Dynamic Common Sense
"Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are and doing things as they ought to be done."
I am Belldon Colme, and I have provided Performance Team Coaching and Corporate Culture Establishment services for nearly 15 years. In all of that time, this one definition of common sense has proven itself my constant compass. In everything I teach, and everything I learn, it points in the direction of truth and integrity.
Why does this one appraisel of a mundane phrase carry so much weight with me? Well, because it establishes the order of things; first we must see things as they really are. Only then are we equipped to do things as they ought to be done.
Why Culture and Team Dynamics?
From the start of my carreer team dynamics and cultural development have been my primary passion. These two areas of business development and management are the least understood, yet most powerful influences inside your organization for building and maintaining the highest levels of performance and consistent success. They are also the most difficult areas in which to see what really is.
Teams and culture are like the ocean's surface. Playful waves may be masking dangerous cross currents ready to pull someone out to sea, or riptides quickly removing the sand from beneath their feet. Conversely, a tumultuous surface may be nothing more than spirited waters crossing a shallow, beautiful reef. How to navigate those waters, therefore, does not depend on what is seen from the surface. Successful navigation depends on conditions deep within the ocean.
That view of things breathes life into Mr. Stowe's words. Before one can do what ought to be done, they must first see what really is. And that is where I come in.
Human Nature Management
Human nature is a function of biological evolution, or adaptation, if you prefer. Contrary to conventional wisdom on the matter, it operates on a base set of rules. Like wall switches or computer programs, a certain set of inputs will yield a predictable output. Whether a human being opens up their full potential or retreats into self-protective behavior depends almost entirely on how they perceive the deep motives of those deemed to be in control of their future.
Also contrary to conventional wisdom, understanding the input/output dynamic is not intuitive, and few folks really understand it. Even fewer can direct it effectively. That is why culture usually evolves more or less on its own and is seldom entirely positive. That is also why teams never come to their fullest expression as a single entity, but tend to serve the interests of self over interests of the corporation.
But it is a learnable skill, and is not terribly difficult to master. Doing so does require a certain level of internal honesty and self-integrity, though.
Human Nature Management was created from the ground up for a singular purpose; helping businesses just like yours, large or small, read the undercurrents, correctly interpret them, and successfully create the culture and the true, single-entity teams they need to compete in today's ever more competitive corporate environment.
Human Nature Management provides a full range of services, from single-meeting assessments and advisory sessions, to full-scale cultural overhauls and performance team creation.
To learn more about our fundamental philosophy and approach, please take advantage of the discount offer for your own copy of The Unstoppable Performance Team. Get yours at the top right of this page. In it you will find the fundamentals to spark your own move to a more positive, healthy, high performance culture.
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Together, let's put the fun back into work!