Tag: team-based system

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™: Cultivate a Culture of Leadership

As a CEO and entrepreneur, considering the idea of what it means to cultivate a company of leaders takes me outside of the province of the marketplace. The idea leads me first to consider my employees, and the particular gift that lies

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The HOT Plan™: The Simple Art of Observation

It’s often said that great supervisors focus on the whole picture, not the little brush strokes. But one of the paradoxes of leadership is that for supervisors to focus on the whole picture, they must also be skillful in the

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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™: 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™: 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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