Experience 30-minute Issue Coaching session
Category

Standards & Practices

community, healthcare, Standards & Practices, Workplace

Love Letter from COVID to Team Members! I’m Ba-a-a-ck!

Team Members

Help your Team Members to be healthy.

Dear Business Owner, Thank you and your team members for hosting me these past three years. It has been fun terrorizing everyone throughout the world. Talk about a multicultural experience!

I’ve created a New Work Order to add to the chaos! I’m looking for your key team members.

Here are a few gifts I left behind for you:

  • FEAR, Baby!
  • Long-term recovery times with “fog brain”, neurological symptoms, and baby issues because Mom was pregnant and caught me.
  • Heightened fear and anxiety across the board
  • Children set back at least one grade
  • Jobs left behind
  • Fatigued workers
  • Dumbed-down social skills
  • Students and employees unable to focus
  • Lack of sleep and relaxation
  • No-Plan for the future
  • Please add your own!

These are unintended consequences I couldn’t avoid:

  • Appreciation for medical personnel and hospital staffs
  • Appreciation for essential workers
  • Appreciation for teachers

My cousins are due to arrive this holiday season. I hope you’ll have room to put them up. I hope you are prepared to run your businesses differently and treat your personnel with care. They’ve been through a lot­–I tested them frequently!

If you have not already taken stock of improvements to overcome my intrusion, now’s the time to take inventory. Consider these ideas:

  • Be sure your team keeps their hands washed and clean at all times.
  • Continue to sanitaize work and eating surfaces.
  • Be kind to people who call in sick so they don’t infect others.
  • Find cute masks, preferably ones with see-through sections to show off smiles.
  • Determine how many of your staff are vaccinated to see if you achieve “herd immunity.”
  • Pay your team a hazard bonus to show your appreciation when possible. Payment may be other than cash like time off, a gift certificate, or fun outing.

Until then, I will make an effort to see you again soon.

Love,

COVID

 

Business Insights, business plan, change, coaching, communication, cooperation, Decision making, fulfillment, Leadership Insights, Performance, Processes, Standards & Practices, Uncategorized

Your Business Needs An Annual Check Up Tool!

[sh_dropcap style=”theme” dropshadow=”true” color=”foreground”][/sh_dropcap] favorite song lyric of mine includes these words—“It’s not where you start, it’s where you finish!” These words keep me centered and focused. Now, we can apply this mantra to our business roadmap.

Virtual Mastermind Project

Benefit from a team booster approach to resolve issues who have to resolve.

We have all been exposed and heard to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Policies & Procedures, ISO, and Baldrige Excellence. It does not matter what you call them. What matters is how they are distributed and what assurance you have they are action items.

Consider why it is important to do this?

  • Changing business climate
  • More competitors in the marketplace
  • Catch failing processes and gaps
  • Leadership changes, like succession movement
  • Minimize risks with a solid plan
  • Loss of market share
  • New rules, regulations change quickly
  • Identify where alignment needs adjusting
  • Improve your existing market position
  • Self reflection before customers begin peeling away or want more
  • What is your essential reason? __________________________________________________________________

A mini-version of this is the VMP™ approach. It is an excellent primer to the larger process of strategic planning. Everyone participates. The process reinforces collaboration.

Many companies have annual strategic planning sessions for a three-day off site experience. To make optimized use of this precious time-meaningful and relevant-we must embed the follow-up that must happen to implement the discoveries and decisions that came from the conclave.

Often when a team is so close to the edge, it is difficult for them to see when they step over the side! An objective facilitator is the antidote to keep the event moving and productive.

What does this have to do with processes?

A positive start to your evaluation is to adopt a learner’s mindset. That will require all involved set aside their biases and contribute with fresh eyes and ideas. Begin here:

  1. Set a launch date
  2. Make a big deal about what you’re about to do. Create an identity for participants like T-shirts or caps. People want to belong to the excitement; that their presence makes a difference.
  3. Invite stakeholders from all aspects of the business including outside vendors who may or may not connect directly with your customers.
  4. Be realistic about time frame.
    1. Give the process at least a quarter to take root.
    2. Break the process into segments.
  5. Open the strategic plan:
    1. Assign portions to teams
    2. Have them assess how well each sector ties back to the major plan.
  6. Use the Baldrige Self Assessment as a starting point. There are several reliable assessments. This is the easiest to follow.
    1. ISO is another (more manufacturing oriented) evaluation
    2. https://www.nist.gov/baldrige/self-assessing/improvement-tools
    3. https://www.nist.gov/baldrige/publications/baldrige-excellence-framework

The ultimate benefit is the performance focus and a crystal clear framework.

