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|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, or preliminary/conditional intents.
How do we communicate so that all involved in a team, whether two or more people,
can become equanimous with each others' intentions? We judge our selves by our
intents. But from others' senses of the appearamces/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 is designed for people either mandated or aspiring to lead or having a vision or
ideas of substantial promise. It offers introductions to theories and practices by which we
can work around or through slippages between 'the cup of our intents' and 'the lip of
what we actually convey'. 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.
|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
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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: