Leadership and Leadershift.

What is the difference in the two words? This is not a
trick question. It is the "P" and the "FT". In
Leadership, it is central to a person - the leader. In
Leadershift, the focus is on finishing together. In other
words, we want to shift the leader's vision to the entire
organization. This is exactly the goal of High
Performance!

A High Performance organization achieves
outstanding results by making each person a
contributing partner in the business. In other
words, employees understand the business and are
committed to getting results. People are organized
into self-managing business units and teams that take
responsibility for decisions, problems and continuous
improvement.

The High Performance Model pushes "taking
responsibility" down the chain of command. It
empowers employees on all levels to make decisions.
It enables leaders to do less managing and more
leading! Managers become mentors, coaches, and
leaders and emphasis is on soft skills as opposed to
technical skills. Some teams even evolve to become
self-sufficient; still accountable but not managed daily.
In a High Performance team, a non-compliant member
will be hammered out by team members quicker than
management could ever do. This only happens
because they take pride and ownership of their results.

High Performance leaders have one primary goal; to
earn the hearts and minds of their people. High
Performance leaders perform from a different
paradigm. They share their vision thoroughly.
Everyone in the organization understands the
company's mission and goals. A consistent trait in a
High Performance organization is a very high level of
trust throughout the staff.

High Performance demands more, not less, of
individuals in the organization. It raises the bar for
employees and their leaders. You can create an
organization founded on the vision of an ideal and
create conditions which encourage others to rise
above mediocrity and perform at their best. It will
impact your business across the board at every
bottom-line measure!

The bottom line is an organization that communicates
more effectively and thereby increases the organization's
bottom line!

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Comment by Lionell Artemus on December 12, 2008 at 11:15pm
This was and excellent article, thank you for sharing the information with the rest of the group. We should speak in the foreseeable future, about your outlook on the present state of the market place. Successful leadership is and artform that should be embraced by all.

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