Does your Business Have the Right Focus?
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Human beings will always be needed for creative, strategic work and building relationships, according to Graeme Codrington. Focused People has a ‘whole person’ approach to equipping leaders to excel at these competencies. In this way, subconscious sabotage by disengaged or poorly “fitted” co-workers is avoided. Jim Collins, author of Good to Great and co-author of Great by Choice has found that we don’t need to motivate the right people (those who are a “brand fit”). Rather, he says, they are motivated, and we just need to eliminate the things that de-motivate them.
Nick Binedell, from GIBS, has spoken of the first two for over ten years. These skills – Contextual Intelligence and Confidence, in particular – are still necessary. Many of the issues undermining effectiveness in organisations are, however, interpersonal – hence the modem as a symbol of Communication, a critical skill in an uncertain, yet demanding environment.
In the current economy, people are being called on to take on additional responsibility, to off-set downsizing or merging of companies. Mastery of thoughts, delivery and career will be pivotal to sustaining our competitive advantage, along with strategies for dealing with stress, conflict and change. Each person definitely needs to be in the right role, engaged, communicating excellently and executing their mandate effectively. This is truly “living the strategy.”
It all begins with challenging and refining our thinking, understanding how to lead self and others well. Engagement, excellent service and knowledge-sharing are a natural result of investing in employees appropriately.
Engaged Individuals + Aligned Teams = Focused People