The final pointer on the Promise Guide Compass is all about where the rubber meets the road! Taking decisive and deliberate development steps and action to achieve a given outcome. It is not just about effort. It is about strategic action which executes the plans of the other systems of the compass. When deploying these action steps it is key to appreciate it may require new routines, habits to be formed and the longterm mastery of best-in-class skills. Part of the Action and Development System is to embrace change on a self-improvement level. Without change then you will continue to get what you had previously received from your efforts.
As previously discussed, your plan of action comes from the road map of steps laid out during the guidance, navigation, and discovery phases of your achievement focus. In the action portion, we also introduce the “what is in it for me” or rewards, results, and deliverable aspects of achievement. Not only is it good to know the targeted goal for your efforts but you will need some motivational energy along the way to get there. This energy is supported by the rewards the individuals, team, company and even the customers and vendors received from the outcome.
The absence of identifying the reward from the effort is a big gap in the drive to performance. If you think about the last 2 minutes of a sporting event, the amount of focus and energy expended to win is enormous. To deliver a victory is not just the goal but also the emotional energy to push participants to levels they might not have known they had.
This investment of reward energy can also overcome some of the largest challenges leaders face in growing a business. Business plans and strategy can sometimes seem overwhelming for members of the team. They don’t necessarily know how to connect the dots of strategy to their actual participation or action steps. As leaders, when we take the time to connect individuals and team performance to the contribution and associated rewards of their effort to the plans, people get the opportunity to not just take action but be part of the actual end outcome.
This energy then spreads to a more widely acceptable exposure to positive change allowing for better, newer, different approaches to be used to accomplish the strategic plans. Individuals begin to associate change with good things and not just the typical negative side of change. Individuals get to have self-improvement and build new mastery of skills and competencies. This in turn gives more contribution and self-worth.
Strangely enough as leaders we can sometimes look only at the outcome and not the process and systems to get there. By making conscious commitments to build strong systems to guide, navigate, discover, and execute, leaders not only get more accomplished, but they build up their people and the mutual respect for each person in the organization.
This week the steps being taken by your team need to be aligned with your guidance, navigation, discovery, and action systems. Do you have all the systems in place to support the best outcomes? Are the systems alive and used daily for all decisions and execution efforts? As leaders, are you not just building your business but also building up the people and teams which make your organization successful?
Now is the time to reach out to a Promise Guide at JKL Associates to plan your future success. Adopt a business building growth mindset and give us a call at MI (313) 527-7945 or FL (407) 984-7246
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