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When reviewing performance, coaching others, mentoring, or leading, we often focus on "performance issues" and this can lead to criticism, judgment and conflict, aggravated by unequal positional power in the conversation. Values-centered Leadership® and the use of The Vector Card removes these barriers, leading to "attunement"—a conversation between peers, grounded in a pure intention of helping each other to grow—without judgment or criticism and free of status and hierarchical or positional power. In traditional "performance management" conversations, we also tend to focus on a snapshot taken at a particular moment—the performance achieved to date, or the personal accomplishments at the time. From this freeze-frame perspective, there is only a minimal view of what the future holds. But inspiring mentors and leaders are deeply interested in passing the torch, in the progress of people—how they will grow and flourish in the future. The Vector is an indispensable way to conduct a coaching or performance management dialogue that measures the direction and magnitude of likely change and encourages personal development and growth—of both parties—an “attunement”.
Here is how it works: One way of looking at leadership is to appreciate that high performance anywhere—in our personal or professional lives—is achieved when we 1] attain great levels of effectiveness (Mastery), 2] Build great and inspiring relationships (Chemistry), and 3] serve others (Delivery). These are called “Primary Values”. We achieve these three Primary Values through, respectively 1] Learning, 2] Empathizing, and 3] Listening. These are called “Accelerators”. We call this combination Values-centered Leadership®—the “Torch” in The Spark, the Flame and the Torch, (Lance H. K. Secretan, The Secretan Center Inc., 2010).
This is an exceptional coaching model, and a valuable tool for leaders, managers, coaches, mentors and colleagues. Wallet-sized Vector Cards can be found here.
If you would like to evaluate the Vector 360° Leadership Survey, but do not have a Key Name, please send us an e-mail and we will arrange for you to receive a complimentary survey so that you can do so.