10 Peaks For Creating Performance Focused Teams

Sustainable success is the apple of most businesses’ eye and hence, business leaders strive to achieve and maintain the same. Chances of achieving such success become much brighter when they have performance-focused people.

And, empowering the people to perform at their best becomes much easier when business leaders understand how to leverage the people power.

Here are the ten peaks to leave your people touched, moved and inspired to do whatever your business expects them to do.

  1. Maintain veracity. Be Transparent. Do not keep any hidden agenda. Performance of your team would be directly proportionate to their trust in the leader – you.
  2. Strengthen your team members. Personal strength makes the individual stronger and strengthened individuals make a stronger team.
  3. Maximize your team’s mental powers. Encourage them to discuss the best ideas publicly. Be open to what each team member has to offer. Bureaucracy is not an option.
  4. Put your team members first than anything else. Also, encourage them to sharpen their saw and then allow them to play the right role for the right requirements.
  5. Develop cozy tying with the team members. Leveraged relationships backed with integrity are what make things happen when nothing else works.
  6. Exhibit confidence. Be courageous. Be open. Welcome change and celebrate new ideas. Make sure to pass credit to the person who had come up with the original idea.
  7. Enjoy your opinions and views challenged. Invite a discussion. While in the discussion, listen. Either, be able to prove your views or understand the differences, make corrections and move on.
  8. Establish and maintain a culture where performance wins over corporate politics or anything else.
  9. Recognize the benefits of focused execution. Empower team members to focus on one MOST important task at a time and let them know and memorize that nothing less than accomplishment would be accepted.
  10. Identify and isolate small projects out of a big project. Hand the responsibilities of the small-projects over to the right team member – by promoting her into a leadership role – so that she and her subordinates are energized.

Performance focused people, better performance. Better performance, better results. Make a better choice!

Power questions: Are your people performance focused? If not, what you can do about it, right now?

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Utpal Vaishnav is a lifelong learner, entrepreneur and author. On PMCraft , Utpal writes about his experiences and learning on Project and Program Management. Interested in Agile? He also runs a Scrum focused blog. He is passionate about personal development and he shares his personal development experiences at Self Help Zen. Visit www.utpalvaishnav.com/about to know more about him or follow him on twitter @UtpalVaishnav.