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December 26th, 2010

WATER Tip: Well-defined Vision

by Dr. Brian Higley | Add comment

Well-defined visions are supported by a clear understanding of a team’s primary objectives and a strong appreciation for these objectives. One indication of a well-defined vision is a team-wide feeling of being challenged to improve regularly (which can result in a feeling of forward-movement and decreased levels of boredom), while avoiding taking on too much challenge at one time (resulting in feelings of being overwhelmed). (more…)

December 26th, 2010

WATER Tip: Well-defined Goals

by Dr. Brian Higley | 2 comments

Well-defined goals (also known as “SMART goals”) are achieved via constant attention to the development of specific, measurable, agreed-upon, realistic, time-bound steps toward fulfilling broader objectives.  An indication that this is being attained is reduction in the following major barriers to Execution Excellence: (more…)

December 26th, 2010

WATER Tip: Aligned Goals

by Dr. Brian Higley | 1 comment

Good Goal Alignment is achieved via constant attention to how well the achievement of your clear goals (the specific, measurable steps toward fulfilling broader Objectives) actually bring about the outcomes you are looking to experience. One indication of good Goal Alignment is reduction in two major barriers to Execution Excellence:

December 26th, 2010

WATER Tip: Well-defined Activities

by Dr. Brian Higley | 1 comment

Good Activity Clarity can be extremely helpful when SMART Goals are not being achieved regularly due to confusion about how to do so. Activity Clarity is achieved by breaking down SMART Goals into extremely small tasks that are either”done” or “not done.” There is no way to say that these small activities are “almost done;” they are either completed or not completed (they are “Yes-No Activities”).

December 26th, 2010

WATER Tip: Aligned Activities

by Dr. Brian Higley | Add comment

Good activity alignment is achieved via constant attention to how well the completion of simple “Yes-No” Activities (small activities that are either “done or not done”) help with the achievement of SMART Goals (the specific, measurable steps toward fulfilling broader objectives).  An indication of good activity alignment is reduction in two major barriers to Execution Excellence: (more…)

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