Plastic Vector Cards: A handy and portable tool for practicing Values-Centered Leadership®, anywhere — on the go, or in the office.
A vector is defined as a quantity, such as velocity, completely specified by a magnitude and a direction.
When reviewing performance, coaching others, mentoring, or leading, we often focus on the “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.