11th Installment of our Self-Coaching Process
Blueprint for real transformation and success for individual employees/executives, teams and organizations
STEP 7: PRODUCTIVITY & PROFIT, THE NINTH & TENTH P’S
By now, it is quite easy to see that conscientiously and wholeheartedly going through steps 1 to 6 and coming up with the desired results will lead you to increased productivity and profit.
Obviously, there are other factors that would impact productivity and profit, including: Technology (machinery, software), Process (systems, structures) and People (in terms of knowledge workers). But given that you have enough skilled employees, the right processes and technology in place, the attention you pay (or not) to the development of soft skills makes a huge difference to productivity and profit.
This is especially true for yourself as a leader and for other leaders in your organization. A couple of truisms about great leaders are that:
(i) They courageously and consistently hold up the mirror to look inside themselves.
(ii) They understand that soft aspects of leading are as important as hard ones; and that it is necessary to lead in new ways.
Our programs offer leading edge coaching technologies based on ancient wisdom and an in-depth understanding of what’s happening today and what’s needed right now.
As Jeffrey Pfeffer, author of The Human Equation: Building Profits By Putting People First explains, “Companies that understand the relationship between people and profits are the ones that usually win in the long run.” In his book, he argues persuasively that organizations typically fail to consider their culture and capabilities, particularly when planning for change.
He gives examples of low-tech organizations that manage to produce profits often associated with high-tech enterprises; and those in typically low-margin sectors that outperform their competitors through an alignment of values. His examples emphasize doing the right thing the right way.
Even in uncertain times when costs need to be cut, it is still relevant to consider what Pfeffer wrote: “The key to managing people in ways that lead to profits, productivity, innovation and real organizational learning ultimately lies in how you think about your organization and its people. It lies in mindset and perspective. When you look at your people, do you see costs to be reduced? Or, when you look at your people, do you see intelligent, motivated, trustworthy individuals – the most critical and valuable strategic assets your organization can have?”
My question to you is: Are you willing to do the right thing in the right way for yourself and your people?
Our commitment to you is: We will show you how you can grow and prosper as an individual and an organization through the usage of coaching, our brand of SUPERCOACHING.
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