Philosophy & Approach
1) PRIORITIES: Any number of executives would proudly share elements of their company business plan if the appropriate situation presented itself. Although the business plan may be impressive for many of the typical reasons, the strategic priorities and initiatives may not be apparent and understood by the very people who are responsible for the execution. Amazingly, most employees do not typically know the top priorities and initiatives for their company, division, group and team. Disciplined implementation of the P7 Approach results in the appropriate level of promotion, communications and focus on top priorities and initiatives integral to successful execution of a strategic plan.
2) PLANNING: Numerous companies rely too heavily on "hope" to fuel their dreams for success. The most successful companies have multi-year business and operating plans in place that clearly highlight their priorities and initiatives. These great companies have a roadmap for their success. They'll take luck and miracles when they get them, but they will never count on them. The P7 approach to planning is structured, collaborative, disciplined and pfun. Implementation of the P7 planning approach positions companies for sustainable success.
3) PERFORMANCE: Despite demanding stakeholders and unrelenting global competition, employees at multiple levels of most organizations consistently "mistake activity for accomplishment" on a daily basis. The development of a measurable, performance-focused strategic plan and the promotion of the key priorities and initiatives will take a company a long way down the ever-challenging road to success. Furthermore, the creation of a values-based performance culture is also critical to optimizing and sustaining exemplary achievement. Dedicated implementation of the P7 Approach results in the collaborative creation, articulation and maintenance of a values-based performance culture required to truly maximize results.
1) PASSION: Personal styles and company cultures vary widely. Yet, passion and dedication serve as foundational elements for all great enterprises. Whether introverted or extroverted, passion and dedication must fuel one's efforts. Without passion and dedication, people can be too comfortable mistaking activity for accomplishment, among the many other resulting ills. Candid implementation of the P7 Approach shines a bright light on this potential reality throughout the engagement process. It also positions executive leaders and management teams to pursue values-based, people-focused strategies to ensure their team members are fully engaged and invested in success.
2) PERSEVERANCE: Too many managers purport to encourage risk taking, but ultimately pummel the risk taker if failure results. In a values-based performance culture, outstanding achievement is consistently celebrated. In a values-based performance culture, fact-based failures and the key (sometimes painful) lessons learned should also be highlighted when the organization can benefit and grow from it. True leaders understand and embrace the fact "good decisions can result in bad outcomes." Courageous implementation of the P7 Approach ensures executive leaders and management teams understand and truly embrace the power of perseverance to drive high performance through good decisions and bad outcomes.
3) PERSPECTIVE: If you want to know who is truly having a bad day, read the front page of any newspaper or news website. It is there, you will find real pain and tragedy in your country and community, not to mention throughout the world. Too many people and organizations do not have an honest and caring perspective of the real world and true thankfulness for how truly good they have it. Open-eyed implementation of the P7 Approach endeavors to ingrain real world, global perspective in a venture noting the executive leaders must ultimately believe in this worthy charge.
4) PFUN: A thorough review and honest introspection about the genuine tragedies taking place on a daily basis throughout the world poignantly underscore life can be quite short. Since an endless number of employees at all levels spend the bulk of their waking hours working and worrying about work, it is very important a values-based performance culture be rewarding, gratifying and "pfun." Life is too short for people not to enjoy what they do on a daily basis. People-centric implementation of the P7 Approach results in a well-balanced, high-performing venture focused on outstanding results, high morale and genuinely committed employees.