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Doers Are Highly Prized Assets

Doers are the backbone of every successful enterprise, those self-motivated, high achievers who do the right things the right way for the right reasons. Typically few in number these gifted performers protect and advance the organization’s competitive advantage. These result-oriented game-changers provide the initiative for new ideas and the energy that drives productivity. Doers are […]

Valuative Coaching Upgrades Doer Performance

Supervisors sometimes avoid taking corrective action because it feels too much like parenting. Other times they withhold critical feedback because the childhood injunction, “If you can’t say something nice about someone, don’t say anything,” still rings in their ears. It is time to set these socially induced feelings aside and talk about a new approach […]

Accountability Is A Doer Trait

Leaders are running into a growing problem with followers, who will not accept ownership when a job is done poorly, but instead pile on the excuses and float the whole mess back up the chain of command. This phenomenon is called “upward delegation.” One example is when a follower pesters you with questions about how […]

Doers Are Tempted By Cliques

One of the first things a Doer encounters when he or she starts a new job is an intensive recruitment effort by cliques. Coworkers who hold a negative view of the organization will pull the Doer aside to warn him or her about whom can be trusted and whom to watch out for. Cliques provide […]

Time For A Doers Checkup

Striving for a better future by changing the way you live and work today can be a difficult undertaking for a Doer. Yes, being honest with yourself regarding the challenges you will face along the way is good for you, but it may also be upsetting to those who love and admire you and thus […]

Doers Help Control Rumors

We all love a juicy piece of gossip now and then. Even if we do not want to believe it, we still want to hear it. Unfortunately, those few who take delight in spreading rumors do not seem to realize that doing so may harm innocent people. Here is a real life story of what […]

Doers Respond Positively To Recognition

Leaders should be continuously providing evaluations and honest feedback, while addressing poor performance and inappropriate behavior in a timely way. Evaluations contribute to the overall morale of the workforce; the immediate feedback clears up confusion, reinforces excellence, and helps reassure people that their growth within the company is on track. When hard work is recognized, […]

Responsibility Charting Encourages Doers

Leaders are running into a growing problem with followers, who will not accept ownership when a job is done poorly, but instead pile on the excuses and pass the whole mess back up the chain of command. This phenomenon is called “upward delegation.” One example is when a follower pesters you with questions about how […]

Performance Feedback Empowers Doers

Doers expect their leaders to form teams and to act in a team-like fashion. If they do not see teamwork modeled from above, there is no inspiration for them to make the necessary compromises to work with their peers cooperatively. Organizations without teamwork at the upper levels develop a reputation for dissent, not cooperation. Doers […]

Doers Strive To Do Better

If you ask someone at Alcoholics Anonymous how they are doing, they say, “I’m in recovery;” meaning they know they are not perfect, but they are working on it. That desire to improve is what moves Doers through life: the potential of being better. The four stages of the Mastery Learning Sequence outlined below provide […]