Winning movements always begin with the Senior Leadership and this winning approach ripples throughout the whole company leading to extraordinary results. Likewise for failure.
I think it’s a combination of 6 keys:
- A clear strategy and purpose that is created, developed and owned by the whole company. Ingrained in Everything you do.
- A culture of high performance that values every employee – Team members, not employees.
- Direct management that nurtures and develop an honest connection with their team members. Create an environment of Trust
- Placing key people in key areas. Strong leadership & Cohesion.
- Adapting, learning quickly and collaborating. Continuous Learning.
- Having fun. The bottom line. Take care of your people they will deliver results.
Organisations are made up of complex teams, and the teams are made up of complex individuals. Meet the above criteria and you have the winning edge.
Simply said not easily done!
- Leadership – On and off the field. The example. Replicating self.
- Vision – clear & articulated in an inspiring way. Great leaders get others to do what they want them to, because they want to do it. The guide post.
- Mission focused – outcomes based but processed driven (even the enemy has a say-so in the outcome)
- Love – for the game, the mission, teammates. Mission First, Teammates Second, I am Third
- Character – because we don’t always win but win or lose, be professional. Character matters
- Humility – Always trying to improve oneself, their game and teammates. Either you are humble, or you are about to be (pittsburgh pirates saying). Competing with self to be better.
- Communication – Listening. How we interact and express the wins, challenges and failures. Learning from victories and defeats – learning loop. Move, shoot, communicate, assess.
- Purpose – the team’s, the individual leads to Swing
Swing – Rowing term that refers to an elusive sensation of near-perfection; a state in which all rowers in the boat are seemingly in a symphony of harmonic motion, with no wasted energy. Similar in meaning to the phrase “in the zone” in other sports. http://rowtampa.com/rowing-terms/
People. Vision. Commitment. Passion. Collaboration. Communication. Culture.
First and foremost a winning organization and team begin with the people that you surround yourself with. If you have vision and commitment then you and your team will develop a passion for what you do. That passion will be shared with your colleagues, communicating the value of your combined contributions and creating a distinct and successful culture.
By Stephen McDonnell, Celine Crawford & Gary Denham