Introducing Grow Your Greatness

We all have something we want to change or achieve in our life and I believe we are all capable of greatness. At Partners4Performance, we have created the Grow Your Greatness leadership coaching experience to help you.

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Grow Your Greatness

We all have something we want to change or achieve in our life and I believe we are all capable of greatness. You may want to…

>  Excel in your current role
>  Find a new role doing what you love
>  Launch a new career
>  Get more recognition for the work you do
>  Deal with what’s going on at work more effectively
>  Or something else…

No matter what you’d like to change or achieve, the secrets to success are the same:
1.  Get clear. Decide what you want and be as specifically as possible. The more clear you are on what you want to have in your life, the more likely you are to achieve it.
2.  Get perspective. Most people don’t tell anyone what they want or what they are struggling with and because of that, they don’t get an outside perspective.
3.  Get support. Very few people (if any) achieve anything great alone. Sports stars have teammates and coaches. Be willing to ask the people in your life to support you.
** Special ZERO COST “Grow Your Greatness” Coaching Session **

 

Do you have something SPECIAL, something important to change or achieve? If you want to drastically speed up your success rate, then I’d like to help you do it with a special one-on-one personal “Grow Your Greatness” coaching session where we’ll work together to…

>  Get very specific on what success looks like for you
>  Determine what it takes to get there
>  Develop a renewed sense of energy, optimism, and purpose
>  Create an action plan to make sure you move forward every day

If you’d like to take advantage of this very special, very limited, and totally FREE 30 minute “Grow Your Greatness” coaching session, simply send an email to coaching@partners4performance.com with the answer these questions…

1.  What do you most want to change today?
2.  Have you tried to change this before?
3.  What have you attempted in the past that didn’t work?
4.  Why do you think it didn’t work?
5.  On a scale of 0-10, how important is it for you to achieve change today?
6.  Full Name:
7.  Email Address:
8.  Phone #:
9.  Time Zone:
10. Check off the areas you’d most like to work on.
___ Leadership
___ Eliminate a behavior that isn’t serving you
___ Gain a new skill
___ Find a job doing what I do in another company
___ Get to the next level in my current role
___ Change careers
___ Other _________________________________________

Since I’m making this offer for the first time and I don’t know how intense the response will be, I can’t guarantee a coaching session for everyone. I’ll take as many people as I can and then start a wait list. You can expect to get contacted by me or someone from my team to schedule your session within 3 business days. If you don’t hear from us, it means we’ve received more requests than we can handle and if something opens up we’ll get in touch with you at a later time.

Again, to take advantage of this offer, simply send an email to coaching@partners4performance.com with the answers to the questions listed above.  The sooner you send your answers, the more likely you are to get a session. So send your reply now.

All the best!

And the Winner is…

As you know, I was having trouble deciding on a name for my business. This had gone on for a long time when I finally decided to ask my peers for advice. So last week, I posted a poll with my top seven ideas.

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As you know, I was having trouble deciding on a name for my business. This had gone on for a long time when I finally decided to ask my peers for advice. So last week, I posted a poll with my top seven ideas. Many of you voted for the top name and I want to thank you for that. I greatly appreciate you taking the time to read my posts and vote.

Before I announce the winning name, I want to provide a little history. I have worked in the fields of organization development, learning and performance, and HR for over 25 years now. I started consulting when I was in college and continued throughout my career. In fact, half of my career has been in consulting and the other half working within an organization. After leaving my previous company, there were some people who came to me asking for help with specific challenges. I started thinking about forming a company again and though of a name after about an hour of brain storming and research. The ironic part is that it ended up being the winning name.

So, what name did you select? Well, the winner of the poll was Partners4Performance. As you can see below, it received 52% of the votes. I will be developing marketing materials and asking you about designs over the next few days.

Once again, thank you to everyone that helped me decide on a name for my consulting practice. If there is any way I can help you, let me know.

Poll Results

Start-up on Wednesday, September 12th

The one topic I continue to struggle with is the name of the business. I have included a poll in this post and would greatly appreciate you voting for the name you like the best for my practice.

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I want to start this post with a big “thank you” to all the wonderful people I talked with. The advice provided really helped me hone my mission and strategies. It just goes to show how much better things are when you involve others.

The one topic I continue to struggle with is the name of the business. I have included a poll in this post and would greatly appreciate you voting for the name you like the best for my practice. You can also add comments if there is something you like better. I may repeat the pole with the top three responses and include any new names you submit.

