Tag: high-performance

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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Step-by-Step: Writing a Vision Statement, Part 1

“Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.” ~ Joel A. Barker Like most start-ups, our company began with a Big Idea, a growing vision, a few

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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™: Supervisors as Coaches

Every team needs a coach and work teams are no exception. In the HOT Plan, supervisors are the coaches of their teams. According to legendary Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry, teams who win like champions require more than talent. “The

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

The four gifts of Positive Accountability cost little but offer a wealth of opportunity. The four gifts mentioned in part one of this series – the locus of responsibility; the matrix of support; the closure of a deadline; and the

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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™: Targeting Success

It happened again just the other day. “So, what do you do at Pitsco?” a new acquaintance asked me at a networking event. He was just making small talk, but there I was again, facing my eternal conundrum. These types

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The HOT Plan™ : Beyond quality control: Positive Accountability

I like to see the good in people. It’s my belief that most people truly want to do a good job. Maybe some people are motivated to do a good job because they see their work as a reflection of

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The HOT Plan™: Expect the Unexpected

If there’s one thing you can expect in business, it’s the unexpected. Chance meetings , market shifts, natural disasters or a runaway stock market – when the unexpected lands on your plate, are you prepared to seize the opportunity in

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