Ecsell Summit 2014: Excellence Matters

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Ecsell Summit 2014: Excellence Matters

  1. 1. Bret L. Simmons, Ph.D. Ecsell Summit April 15, 2014 Excellence Matters
  2. 2. Excellence matters via @drbret at @EcSellInstitute coaching summit #ecsell
  3. 3. www.bretlsimmons.com http://www.slideshare.net/BretLSimmons
  4. 4. In the next 90 minutes • Excellence exercise • Behaviors you should scale • Scaling principles • Leadership suggestion • Commitment
  5. 5. Individual Excellence: 1. What is it? 2. How do you get it?
  6. 6. Organizational Excellence: 1. What is it? 2. How do you get it?
  7. 7. Make Excellence the New Normal
  8. 8. Reciprocity Style Taker, Matcher, or Giver
  9. 9. Takers view success as attaining results that are superior to others
  10. 10. Matchers see success in terms of balancing individual accomplishments with fairness to others
  11. 11. Givers characterize success as individual achievements that have a positive impact on others
  12. 12. How you give determines if you will achieve long term success or languish at the bottom
  13. 13. Concern for Other’s Interests LOW HIGH Concern for Self- Interest LOW Apathetic Selfless: Self- sacrificing givers HIGH Selfish: Takers Otherish: Successful Givers
  14. 14. Relationships Motivation Learning
  15. 15. Ground war, not an air war
  16. 16. I own the place, and the place owns me
  17. 17. Accountability • Two principles – Always starts with you: performance, caring, expectations, encourage and enable others – When you look at others, look for solutions rather than blame • Don’t look the other way when it matters
  18. 18. Bad is stronger than good
  19. 19. Nip it in the bud • Personal responsibility • Compassionate hardass
  20. 20. Get rid of the bad apples Best leaders and teams act quickly and decisively to remove destructive characters when lesser measures fail
  21. 21. Plumbing before poetry
  22. 22. Adequacy before excellence
  23. 23. Guilt prone leaders • Display concern for others • Strong sense of personal responsibility • Put the greater good ahead of their personal goals and glory • Take preventive measures to avoid future mistakes and steps to repair damage done by past errors
  24. 24. What commitment are you willing to make?
  25. 25. Questions?

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