May 2, 2014

How a Blind Man Can See

It's been an exciting time for us as our clients use the AXIS models and framework to dramatically change conversations, leading to improvements in perspectives, performance and results.

We recently ran an AXIS cultural survey to help the CEO understand why his people weren't performing. His biggest concern was that, while they seemed engaged and committed, their interest wasn't translating into effective actions and results. 

The business was stagnant, the CEO was exhausted, stymied and stressed, and worried that they weren't even going to be in business by the end of the year.

Then the AXIS  Cultural Survey revealed two major blind spots at the source of his people's performance. 

He's been so busy running around reacting to urgent matters, that he's never stopped and engaged in the critical thinking essential to leadership effectiveness. As well, he's been taking the path of least resistance and doing the work himself rather than taking a bit more time to explain and delegate to his team.

In effect, running himself to the ground and trying to do the work for his people, leaving them out of the loop. Sound familiar?

Because he's such a nice, caring guy, no one has minded or been willing to say anything because they didn't want to hurt his feelings. 

AXIS helped him see the whole dynamics in a logical, productive way without any resistance or upset such that he could develop new practices to step away, delegate and trust more, and stop being the corporate mommy. 

Want to see the blind spots that stop you from bringing your best to your work? Check out the AXIS models. They're easy to learn and apply, and will help you confront issues you might normally shy away from. 

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