|Intent and effect. We need/want/desire our intentions to become effect. But there is
behaviour in between. Yet, whether as leaders or followers, we want, if we are honest
and earnest, to communicate intentions, and or at least preliminary intents.
How do we communicate so that all involved in a team, whether two or more
people, can become comfortable with each others' intentions? We judge our selves
by our intents. But from others' perspectives of the effect of our intents, are they
congruent? Likewise, others' behaviours sometimes seem inconsistent with what we
sense their intentions to be. "Between the cup and the lip may appear a lot of slip!".
This site, designed for people either mandated or aspiring to lead or possessed with a
vision or ideas of substantial promise, offers introductions to theories and practices
by which you can work around or through "slippages between the cup and the lip" of
both you and your interlocutor. Despite our best intentions, these slippages sap our
productivities, both individually and collectively, and not infrequently result in
inadvertent sabotage. To make the best use of this site's resources, we invite you first
to consider a reality critical to successful participation in any organization: the effect
of culture on performance.
In brief, figures gathered from an extensive survey by the authors of "Corporate Culture & Performance" and
displayed in the chart above tell us very clearly that constructive cultures do much, much better over the "long haul"
than defensive ones do. What kind of culture do you work in or lead? Is it a constructive, learning-oriented, aptly
focused, creatively and rationally applied one? There's no simple answer to that. Most people tell us "Yes, but
.........", and the "buts" describe beliefs or attitudes that inhibit the discovery and exchange of practically relevant
know-what and know-how. If that's your answer, Authentix Coaches can assist you -- either as an individual,
or as a leader with an organizational mandate, mission, or vision -- to clear those impediments to better
performance. Following are the services we offer:
|The chart below compares the financial performance over a decade of two kinds of organizational culture:
|Source: Data - "Corporate Culture & Performance" © 1992 by Kotter & Heskett
Analysis - Authentix Coaches
|Click on one or another images
of the front cover of Angus' book
for a 'Sneak Preview'
via the Jacket Cover Design