New performance model promises to deliver optimum performance
A new model for improving not only performance, but the lives of employees has been launched by breakthrough growth coach John Cottrell.
John Cottrell has always been fascinated by Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs where only 2% of people are supposed to be able to reach self-actualisation.
So what about the other 98%? How can we facilitate those needs being met to motivate those people to be more, achieve more and be happier?
Many big corporates say that they recruit the best for their senior roles but are those people among the 2% reaching the ‘self-actualised state’? And what about everyone else in the organisation?
If staff aren’t reaching fulfilment, how are they performing? Companies invest so much in tech, buildings, product development and recruitment but often only have a small allowance to invest in the people who work for them.
John’s theory is that there are two main areas that stop people from getting on in life and their careers –
- unresolved negative emotions and
- deep-rooted limiting beliefs.
He has designed a process to reset a person so they cast off the damage and all that remains are experience and the ability to grow.
How it works
John is a breakthrough growth coach so his focus is facilitating people through a process where they can achieve self-actualisation and become the best version of themselves, therefore improving performance at work.
The Perfect Performance Pyramid is a new model that John has been taking some of his clients through for the last 2 years supported by a range of tools that he is either qualified to deliver or has developed himself.
His Perfect Performance Pyramid takes individuals and teams through 9 key phases via 90-day alignment sessions:
- How do you align yourself with the values of the place you work for?
- Recognise and discard the unresolved emotions you carry with you (since childhood in many cases)
- Recognise and address your limiting beliefs using the Limits Wheel
- Stop running those unconscious scripts in your head – hit the reset button. What do I want? How does that overlap with what my employer needs?
- Fitness and fuel – address your physical tension and needs – consider how staff sickness affects the business you work for
- Remember how time flies when you are in your flow? As an employer, how do you match tasks to an employee’s flow for maximum efficiency?
- Engagement is the first level where the team come together as a group in this process. At what level of engagement is your organisation comfortable?
- Bring the team together in a natural rhythm of communication, planning, delivery and feedback – capitalise on the improvements and knowledge from previous levels
- At the top of the pyramid is emotional intelligence. Found more naturally in women, empathetic leadership is much more effective than confident leadership.
Multiple small improvements work together to create a compound effect on business growth. When you reach the engagement level having let go of the past, embraced the present as an individual and moving forward with your team in rhythm and in flow, it is not surprising that your results are better!
Christopher Watkin, the UK’s no.2 letting agent growth guru – 2 years ago working 6 days a week and only making enough profit to pay a low-level management salary attributes massive changes to the process.
In 2 years, he has increased turnover by 600% and makes 15 times the profit whilst working less – in fact, he could fit work into 3 days a week.
Working with John enabled him to realise where the issues were, changed his mindset and the way he runs his business. He now has more time with his family and is focused on becoming healthier.
“At the end of the day, John Cottrell has changed my life,” he says