50/50 versus 100% accountability
When you take relationships strong and steady, you balance the unpredictability of a changing environment. Committed partners accept 100% accountability in all matters. This means keeping your attention on what you can change, not on what others should do.
Achieve better results with circulating energies
If you want excellent relationship in your teams, get them win first! That is the way Alain Cardon, - the latest presenter of the Coaching without Borders program series - explained the importance of result focused coaching. You never see a soccer team who has bad relationships, if they are a winning team. You can only see bad relationships in teams of losers. Work on achieving results, then they will start respecting each other and the relationships improve. Therefore, teams need to focus on high operational interfaces. If we remain at the soccer team example, their focus should be on how effectively and quickly they can pass the ball, to generate a circulating energy within the team in order to double the results and achieve a better outcome.
How to create a culture for high performance
Don’t set out to change your people. Set out to change the conditions in which they operate. Set out to change the way you behave with them, you interact with them in order to get different responses and different results. Create a culture that inspires your people.
Becoming a Flying Fish
Professor Peter Hawkins has defined organisational culture as what you stop noticing when you have worked somewhere for over three months. He has also illustrated this by quoting a Chines proverb: “The last one to know about the sea is the fish.” So what can leaders see then?