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3 T’s for a Top Performing Culture

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Joe Clancy, the current director of the United States Secret Service, is a veteran agent who has been charged by President Obama to bring reforms to a troubled agency. Early 2015, he was grilled on Capitol Hill by the House Appropriations Committee regarding a March 4 incident at the White House. He admitted that as the director he did not know the incident had happened until 5 days later when he got an anonymous email. When questioned why he was kept in the dark by his staff, he said he thought it was due to fear of repercussions when reporting bad news up the chain of command.

What you don’t know, can hurt you.

Transparency Truth Trust by Timothy J. Carroll

As leaders, we need to provide our employees a safe environment where they want to report incidents and problems as they arise. If a culture of fear is created by Leadership, people will not tell the truth or they will omit the truth; essentially lying to protect themselves. This is destructive to the organization because as a leader, what you don’t know, you don’t know. What is essential is a culture of:

  • Transparency,
  • Truth, and
  • Trust.

This is a top performing culture, one that owns its challenges together and can solve them together. Only then can something be learned, owned, and applied so it does not happen again.

Insight: 

“When a man is penalized for honesty, he learns to lie.” ~ Criss Jami

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Leaders Develop People…Do You?

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What does Louis van Gaal (Manchester United) or Stuart Lancaster (England Rugby Team) have in common? They have some of the world’s best players and biggest ego’s to lead. We are all required to lead people, whether it be our team of direct reports at work or our children at home, leadership is looked for and called for. The point is what works, what gets the best results?

Timothy Carroll - Leaders develop peopleTo lead others to achieve their best individually or as a team is not a guessing game. It’s a science to be mastered.

What is the one thing that you can do better today, which when you do it, will support you in fulfilling your potential as a leader? Find it, make a plan, focus and then master it – for if not you then who?

Insight: 

“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Should Leaders Let Go & Trust or Control?

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It’s 28-24 to the Patriots, 30 seconds left in the Super Bowl, the Seahawks have the ball at the 1 yard line, and a touchdown wins them the game. They have the best running back in the League who has run 101 yards that evening. The offensive coordinator, Darrell Bevell, calls the play, the ball is snapped, and the quarterback passes it low and hard into the in-zone … BOOM! Malcom Butler, from the Patriots, makes a spectacular interception winning them the Super Bowl.

What happened!? Why did the Seahawks choose to pass instead of running it in for a certain touchdown? The head coach decided the final play instead of Bevell. A fatal error under pressure, at a crunch moment, undermining Bevells’ position and judgement.

Don’t change what isn’t broken when it matters most.

Should Leaders Let Go and Trust or Control by Timothy Carroll

The Seahawks, defending Super Bowl Champions, had a winning formula which they changed at the last second. As Leaders, we need to trust the people we have, in the roles they are given, to make the right call at the right time. Undermining the staff by deciding for them is risky business, erodes their confidence and belief, and breaks the trust. The tendency is to want to control the outcome, but just like a 100 meter sprinter, you need to relax and let go to finish strong.

Insight: 

“As a leader your job is to do everything in your power to create the perfect conditions for success by benching your ego and inspiring your team to play the game the right way.” ~ Phil Jackson

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3 Steps to Transform & Perform

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All of us struggle at times to manage a particular situation, circumstance, or person. The emotions arise within, we jump to conclusions, make rash decisions, and then wish we had bitten our tongue or acted differently. There is another way. A sure fire strategy that transforms these situations every time, solving problems and inspiring change.

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Leave a Legacy, Create Success

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I had the wonderful opportunity to spend time with Frank Rutherford Jr. MBE, the Bahamas’ first World Championship and Olympic medal holder in Track & Field. He broke through for the Bahamas in the Triple Jump Event and set the bar of what is possible for the people of this small nation. Now he seeks and finds young sporting talent in the Bahamas through the Frank Rutherford Foundation, assess’s their abilities, and develops their talent. For those that excel, they get a scholarship at a high school and college in the USA, where their talent can be developed to its full potential under his expert guidance. Frank’s foundation has helped over 100 kids from the Bahamas graduate from college that otherwise would not have. A few have gone on to become professional athletes.

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