Executive Team Commitment was recently identified in a study conducted by the Thought Leadership League as a top factor leading towards a good culture. If you want your organization to go beyond good one of the keys to gaining commitment is to foster an attitude of driving for results.
The drive for results is a critical behavior to success. A Push/Pull systems works well for most groups. Some organizations are all push (drive for results) and no pull , which ultimately reduces motivation.
Conversely, all pull and no push does not work well either. A healthy balance between the two behaviors is necessary.
Leaders who are effective at driving for results are skillful at getting people to stay focused on and stretch for the highest priority goals. High standards of excellence tend to result in high performance.
Leaders that do this well are not afraid to ask their employees for a higher level of performance and continually remind them of their progress relative to the goal.
Great companies don’t settle for good culture. They strive to be beyond good, beyond great, they strive to have an ELITE culture. The challenge is to push beyond the typical outline of what is good and to achieve a “best in class” attitude and action that permeates the whole organization.
Drive your team members and your leaders towards excellence and achieve an Elite culture through commitment and determination.