The ATI Way | Fundamental #5: Be Performance-Driven
We appreciate effort, but we reward and celebrate results. Set challenging goals, and then go after them. Don’t shy away from metrics or accountability. Numbers are the best tool we have to help us understand how we’re doing and how we can improve our performance. Holding ourselves accountable for results is a reflection of our commitment to our mission.
Being performance-driven is about a culture! A winning culture to be exact. A culture designed around the key assets that create success! You are that key asset! The more time you spend sharpening your saw and perfecting your craft the more performance-driven you will become. Each step you take can lift you to new heights or derail your progress. Being performance-driven programs your mind to look at things on a different level. What level of success am I at right now, versus what mindset do I need to achieve my goals?
Our company is successful because we follow that culture. We invest the time and energy into innovations for our growth. We have meetings that tell us the financial health of our business. Our leaders keep us informed, which allows us to share in the positives and negatives that drive our culture. We win as a team and we lose as a team. The more we can help each other the stronger we become.
We create greatness every day! We help people by teaching them how to be driven and measure their performance. We put strong processes in place to inspire consistency and growth. We make telephone calls to strangers without knowing what to expect when they answer. We go into conversations not knowing where they’re going to lead, yet have the confidence to know we’re going to promote a positive outcome. We are performance-driven!
I once heard a quote “If you think you can’t, you’re right! If you think you can, you’re right too!”
How you program your mind, and how you help others program theirs is what I believe it means to be performance-driven!