December 12

How to Achieve Peak Performance in Your Organization

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Let me ask you a question. As you look back over your organizations performance this past year, do you notice any patterns? Maybe there were periods of time that your teams performed at a very high level or maybe they didn’t perform well at all.

 

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The Threat of Redundancy

I asked the initial question because often in our organizations or even our personal lives we get into a rhythm and a pattern of redundancy that causes us to go through the motions and not operate at our full potential. In contrast, there are times that we operate at a peak performance level or when all paths are leading to success because we are fully committed and totally sold out for greatness! Those periods of peak performance are periods of time when team members are extremely productive, effective, and produce the best possible work.

A Recipe for Greatness

Now, research suggests that peak performance is achieved when employees find great meaning in their work and when leadership is intentional about creating an environment and culture that stimulates this process.  As a leader, one of the most important things you can do to help build a peak performance organization is to hold regular staff meetings. Bring your people together at a fixed time, to talk, discuss, catch up on progress, learn how the company is doing, and generally share ideas, opinions, and insights.

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Peak Performance Teams

My research on high performing athletic teams suggests that organizations who engage in regular discussion about the values, principles, and behaviors that guide the decisions of the team create a groundswell of support for a common goal. This esprit-de-corps motivates the entire group to move forward with synergy and a sense of urgency. 

The Leader Sets the Tempo

The leader who encourages values such as honesty, openness, punctuality, responsibility for completing assignments, and quality work can tap into an endless source of meaning and motivation to carry the organization forward to peak performance and remarkable outcomes. Some of those sources of motivation that bring meaning to work are:

1. The sense of belonging to, or accomplishing something.

2. Making a better society.

3. Providing a superior customer experience.

4. Personal development, reward, and empowerment.

At the end of the day, progressive business leaders try hard to improve motivation and productivity within their workforces because they recognize it’s a key to achieving peak performance. 

Point of Clarity Quote:

“Don’t mistake activity with achievement.”
– John Wooden

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  • Nice article! Thanks because I’m seeking consistent peak performance!
    Goal: I will read “Destiny Focused Leadership” to start out 2017, Dr. Jason. Thank YOU for all you do! 🙂
    New Year blessings in abundance. — Dr. Dorothy Guy Bonvillain

    • Dorothy thank you so much for this note and I believe that you are going to have a break out year in 2017!At some point if you need help on reaching those goals, you may want to get connected with my I Speak Life Academy Coaching program. I’ve had some great people that I’ve worked with to dramatically increase their business and hit their goals. I appreciate you and talk soon!

    • Dorothy thank you so much for this note and I believe that you are going to have a break out year in 2017! At some point if you need help on reaching those goals, you may want to get connected with my I Speak Life Academy Coaching program. I’ve had some great people that I’ve worked with dramatically increase their business and hit their goals. I appreciate you and talk soon!

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