To remind you, I am helping organizations gain better employee performance and engagement. I have a huge need to see people enjoy work more and help organizations become more successful through their people. When people are engaged, they perform better and enjoy their work more. What a win-win!

Thank you for helping me! I hope to have a name picked by Monday of next week. We’ll see how that goes…

Start-up on Friday, August 31

Yesterday I talked about how I’m starting a consulting practice and want to include you in this process. Today I want to provide a little information on the focus of the consulting company and get your ideas for a business name.

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Yesterday I talked about how I’m starting a consulting practice and want to include you in this process. Today I want to provide a little information on the focus of the consulting company and get your ideas for a business name.

I have attached an Excel document (the link is below) that has my current purpose statement and some possible company names. The purpose statement is a work in progress and will evolve as I get feedback from you and my initial clients.

Right now, the hardest part is naming the company. I categorized the list of names on the spreadsheet to make it easier to review. However, you may think of a name that is not on the list. Feel free to contribute your thoughts no matter what they are. My intent is to have a name that is catchy and professional. I want to steer clear of trendy names and have something anyone can understand, not just people in HR, Training, or Organization Development. And, (the huge challenge these days) I need to have an associated web address (URL) that makes sense and is not so similar to another that if people mistype it they end up on a site I would rather not send them to.

So this is where I am now. I would greatly appreciate your help with the purpose statement and in narrowing the list of names. Please leave a comment or email me at msabbag3@gmail.com. In my next post, I will have a summary of the feedback I receive and where I am with my business plan. Thank you for your support in my endeavor!

New Company Names

Starting a business

Although I have consulted for the past year (and for over half of my career), I am now “formally” starting a consulting practice. Yes, I’m jumping in with both feet. My first focus will be on helping organizations gain exemplary performing and highly engaged people. Over the coming weeks, I will be going through all the activities and challenges that come with starting a business. I want to take you on my journey and let you know all I am going through.

More importantly, I want to get your thoughts and suggestions. I guess you can say I am croudsourcing my consulting practice because what you contribute will help me make many decisions. As the days go on, I will be sharing what I am doing and asking for your advice. Please take a second to respond in the comments section, vote on a pole, or even contact me directly. My email address is msabbag3@gmail.com. With your help, I am sure this will go well.

Tomorrow, I will have a statement about the specific area of focus for my business and possible names. I will need your advice on the naming thing. I have thought about that for a while and have asked some trusted colleagues for their input but nothing is sticking. It’s amazing how hard it is to come up with a name.

Also, let me know what you think of the new look for my blog. Thank you for tuning in. I hope to hear from you soon!

Tools and Resources: the Link to Performance

Have you ever tried to complete a report while your computer kept crashing? Have you been given an unrealistic deadline, had people ignore your requests for information, or tried to find a missing file that is nowhere to be found? When you don’t have the right tools or resources, it is hard to perform well, let alone at the exemplary level.

When we talk about the tools needed to do your job, the obvious items come to mind. However, there are other tools that we don’t often think of which can impact performance. For example, I once worked in an office and had to walk to another side of the building when I printed a document. This walk took about two minutes each way if no one stopped me. However, most of the time, I ended up talking with someone. This meant that picking up a document could take 15 to 20 minutes of my day. If there were a printer close to my desk, I would have been more productive.

Thinking about the resources needed to do your job, you often need to work with others, access to information, allocation of budget, and adequate time. Without these, performance will suffer. The challenge with resources is that we don’t think about them until they’re not there. For example, I worked on a project and needed information from our VP of Sales. I emailed him, then called him, and then called again the next day. A few days later I found out he had traveled out of the country and he wasn’t able to get me the information I needed until he returned. This put me behind and unable to complete my report on time.

In reviewing the Tools and Resources factor, this seems straight forward. However, it is not always easy to address. For example, what if leaders are slashing the budget to save jobs and you can’t get money to buy a new printer? In the case of the Sales VP being away, how can you learn that faster and ask for the information from someone else? In situations like this, be creative to overcome these barriers. In my research and experience, I have found that exemplary performers never let this stand in their way. They find a way to get the tools and the resources they need to continue performing at the exemplary level.

This is exactly what you need to do. First, identify whether you have the tools and resources needed to perform at the exemplary level. Then, if you lack something, find a way to get it. I once used my personal laptop until the company fixed my work computer. I also have been known to go to every leader in a department until I received the information I needed (I learned from the Sales VP experience). When faced with a tools and resources challenge, think of it as an opportunity to show how resourceful you are. Never let it get in the way of your performance.