One finding suggests that “the influence of geographic factors diminishes as technology grows….only the imagination and initiative of leaders, and the hardy industry of followers, can transform possibilities into fact….and only a similar combination can make a culture take form over a thousand natural obstacles….man, not the earth, makes civilization.” Will and Ariel Durant
Therefore, we see that human factors are more important than other factors in creating a high performing human cultures. So, what drives the ability to enjoy a high performance human system? Know this, the synergy of innovation and execution will create something greater than the sum of their parts – and, this is the high performance we all seek.
What is your cultural operating system? Does it provide constant, gentle pressure to continually bring things back to your core values and principles? Can you speak truth to power? Do you depend on a handful of people to drag the others along? Can anyone hold anyone accountable? Do great ideas come to nothing?
Based on significant research on business operations, four crucial skills of a high performance human system were discovered. These include:
- Self-Directed Change – Are people continually engaged in self-directed change?
- Interpersonal – Can anyone say anything to anyone?
- Team – Can anyone hold anyone accountable?
- Organizational – Are leaders skilled at influencing rapid, profound, and sustainable behavior change?
As these crucial skills are embraced, the ability to innovate and execute soars. And, you will be better able to live your Godly destiny.