and more time working in teams. Some 80% of employees work in teams and spend more than 80% of their time in collaborative effort.
Teams have become the key value drivers in organizations, and team performance will make or break your business.
Performance starts in the mind & heart
We know from neuroscience and human technology that performance behavior is a direct result of what you are thinking and how you are feeling about a certain task, other team members, your customer, your manager, etc. Open state neurology is preoccupied with possibilities and solutions. From a limited state or mindset, you will only see problems and “fixes”.
Performance leadership, team performance and even organizational impact has to start in the mind and heart – or it won’t happen. Leading hearts and minds is core to performance leadership.
Creativity is tapping into the most powerful opportunities available, manifesting our most desired outcomes…
APPLYING AN INTEGRAL APPROACH TO SOLUTIONS
WORKING WITH THE END IN MIND
Seeing Performance as an emerging concept
BUILDING ON WHAT ALREADY WORKS
OPEN-MINDED EXPLORATION AND DISCOVERY
We must be open-minded if we want new thinking. The best solutions emerge in an open process where we ask questions that we don’t already have an answer to and allow ourselves to question assumptions and the status quo.