How To Improve Performance By Tapping Into Your Team’s Unique Ability

Personality DISC, DISC Profiling
A Cognition Global DISC Personality Style Reporting system helps to improve leadership style and employee performance

Quite often, our assessment of people’s behaviour and performance at work is based on perception. To a greater extent, perception which is mere guesswork is subjective and can be prone to error. In a work environment with people from diverse ethnic backgrounds, training and cultural connotation, it is important for business leaders to make effort to understand the key motivators of people they work with.

How can you delegate effectively if you do not know what your team is great at? How can you ensure that key members of your team are able to communicate effectively, collaborate, and achieve common goals if you do not understand each individual’s key motivator and assign appropriate roles to him or her?

Achieving high performance result is important for sustaining productivity and profits in any business or organisation. But to understand what drives high performance in a team framework is much more important, and DISC Personality Style Reporting system has proven to be a global tool for helping business leaders and chief executives to learn team’s behaviours and align them with appropriate roles within their organisations. Discover your team’s best ability and tap in their innate resources to enhance performance.

If you’d like to learn more about DISC and how you can improve engagement and performance in your organisation, contact the team at Cognition Global Concepts, a leading international firm in leadership and high performance team development.

3 Leadership Habits for Leading a High Performance Team

Leadership development, high performance team, Cognition Global Concepts

Few weeks ago, I wrote you about the three things, business executives do well to attract, nurture and retain best talents. I also share some tips about it is important to make talent acquisition a key strategic objective in your organisation. I hope you found them useful?

Today, I’ll be sharing another important aspect of developing a high performance team, which business owners and executives do not often take seriously.

As I said in my earlier post, the success of every business is tied directly to the quality of people such business attract and to work for them. This means that it is not sufficient to only attract good talents, successful business leaders take steps further to nurture and retain them.

In this post, I have listed summarised version of the 3 essential leadership development habits that are super useful for leading and managing a high performance team.

If you’d like to read the full version of this post and and perhaps share with your team, go here.

1. Nurture Vision and Core Values

Your vision and core values are essential for helping your team understand where you are headed. To not inform them means keeping them in the dark, which might mean for them to start looking out.

2. Adopt Knowledge-Worker perspective

A high-performingteam is a knowledge worker. Knowledge workers do things their own way and needs special leadership skill to manage. To manage them can be quite challenging for control-freak leaders, who are used to telling people what to do.

3. Demonstrate credibility

In Kouzes & Posner research that took 25 years and involving hundreds of thousand people in six continents, respondents voted to follow a leader who is credible. Credibility in order words means honesty and transparency. It therefore means that high performance people are looking for a leader who will tell them the truth and be able to do what they say they would.

In conclusion, it is important for business owners and corporate executives to recognize that in the present information age, high performance talents have so much information at their disposal that helps them become more effective. That said, they also have lots of choices part of which includes ability to choose where to go and be relevant.

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“Nkem Paul is founder and President of Cognition Global Concepts Cambridge, an international firm that helps entrepreneurs and business organisations develop high performance leadership capabilities that grow businesses 10x.”

Perfection is a Killer Disease; Don’t Let it Stop Your Dreams

As humans, we are endowed with plethora of creative abilities to innovate, create, and make extra-ordinary things happen. Ultimately, we are the highest force of creation in the whole universe. This endowment from the Creator of life sets us apart to achieve high performance results and successes far beyond anything else that was created. Essentially, this is what makes you a powerful force of creation.

You have the capacity to dream, set goals, execute actions, and bring your dreams to reality. By this simple process, you can transform the world. You don’t need to ask for this ability or what others call power, it’s already in you right now. The people that invent new technologies and build successful businesses are not better than you; the only difference is that they recognize that they have the ability to do so, and use it. They believe very much in themselves.

Aside from people who don’t recognize the ability they have, there is another set of people, the perfectionists. They are people who understand the great potential they have but fail to explore them. I work with people in business and other professions to help them start new businesses or grow existing ones. Some of the reasons many people give for their failures revolve around the fact that they don’t want to make a mistake. They want everything to be perfect before they launch. Unfortunately, this is the same reason many people take their ingenuity, great dreams and ideas with them to their graveyards.

The purpose of this article is to challenge you to understand the impact of wasting what you have that could change the world. I want you to realize the danger of waiting for the “perfect time” before executing your dreams. Perfection is the cancer that destroys goals, dreams and aspirations. It leads to failure, poverty and regret and should not be allowed to influence your decisions if you want to make progress in life.

Perfection is the state of flawlessness; a condition of 100% accuracy without the need for further improvement. In reality, perfection does not exist. It does more harm to growth and progress of a person than it sounds as blessing. The objective of any good vision, goal or dream is to create what was not, or improve what already exists. It is of absolute necessity therefore that your ideas and dreams are matched with urgent inspiration and execution of actions to bring them to live. Anything contrary to this, you risk the chance of manifesting your dream.

The Reality of Life

If you want to become successful (which I believe you want), do not wait for “the perfect time;” there is no time as that. The more you wait for the perfect time, the more you stand the chance of losing enthusiasm for the action to bring your dream to live. Dreams and goals need your enthusiasm to come alive, and perfectionism kills enthusiasm. Anytime you set a goal or have a dream to achieve something new, you will stand a better chance of success if you take “baby step” to start. When I work with my start up business clients, my usual recommendation is for them to start small.

There is never a time you would build or grow a successful business or career to the extent that it would become perfect. No! If there were a state of perfection in business or career, Microsoft, Apple, General Motors, and other multi-national corporations and individuals would have attained it. In it’s extreme case, perfection leads to procrastination and the key for overcoming procrastination is to begin with the smallest part of every major action in order to fulfill your goal. Do not be afraid of making mistakes. Many people are stuck in perfection because they are afraid of making mistakes; but it is impossible to start and grow your business or career without making and learning from mistakes. So, don’t let the fear of mistakes stop.

But you need to be proactive to succeed. For example, if you want to change your career, start a new business, or become a transformational leader; the best time to start is now. Research what you want and obtained useful information on it. Read good books in the area of your interest. Surround yourself with the people who are succeeding in those areas. If you are seeking a new job; make job applications to your prospective employers, and prepare for job interviews well in advance.

Be proactive, research your industry and acquaint yourself with current trends and developments within that industry. Finally, “deep your feet in the water.” Don’t take things for granted; you must prepare in your mind that the worse things would probably go wrong at the worse time, and it would probably cost you the “worse” amount of money to fix it. This is far from being negative because by doing this, you don’t set false expectations of building a life, career, or business full of roses.

Take Action Now And Change Your Life

If you are not making decisions and implementing simple daily actions to achieve your goals, tendency is that you are not growing. If you want to develop high-performance capability, break free from procrastination and achieve your goals, sign up now for a free “Mastery Coaching Strategy Session” and a member of my team will contact you to confirm your session. Book your Free Coaching Session