Tag: accomplishment

Step-by-Step: Writing a Vision Statement, Part 2

As we mentioned in our last blog post, Step-by-Step: Writing a Vision Statement, Part 1, when our consultant asked the team to reduce each of our personal vision statements down to just three words, dismay was written on every face

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The HOT Plan™: Looking for a Champion?

For any cause to succeed, it must have a champion. But what type of champion? Perhaps the first image that comes to mind is a champion athlete with a handful of gold medals and a room full of trophies. But

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The HOT Plan™: The Right Person for the Job

As we mentioned in our last blog, The HOT Plan views supervisors as coaches.  Three of Pitsco’s great coach/supervisors introduced in our previous post are Nancy, Tim, and Tom. Over the next several posts we asked these three to share what

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The HOT Plan™: The Gifts of Accountability, Part I

When there is work to be done, somebody has to be accountable for it, or nothing much gets accomplished. But in some organizations, nobody wants to be the one held accountable. And to be honest, who can blame them? But

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The HOT Plan™: What’s the Point?

If there’s hard work to be done, make a game of it. Top teachers, coaches and smart parents live by this creed. HOT Targets, too, are kind of a game. They operate with a bull’s eye, deadlines, points and rewards.

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The HOT Plan™: Elephant, anyone?

General Creighton Abrams began his distinguished military career in World War II, continued as a General and commander in Vietnam, and eventually became Chief of Staff for the United States Army.  Abrams’ exceptional ability was recognized early by General George S. Patton.

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The Hot Plan™: The secret sauce in your Ethos

Ethos. Now that’s an intriguing word. Ethos is defined as the spirit of a culture; the underlying values that inform the beliefs and practices of a group; the dominant assumptions that motivate their aspirations and guide their plans. If your company desires

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The HOT Plan™: Setting up Targets

A target is similar to a goal, but includes a benchmark. It isn’t set up on the fly, and you won’t hit a target by accident. No, not by a long shot.  Specific accomplishments must be achieved to hit the

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The HOT Plan™: Team meetings and the school cafeteria

Everyone loves to hate meetings. Like school cafeteria food, meetings often serve up bland fare that deserves all the complaints that follow. But teams can’t work without meetings. Meetings are, in fact, a major key to team success. This is

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The HOT Plan™: The surprising key to great team leaders

A boss, a captain, a coach or a taskmaster? Which word best describes the team leaders you are looking for? Getting people to work together isn’t easy, and leadership often goes to the person with the most machismo, the one

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