What We Do
Iron Sharpens Iron
Promoting a positive influence in an environment that fosters openness through questioning, encouraging, coaching, and challenging each other.
Before making an important announcement aboard the ship a boatswain whistle is used to get the attention of the crew. A friend recently asked me for some sage advice on how to influence teammates in Active Listening. How do you get your team’s attention?
To start, the practice of “situational awareness” is very important; are all attendees present both physically and mentally?
Maintaining perspective is a skill that requires work and disciplined conditioning. Like any other skill keeping it sharp and perfected means constant training of your mind. Learning from others’ experiences, or indirect learning is a powerful skill that is needed to quickly solve complex problems and adapt to an ever-changing landscape.
Treat your mind as a muscle that can atrophy if not exercised. In the military, we used a term called Mental Gym to exercise thought in highly intense and stressful environments. For example to quickly calculate torpedo firing solutions while tracking enemy submarines or calculating the “Closest Point of Approach” while tracking ships in the open ocean to avoid a collision.
Advance Performance Partners mission is to educate through real life experiences, train to harness the value of direct personal experiences as well as the value of indirect learning from others personal life experiences, mentor to instill confidence with the power of team openness, and develop a culture of continuous improvement by disciplined after action reviews and feedback loops.
Advance Performance Partners inspire people to be leaders regardless of hierarchical position and build teams within the organization to work as a synchronous unit by designing a decentralized command that achieves all goals through a well-known, understood, and communicated vision.