Who ya gonna trust? - Wyoming Business Report

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Who ya gonna trust?
Wyoming Business Report
Their actions follow their words, which intentionally reinforces the character culture of their organization and builds a high-performance business model.

Actions Speak's insight:

 

It is a simple fact that trust is earned everyday by actions.  It can be destroyed quickly.  When people say ‘trust me’ they need to reflect on why they have to ask anyone to ‘trust me’.  Wouldn’t that indicate that trust hasn’t been earned?


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Examining The DNA of High-Performance Leadership Teams - Lead From Where You Are Now

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DNA fingerprinting was an idea in the not-so-distant past heard only in science fiction genres. But today, it’s used routinely to solve crimes or…

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It takes personal initiative to achieve and sustain a high performance team.

How often do you hear people on your team ask ‘what else can I do to help you’ or jump in to help when it might not be convenient for them?


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The Art of Creating Perfect Social Media Posts - infographic

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Each social media operates a bit differently, and each brand’s followers have their own preferences and moods.

The fact is that, there is no One-Size-Fits-All trick or strategy, however, there are some guidelines that can help you create the perfect social content.

Use this infographic to find tips on how to craft perfects posts for GooglePlus, YouTube, Blog, Tumblr, Vine, Twitter and Facebook.


Actions Speak's insight:

 

Effective communications are tough to accomplish.

Do you have some type internal training or processes to improve communications inside and outside your organization?


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Building & Leading High-Performance Teams | Lea…

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“ Critical questions for Managers and Leaders to ask in order to build and lead high performance teams. Effective leaders ask many questions – and listen to the answers they receive.

Actions Speak's insight:

What a great set of questions. 

Wouldn’t these be great questions for a management team to provide answers to using an anonymous survey and then compare those answers with the leader’s answers?

Wouldn’t these be great questions for all employees to give their perspective on to the management team?


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Creating success at low-performing Guilford County schools - Greensboro News & Record

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Creating success at low-performing Guilford County schools
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turnaround birthday.

Actions Speak's insight:

Hire for attitude.  Train for skill.

Look at the attitude - can do, no excuses, addressing other needs, urgency for achievement, constant monitoring of progress and supporting each other.

Tough yes.  A formula for success - absolutely.

Let’s hope it gets contagious.


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High Performance Self-Directed Teams | Organization Survival Playbook

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Early in the journey, when you start a Lean Transformation in any company, you usually find that the level of capabilities on the operating teams is low. (RT @CharleeHanna: “What does your #team need to be a high performer?

Actions Speak's insight:

How does your organization score if you gave school grades (A,B,C,D,F)  the six key components integrated into this High-Performance Team Model?

- Purpose?

- Leadership?

- Ownership?

- Work Processes?

- Communication?

- Respect?

Communication usually scores lowest?  Why?


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It’s Time To Rethink The ‘Employee Engagement’ Issue - Forbes

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It’s Time To Rethink The ‘Employee Engagement’ Issue
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Rethinking the Concept: Think Holistically. Creating a high performance work environment is a complex problem.

Actions Speak's insight:

This article makes some strong points.


Do you think “the word “engagement” often limits our thinking. It’s assumes that our job is to reach out and “engage” people, rather than to build an organization that is exciting, fulfilling, meaningful, and fun”.


What school grade (A,B,C,D,F) would you give your existing organization culture on being:

- exciting

- fulfilling

- meaningful

- fun


WHY?  What would you change to improve it?


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The Worst Thing Any Leader Can Do To High Performers - Forbes

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The Worst Thing Any Leader Can Do To High Performers
Forbes
A healthy company culture is a set of norms and behaviors that support high performance and the company’s ultimate success.

Actions Speak's insight:

Do nothing is a gutless decision.  Why do you think managers elect to ‘do nothing’ in many circumstances when ‘do something’ is obviously necessary?

How long do you think a high performer will carry tough tasks when people that cannot carry the tough tasks are treated the same?

Is there an incentive to be a high performer in your organization?  

Does leadership remove people that do not walk the talk on the desire culture’s behaviors?


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