Creating→ Building→ Feeding: The “DRIVE To EXCEL”

TRIPLE III TIME

Sometimes it is beneficial to look back and try to identify the “Best-Of” actions that resulted in multiple positive/progressive outcomes.  One of the areas that I believe it is important to regularly study is successful models of Creating→ Building→ Feeding The “DRIVE To EXCEL”!

What am I trying to say?

As leaders I believe it is critical to be able to identify specific actions and/or activities one undertakes to motivate co-workers to go beyond what is expected.  And I do not want to discuss when their “DRIVE To EXCEL” was just a once-in-a-while thing.  No… I want everyone to look internally and externally within their organizations to seek out those incidents that directly contributed to Creating → Building → Feeding The “DRIVE To EXCEL” in individuals and maybe groups for an extended period of time!  So, are you confused… lost… not really getting this TRIPLE III TIME message?  Well I have always believed in example-based learning…. and maybe it’s time for a customized “DRIVE To EXCEL” TOP 10!

  1. Send pairs of workers to one of your competitors and have them report on the pros and cons of their observations.
  2. Make random assignments by saying: “If you had no rules and all the money… how would you make our products/services better?”
  3. Encourage everyone to be a VISIONARY!
  4. Create special assignments for individuals with complete responsibility and short timeframes.
  5. Re-blend work teams all the time.
  6. Change seating “traditions” for every meeting, class, or training.
  7. Bring in non-traditional training/trainers.
  8. Go out in your world-of-work and ask someone different: “What do YOU think about…?” … at least weekly.
  9. Assume the role of a customer… and ask yourself: “Do you like what you see/hear in your company/organization?”
  10. Finally, take this TRIPLE III TIME message and make everyone in your organization make recommendations addressing the challenge of Creating→ Building→ Feeding The “DRIVE To EXCEL!”

What would be your Return-On-Investment?

About Inspiring Innovations, Inc.

Marv Pichla is currently the owner and Creative Advisor for his own small business, Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Sharing his unique experience with entrepreneurship and innovation in public service, Marv consults with public and private business, education, and community organizations to develop new and different problem solving methods through real-life example-based learning. Prior to starting-up Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Marv served as Executive Director for Thumb Area Michigan Works! As Executive Director, Marv used public sector innovation as his guide for the organizations regional career development, employment service, education and strategic planning initiatives. Finally, Marv was raised on a farm in the Thumb Area of Michigan where he claims he received the education principles he values most. However, he obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Center Michigan University in Public Administration and eventually his Ph.D. from Capella University in Minnesota. Marv can be reached at: mpichla@inspiringinnovationsllc.com

Posted on April 9, 2021, in LEADERSHIP - ALWAYS!, Triple III. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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