The assessment provides clarification on business elements that can be overlooked or deliberately ignored until there is a tragic failure. Daily routines and even “best practices” can devolve into a grind. We can lose focus on what and why we are doing what we are doing!

Let me know how it works for you. I’m here to serve.

[contact-form][contact-field label=”Name” type=”name” required=”true” /][contact-field label=”Email” type=”email” required=”true” /][contact-field label=”Website” type=”url” /][contact-field label=”Message” type=”textarea” /][/contact-form]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michelle Cubas & Client
Behavior, business coaching, coaching, communication, Corporate, Decision making, entrepreneurs, executive, Leadership Insights, Performance, Shared Leadership, Standards & Practices, Value, Workplace

10-Point System Multi-Dimensional Leadership System™

Positive Potentials’ 10-Point System Multi-Dimensional System™

In our book (see products), Magnetic Leadership, I pour my passion about the learned, values-driven leadership style. My theme centers around The End of Dominance: Enter the Multi-Dimensional Leader.

We have all heard about Servant Leadership and Shared Leadership. These ideas are much harder to implement. A company’s culture must be receptive to such ideas and demonstrate a desire to reap the benefits of such models.

The Multi-Dimensional Leader’s™ (MDL) model

The MDL makes decisions founded on long-range values and reasonable risk rather than reaction and illusion.

  1. Has an innate sense of balance and alignment.
  2. Dares to live daily integrity, even when it is difficult to “do the right thing.”
  3. Possesses uncanny vision and courage to be different or contrarian.
  4. Attracts and fosters self-reliant and self-motivated collaborations, people and resources.
  5. Radiates emotional intelligence and teaches others this acquired skill just by being in her/his presence.
  6. Embraces the value of mentoring and professional coaching
  7. Cultivates entrepreneurial energy within the most rigid organization; breathes the vision to elevate the Purpose, Profits and Productivity for everyone within their sphere of influence.
  8. Possesses presence and security to inspire confidence in others
  9. Fosters Business Literacy™ throughout the company and service providers.
  10. Respects and sponsors lifelong learning and models it.

When supporting our clients, we craft the vision in several ways:

•   Identify qualities like those listed above.

•   Determine Fish, flesh or fowl—What do you stand for?

•   Offer strategic transitions, adaptation, and modification for the existing company culture to become the leader’s vision.

•   Define, develop the Entrepreneur’s Mindset™*  and apply Entrepreneurial Energy to each level of the company to stimulate ownership.

•   Strategize and encourage visionary and values-driven leadership in others- productive associates and beneficial alliances who share the values.

The outcome of using Positive Potentials’ model is long-term results

•   Generates increased revenue streams for maximum profitability and resilience in volatile markets.

•   Uses Business Literacy™  and LaserLearning™ Principles to shorten the company’s learning curve (reduced bureaucracy, meritocracy rewards, open architecture, and boosted prized innovation).

•   Manifests self-referred associates bringing freshness to their positions for greater accuracy and energy.

•   Effortless flow rather PUSH/PULL. Stimulates flow performance (based on Mihaly Csiksentmihaly work with optimal experience.)

•   Demonstrates value of streamlined and integrated business operations and processes focused on positive outcomes and results.

•   Inspires all associated with the company and its providers to meaningful work and output, referrals, increased sales, and branding.

 

 

*listen to our podcasts in the Cloud downloads portfolio.

https://coachcubas.blogspot.com
Enjoy our past posts!
Privacy Settings
We use cookies to enhance your experience while using our website. If you are using our Services via a browser you can restrict, block or remove cookies through your web browser settings. We also use content and scripts from third parties that may use tracking technologies. You can selectively provide your consent below to allow such third party embeds. For complete information about the cookies we use, data we collect and how we process them, please check our Privacy Policy
Youtube
Consent to display content from - Youtube
Vimeo
Consent to display content from - Vimeo
Google Maps
Consent to display content from - Google
Spotify
Consent to display content from - Spotify
Sound Cloud
Consent to display content from - Sound