Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Making continual improvements (The Invaluable Cycle), part of Discovering Your Strengths.
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Through years of coaching executives and employees, I've developed…a philosophy of improvement that applies to the business as well as the individuals involved.…It's a great framework for helping you understand how you can improve consistently over time,…and it's also a great tool for self-assessment.…I call this the invaluable cycle, and it has three parts.…Think of it like a triangle, and the three parts can be represented by…the acronym SAM. The letters S-A-M stand for systems, accountability, and motivation.…
Look at anyone trying to succeed in what they do, and you'll see the invaluable cycle, or SAM, in action.…By systems, we mean a process or pattern of performance.…In basketball, for example, there are systems that a player needs to learn in…order to improve. A way of passing the ball, a way of making plays, a specific…role based on positions on the court; all of these things are part of a system.…If the system is documented, it's easier to understand it and make improvements to it.…
The second part of the invaluable cycle is accountability.…
This course is one of a series of five Dave Crenshaw courses based on his Invaluable teaching methodology for professional development.
- Identifying gifts, loves, and skills
- Assessing personal performance
- Applying your strengths and talents at work
- Making continual improvements that impact your career