In business and life, Performance is not enough when you want to stand out from competitors. As a result, managers should devote much of its efforts to what matters to improve the performance of the organisation by identifying the characteristics of high performance and taking advantage of what all kind of resources at hand.
Managers are expected to make reality the objectives of the organisation from an excellent performance in its organisational unit. Therefore, they are always under the pressure of having to get good results in the current economic climate, changes in demography, a more significant impact of technology in business and society, and the continuous demand for more transparency and information.
The mastery of the following skills will help you come ahead.
Step 1: Self-discipline. It means correction or regulation of oneself for the sake of improvement. Self-discipline pivots on your commitment level to accomplish whatever you want to do. You cannot be careless, easily distracted, negligent, slack, apathetic or go into things half-hearted.
Step 2: Conviction. It means an absolute certainty, confident, to have no doubt. Stop right now and take an honest assessment of what it is you are doing and why. If you don't have a firm and stable conviction about what you are doing, and whom you are doing it with, it's going to be more painful in the long run to stay put. It includes jobs, careers and business ventures, as well as relationships.
Step 3: Diligence. It means being attentive and persistent in doing something, show determination, the constancy of effort, being untiring and meticulous, look for speed and earnestness. We don't have the time, energy, resources to be continuously diligent, so we must prioritise what we will be diligent in and what will bring us the highest return on the investment of our time and energy.
Step 4: Courage. It means to take the first step to get ready to do what needs to be done. Courage means being bold, brave and fearless, to overcome laziness, distractions or always postponing things.
Step 5: Knowledge. It means information gained through observation, identification, descriptions, analysis, investigation, experiences and explanations. We must learn about our particular field or profession, or the business, to know what, how or when to do what you are supposed to do in the firm. The resources are numerous! Knowledge of books, article or blogs, or hire an expert in the field you need, or do it through your favourite Search Engine, or take a Digital course to start.
The opposite of knowledge is ignorance, incomprehension, incapacity which results in weakness, helplessness and being powerless.
Step 6: Patience. It is the quality that refuses to give up. It means that you are unmovable, established, rooted, grounded, settled and focused. Remember, your target is realised through conviction and patience working together, your belief that you can accomplish what you set out to do will be tested.
Summing up: Life and business without love and goodwill will never allow you to become a Peak Performer. We all know that we should treat others as we want to be treated -- with respect, courtesy and kindness. These qualities cost you nothing but pays enormous benefits. There is no better investment out there based on returns.
Proper training on all these qualities within your organisation will drive you to a more conscious Peak Performers in your teams. It is a gain-gain approach.
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