Start Building High-Performance (HPO) Teamwork. Get Your Teams Working SWIFTLY, With Team-Flow-Grow.
Teamworking matters in todays business space. In today’s highly competitive times, the right growth-oriented mindsets, high performance teamwork, and great leadership/organisational culture, beat most other businesses who rely just on talent or leadership charisma only.
If your company offers a place to flourish and thrive, it’s a good start. But effective cohesive high performance team working is the next level required to retain and optimise top talent’s performance and impacts.
As a high performance leader, these 1 Minute Wisdoms for SWIFT Leadership and building high performance teams, may assist you in improving your organisational culture, credibility and performance in general…They can also help ensure that your staff are happy, resilient, engaged and more successful.
1 Minute Wisdom #1: Set the bar and hire right… first time.
Start creating a culture that won’t accept Mediocre performance. It’s not fun, nor easy to fire non performers. Make sure you hire right: culture and mindset fit. If you have low performers, call them out and support them in improving mindset, skill set and behavioral effectiveness. If they are unable to perform at your “a” level. It’s time to make hard decisions.
1 Minute Wisdom #2: Be a Mindset Mastery Leader
Acquiring and retaining top talent is a challenge when building an exponential or high performance organisation (HPO). If your organisation has the reputation and a supporting organisational culture for growing and supporting people to flourish and thrive in a High Performance (HPO) Teams environment, you will attract higher performers, and dissuade the non-performers.
Position yourself as an authority in your industry, and more top talent will be naturally attracted to your company and its vision. Be visible and contribute materials highlighting expertise, impacts and innovations to industry publications each month. Create a visible and meaningful persona for your organisations Brand.
1 Minute Wisdom #3:3. Trust or BUST
Trust is the lubricator of performance and the glue of cohesion in high performance organisations and teamwork. If you or team members can’t trust certain people, it is damaging moral, culture, potential, relationships, communication, energy, and performance. It’s time for a hard decision… Trust and integrity is a 100% must!
Regular Team Coaching and team tune-ups can uncover and resolve hidden trust issues and clear the static and rebalance the team dynamic.
1 Minute Wisdom #4: Meaning Trumps Money
If you hire right, meaning, impact and growth trump the financial aspects of the employment deal most of the time. Hire for attitude, industry passion and train for skill set and workplace fit.. Whilst the financial aspect is important, it shouldn’t be the only attractor.This money mindset cause havoc in many areas of team working, trust, honesty, culture etc.. Money is NOT A MOTIVATOR! it’s a hygiene factor.
1 Minute Wisdom #5: Work life balance
Ensure your culture is a work-and-PLAY hard environment. Avoid imbalances in home life vs work life. If you are smart you will ENSURE your team members have positive and balanced personal lives. Celebrate special events; birthdays, weddings, and significant moments in team members’ lives.You can build loyalty by supporting team members outside of work. And as an inspiring process request that they “pay it forward” with other staff.
1 Minute Wisdom #6: Create OPTIMISED Systems & Processes
Record best practices, distill success wisdom into simple tools, frameworks, checklists and process that are replicable. Share wisdom and tips to keep improving regularly. Create a CANI mindset – Constant and Never-Ending Improvement culture.
1 Minute Wisdom #7: Embrace Diversity to enhance Innovation
As a foundation for success beyond just money, build a diverse and inclusive culture that supports people and profits. To ensure greater diversity success, make sure that staff go through Mindset Mastery training that properly neutralizes their Automated Brain Generalisation Process. If you don’t do this you will always struggle with racial divides and generational friction.Make sure your diversity includes smart, wise and diverse thinkers. By incorporating a wide variety of race, age, and gender, will ensure a range of view-points, mindsets, value systems and paradigms.
1 Minute Wisdom #8: Relationships and Empathy Matter
Most of us spend more time with our coworkers than we do with our loved-ones! Create a friendly and supportive atmosphere and culture within the high performance workplace culture. Getting along together, and supporting each other, increases performance, increase mental and physical health. It also builds positive energy, workplace happiness and long-term sustainability.As a core fundamental of the high performance workplace, ensure you still maintain a strong focus and accountability for performance and results, whilst keeping care, compassion and empathy levels high. Make sure you don’t end up with a team full of “Friends” that you can’t manage, lead or fire. You might eventually have to make a hard decision with non performance.
1 Minute Wisdom #9: Strengthen Strengths
Get all staff to do a strengths-finder assessment (Free here) and highlight everybody’s strengths. Support weakness neutralization, but always keep a stronger focus on leveraging strengths and talents. Ensure the right mindsets, skillset and strengths are in the best roles and function in the company. Avoid square pegs in round holes.
1 Minute Wisdom #10: Growth-Oriented Mindsets Matters
Leaders are readers is a great saying. Create a library, audio, video, print for staff to use and share insights, learnings and wisdom. Create a LEARNING culture. regularly share information, articles, etc . Build a High Performance Team Mindset and Culture that has interest, commitment and action that keeps you on top of trends, happenings and new possibilities. Stimulate intelligent, innovative and strategic thinking, supported with massive, fiercely focused SWIFT Actions. (See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mindset)
1 Minute Wisdom #11: Recognition Rocks and Builds Team Spirit!
At heart we are simple Souls… a little bit of public and private recognition, support and encouragement go along way in the right organisational culture. Publicly recognize people when they do something extraordinary. It provides a sense of worth, value and accomplishment.
Make sure you are FAIR in recognition, remuneration and avoid playing favorites in the team. Then it will inspire others team members to make extra efforts, to go the extra mile, because they know it WILL BE APPRECIATED. Create a process of special recognition of OUTSTANDING activities and results. Set the bar high. Get people to bring their “A” game each day. Make it fun, meaningful and fair.
High performance teamwork can transform your organisational success and build a competitive advantage that catapults you far ahead of your competition. It takes TIME. It takes EFFORT and FOCUS. It takes COMMITMENT AND ENERGY. It takes a SPECIAL MINDSET and CULTURE. It takes a real LEADER. So can you do this?…NOW?
About Tony Dovale: is a GO Mindset Mastery Expert, Author of SWIFT success, and a Provocative Rethink Success Business Coach –
call 083-447-6300 To transform your mindsets, Meaning motivation and High Performance Team Building results…SWIFTLY – Talk to Tony to transform your organisational culture, teamworking, trust and leadership….You can trust Tony Dovale to deliver amazing Team Building ideas, activities and potent results.