Tag: HOT Targets

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™: Who sits at the hub of influence?

Now more than ever, the success of any organization lies in the hands of its teams. The key to a team’s success, however, is in the hands of their supervisor. “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is 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™: 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™: 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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The HOT Plan™: Toys, Entitlement or Culture? Part 2

With an overflowing box of employee benefits designed to help companies compete for top talent today, the question arises: how do you cultivate great workplace culture without simultaneously creating a culture of entitlement? We found the answer to this question by asking

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The HOT Plan™: The Scope of HOT Targets.

It takes four kinds of HOTs to keep things moving toward success. When we started the HOT Plan program, we revised our existing goals with the precision of targets and set out on our great new adventure. It quickly became

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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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