Creating New Practices … Transforming Workforce Performance

ImageFor over 30 years the Human Potential Project has been designing and delivering large scale organizational transformational projects. In each and every case we have generated results that far exceeded expectations. Our record of success has provided us with a unique perspective on some of today’s pressing business issues. Listen to a conversation with Chris Majer, our CEO explaining how this works!  

Why don’t most employee engagement programs work? 

When people are living in the grip of resentment, cynicism, distrust, and resignation, there is no hope of them being engaged. No amount of ‘happy clappy’ motivation will work.

Why do CEO’s have difficulty getting teams to work together? 

You have to understand that a team is a commitment based phenomenon not activity based. Once you understand the underlying set of commitments that generate consistent teamwork you will then become a manager of commitments (instead of a manger of people’s activities). We have created an entire body of work around building and leading teams. Our results speak for themselves.

At the Human Potential Project we design and deliver developmental programs that guarantee a 10-fold return on your investment. Our results speak for themselves. We look forward to helping you design and deliver your new future.

The Cost of the Status Quo

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Today, coordination workers dominate the working world and they require a very different approach to management. At HP2 we call this new approach Commitment Based Management. This is a body of work that has been developed over the last decade and is now starting to make its way into the business mainstream. Commitment Based Management has proven successful in every industry sector and here is what it can do for you and your company.

Why Can’t They Just Do Their Job … Transforming Workforce Performance

Deadlines are pressing, there is pervasive whining, and you’ve reminded them of a task for the umpteenth time. At the end of the day, do you feel less like an executive and more like a day care operator? Do you spend your time reminding them of what they are supposed to be doing? There has to be a better way to manage, right?

Have you ever said this in frustration, “Why can’t they just do their job?” When you know the practices of authentic leadership you create an environment where people choose to follow, take responsibility, and are willing to be held accountable. The more you lead and the less you manage, the more successful both your company and your employees will be.

At the Human Potential Project we design and deliver developmental programs that guarantee a 10-fold return on your investment. Our results speak for themselves. We look forward to helping you design and deliver your new future.

Improving Systems … Transforming Workforce Performance

HP2_Vertical_300Systems create behaviors. Systems enable us to be more consistent. Removing ambiguity frees us to be the creative and productive people that we naturally are. 80% of problems that exist in businesses today have more to do with poorly designed systems than with people. Everyone makes mistakes that’spart of life.

“If the same mistakes happen over and over again but with different folks, odds are you don’t have a people problem, instead you have a systems problem”.

There is only one thing we can change that will dramatically improve execution … your company needs to get better at Making and Keeping Commitments. It’s as simple as doing what you promised to do when you promised to do it. Commitment management is the central driver for execution. You have accepted this dysfunction long enough!

At the Human Potential Project we design and deliver developmental programs that guarantee a 10-fold return on your investment. Our results speak for themselves. We look forward to helping you design and deliver your new future.

Teamwork … Transforming Workforce Performance

Many of the executives that we talk with tell us the same thing … they fear that their organization doesn’t have a clearly defined strategy for improving workforce performance. Teamwork is a slogan not a practice, and innovation happens more by accident than by design … everyone is too busy to learn to do anything differently. 

This is a strategy for tragedy. Over the last 25 years we have helped companies like Microsoft, Intel, Nike, Capital One, Allianz, AT&T and a host of others, retool their organizational cultures, structures, practices, and strategies to be competitive in an ever-changing world.

At the Human Potential Project we design and deliver developmental programs that guarantee a 10-fold return on your investment. Our results speak for themselves. We look forward to helping you design and deliver your new future. 

Congratulations to the Seahawks

Like everyone we were rightly impressed with the Seahawks dominating performance over Denver in the Superbowl.  Unlike everyone else we are deeply interested in how they did it.  Yes they hit harder, played tougher, and won in every dimension, but how did they prepare themselves for such a dominating performance.

If you listen to Pete Carrol some of the mystery is revealed.  He uses the exact same methods that we use with our clients.  To get the maximum performance from people you start by instilling a set of operating principles, a foundation on which everything is built; principles such as honesty, trust, accountability, commitment and integrity.  Without those you will never have a solid team.  On top of that you build new practices.  Then rather than put together big sets of rules and procedures you turn your people/players loose and trust that you have done a good job of teaching the principles and practices.  In the case of the Seahawks the results speak for themselves.

The same sort of epic performance is available to anyone who is willing to invest the time and resources in learning new ways of working, leading, and managing.  In the next few months you will watch a huge burst of attention on the Seahawks and how they won the Superbowl.  Pay close attention and see if you can see what we are pointing to.