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Powering Your People - No6: Performance transformation

By William Holden, chairman, Sewells Training and Consultancy

Getting people to change the way they think, feel and behave is the key that unlocks the door to positively transforming business performance and results.

Sustainable, outstanding performance, in any area of your business, is based on people having the right expertise, performing consistently and persistently – on a “want to, can do” basis.

It isn’t about doing extraordinary things; it’s about doing simple things extraordinarily well. Use these simple, timeless principles to drive performance:

Live with a purpose Know what you want. Make it your mission to align your team with one purpose and become brilliant at learning what drives individuals.

Love what you do Don’t let the “dream stealers” drain your energy and determination to succeed. Exude passion and enthusiasm that will energise your team.

Fail and move on Falling over isn’t defeat – not getting up is. Support and educate those that fall down.
Be ‘other people’ centred Appreciate and thank others for their efforts. When people feel happy and valued they are more likely to produce the results you are looking for.

Set goals and visualise Imagine what it looks and feels like to have achieved them. It will make you unstoppable. Inspiring your team to see, feel and believe in the same picture will make them unstoppable.

Believe In your unlimited, gifted, talented, resourceful self. Believe in your team. If you can unlock their unused potential imagine what that would do for your results.

Cultivate a positive attitude If you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.

Live fully in the moment If you are still talking about what you did yesterday, you haven’t done much today. Don’t let planning and performance review be to the detriment of missing an opportunity today.

So, be the best you can be, always, in all situations, with all kinds of people and watch the performance go through the roof.

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