Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Making continual improvements (The Invaluable Cycle), part of Discovering Your Strengths (2012).
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
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 01/03/2012. What changed?
A: This course was retitled, streamlined, and refined throughout, resulting in a slightly shorter runtime. We also added new graphics and a new welcome movie.