Improve Performance or Elicit Performance

Every individual has potential beyond what he/she realizes at the moment. Realizing this potential and turning it into performance is key in improving/enhancing the performance of an individual.

Tim Gallwey put it as

Performance = Potential – Interferences

Interferences are normally emotional interferences like fear, guilt, worry. Coaching is a powerful intervention in helping people clear the interferences and achieve maximum potential.

I would go as far to say there is nothing like Improving performance. We can only Elicit performance from the potential that is already lying dormant inside the person.

High-performance coaching conversations usually start with finding out people’s “starting points” – their visions or life ambitions. Then, it moves on to explore the directions in which people need to move to achieve those visions, and the steps they need to take now to do so.

Coaching not only impacts productivity, it also positively impacts:

  1. Confidence and motivation
  2. Behavior change
  3. Culture
  4. Leadership

Benefits

  1. Improved individual performance
  2. Improved productivity
  3. Confident Self-driven individuals
  4. Develop individuals who see opportunity in all current situations
  5. Individuals learn to make the best use of the current situation.

Leadership is within all of us!

We all are leaders of our lives. We acknowledge it or not. It is there right inside us..

Many a times, we are afraid to acknowledge that we have it in us…

  • to make the difference in the world
  • to make the difference in our lives
  • to make the difference in our loved ones’ life
  • to go live in the change that gives us satisfaction. As humans, we are afraid of change…

we need to learn to embrace change. And the change is continuously changing. Hence, the need to continually learn the new change and move through it arises for human beings. This has been the basis of evolution of mankind.

  1. John Adair said it well when he said “We all have it (Leadership) within us when the situation calls and the time comes.”                                                                                                                                                                                     Think about that one situation of crisis in your life when you rose up to the situation. That is why, panic is good sometimes. It triggers the life saving system in us and makes us do things we wouldn’t do normally.                                                                                                                                                                          What if we learn to take decisions and implement them without saving our energy only for crisis situations. Enable the leadership switch in us to work everyday, every moment of our lives, and yes, we have the life we always wanted…
  2. Robin Sharma said “Be a Leader without title”                                                                                                               Isn’t it one more reason why we stand back and watch. Because we donot have the title, and so it is not time for us to demonstrate leadership. Why dont we demonstrate leadership without waiting for the title to come, our life, and so to say, our work-Life would be totally different.
  3. We are afraid we would also become materialistic like our bosses?                                                                                                                             Are our bosses materialistic? Really? I dont think so. They are only more committed to organisation’s goals. We are feeling bad deep down that we are not as clear as they are about what they want from life and work. It is time to seek clarity in our lives, about our vision, our dreams and about every moment that we spend everyday. Once we are clear, we are the happy children of the universe continuously moving towards improving our life