A winning culture is action-oriented.
This doesn’t negate the importance of planning or the power of language. It simply means that at the end of the day, there is no success without action.
In the formative years of my tennis career, I had the privilege to interact closely with Wall Street’s finest CEOs and business leaders. Through modeling and conversation, I learned first-hand how positive urgency, efficiency, and action drives high performance.
With Financial Times in hand, these guys and gals moved quickly, with intention and purpose.
Doing brings vision to life. GE’s Jack Welch said,
Creating a culture of action does not have to be an arduous process. As the leader, condition the following habits daily until they become automatic:
- Keep the Cause first
- Walk the walk – turn ambitious goals into reality
- Pay attention – look and listen
- Challenge and empower others to do better
- Measure and recognize progress
- Cultivate the art of flexibility
- Make continual adjustments
An action-driven culture flows from a growth mindset.
If you believe that evolution is a never-ending horizon, then you’ll create an environment that never stops moving.