Counting What Counts

Human Performance Index by Omar S Khan

Not Everything That Counts Can Be Counted – Sir Albert Einstein

Occasionally you come across ideas that excite you… and HPI is one of them! Most measures of human performance provide a ‘snap-shot’ in time. They measure engagement or learning hours or turnover. But what they don’t measure is how human assets combine with other company assets to deliver peak performance or not.”

In the first video below, Omar S Khan reveals why having a great strategy, simplifying your supply chain or optimising talent and building a winning culture will not give you the edge over you competitors if you don’t execute these in your distinctive way.

In the second video below he takes you through the 5 Step Approach Sensei International will use to remove unnecessary interferences that are keeping the potential and performance of a team, business unit or the whole company from delivering results.

The following process can help you get good value from this video:

Step 1 – A moderator (an expert from your company) to open the session, explaining the importance of the session.

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Purpose of Living – Part 4: The View Point from Early Sciences

Purpose - early science
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We explored the notion of purpose from the view point from Abrahamic Religions and Eastern Philosophies in the last blog post. Let’s now have a look at this notion from some of the early scientific viewpoints.

The various early sciences give a scientific basis for understanding life, and consequently the purpose of life and individual purposefulness. While purpose per se is researched in a very limited way according to the literature I have examined, reading in to some of the scientific theory and the life of some of the early scientists shows the scientific basis for the evolution of life. Therefore, reflecting on some of the concepts could help understand the purpose of living beings and the purpose of life as a whole. Theories such as the Theory of Gravity discovered by Isaac Newton, Theory of Evolution discovered by Charles Darwin, early discovery of Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) by Friedrich Miescher and Quantum Theory by Albert Einstein, as well as the circumstances under which such theories evolved would provide a window in to the thinking about ‘purpose’.

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Great Teams are made through Regular Team Evaluations

Sir Albert on what counts

We don’t get what we expect, we get what we inspect! Things that are evaluated get elevated! Therefore measuring team effectiveness and taking improvement actions based on the feedback   is an essential aspect of creating great teams.

In my blog post on the 7th of May 2014 titled ‘How great is your team?’ I promised to go into details of the 11 different aspects that make a great team. The first ten aspects regarding Burning Platforms, Team Alignment Around Critical Goals, Clearly Agreed Way of Working, A Great Decision Making Process, Information Flow is Encouraged, Great Leaders Don’t Mince Their Words’, Positive Crisis, Great Conversations, Radical Conversations and Regular Team Activities, have already been posted in this blog (please search this website to find the earlier instalments). Here is the Eleventh and final installment, Team Evaluations.

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