Tag: success

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™: 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 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™: 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™: Targeting Above-and-Beyond Productivity.

Above and Beyond. What does it really mean?  What does it mean to your business? To some, it means to exceed what a particular job requires, to reach new heights in productivity. To others, it means to innovate, to pioneer

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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™: 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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