High-performance Culture Coach, David McGlennen, is the guest on the Higher Purpose Podcast this week. He chats with Kevin Monroe about the rhythms of life and how to become a world-class organization.
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The Rhythms of Life
David recognizes that life has rhythms that are very much like the seasons. There is a time to prepare, a time to bloom, a time for blooming to end and to prepare for winter, and a time to go deep and grow. Kevin concurs and adds that there is also a rhythm to the day. When we find and follow the flow of the daily rhythm, beautiful things happen.
World-class by Design
In every organization, there are success behaviors that lead to high performance. When we help people reach their fullest potential, we’re actually helping our company to develop: high performance and being people-centered and not mutually exclusive, David says. He helps companies be intentional about creating a world-class culture. He states that a good company has a good culture by default, but a world-class company has a world-class culture by design. Culture is what we actually see as behaviors in an organization. It is either desired and led intentionally or it’s what is allowed to transpire.
Traits of a World-class Organization
World-class organizations intentionally develop the rhythms, disciplines and processes necessary to be high performance. We see it in their attention to detail and how they are purposeful about everything they do. David calls this playing like a champion: it’s doing the things that matter most to people on a daily basis, over and over again, no matter how boring it gets. He stresses that it’s important for leaders to step back from the business for a moment and define the behaviors that would lead to success. What does it look like to them to be world-class? What are the small behaviors that would make a difference?
World-class Performance Begins With Purpose
David says that most people want to do their best. In order for them to perform at their best however, we have to be able to align them with their purpose. If leaders develop their people, they will in turn bring all their skills and talents to the business to the benefit of both parties. Developing people is the groundwork for a culture that is magnetizing. Give people the opportunity to see their full potential, and believe in them, David advises. Leaders should be intentional about helping align their people with their purpose. If we’re on purpose, we’re going to serve and impact more people and more lives, he says.
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