Speed

A results-multiplier for learning leaders

By Brent Filson - 7/10

For years, I've taught leaders of all ranks and functions worldwide processes to help them achieve more results faster continually. 

Each one of those words — "more", "faster," "continually," are critical. When you understand their true meaning, and how that meaning relates to your daily challenges, the power of your learning leadership will be dramatically increased.

For instance, let's examine the concept of "faster."

Speed is a results-multiplier. When you are not only getting results but getting results faster, you can tap into a new results motherlode.  However, many leaders misunderstand speed. They think that to get results faster, they must speed things up — doubling the drum beats per minute for the galley rowers. But speeding things up is often the WORST way to go faster.

The right way to speed up is often to first slow down. Getting speed is usually the result of getting different parts working together more efficiently or differently — or finding new parts altogether.

To do that, you have to slow down. Slow down and look at what you want to get done faster. See the parts in the whole. Improve each part for speed. Improve their interaction for speed.

In addition, understand that speed is fundamentally a leadership dynamic. If you are not getting the speed you want, look first to faulty leadership. Draw a leadership map for speed. Who are the people you need as your cause leaders that will help achieve more speed? Win them to your cause. Get them to commit to specific leadership actions that they will take to make speed happen.  Institute evaluation and monitoring systems.

Finally — and this is especially important in your role as learning leader — see speed as a cross-functional issue. When I helped a company get speed in its order-to-remittance cycle, we had to engage a number of leaders in a variety of functions: sales, marketing, administration, supply chain, technology, and manufacturing. Getting cause leaders in every one of those functions then getting the cause leaders to work together as a unit was a function of strong learning leadership.

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Business Results:

Leadership is too important for the advancement of your client’s job performances and careers and also for the success of your company to have leadership development simply fulfill training objectives. For the past 22+ years, I’ve been helping leaders of all ranks and functions worldwide get great business results.

"Brent Filson knows how to help others get results! His programs are proven in a variety of settings including industry, government, non-profit and the military proving that the way he practices and coaches leadership can work for any organization willing to invest the time and energy necessary to influence their people to produce at their highest productivity levels.”
—Joe Javorski, Director, Worldwide Staffing, Analog Devices

Total Systems Solutions:

I can also help you help your leaders develop and execute unique, customized, total-solution systems for every function of your business. http://www.actionleadership.com/Leadership_Training.cfm

“One of the key components of Brent’s methodologies is their tremendous value in driving monumental change through the leadership of others in the matrix supporting your cause. The actions of developing cause leaders has allowed ordinary teams in my organization to achieve extraordinary results.”
—Robert Cancalosi, Global General Manager, General Electric Medical

Lots Of Help On My Web Site:

On my web site, http://www.actionleadership.com you’ll find many of my books, articles, interviews, course descriptions, and instruction methodologies that will help you in many ways boost your job performance and advance your career by helping your clients get the right results in the right ways.

Best wishes,

Brent Filson
Brent Filson
413-458-4403
http://www.actionleadership.com