Sinker, Floater, or Swimmer
When you look at a performance continuum you find that all executives fall into one of three categories. To the far left there is a group (about 14%) who are either in a crisis or near a crisis. They are burning out and costing the team in energy and resources. We call this group Sinkers. On the far right there is a small group (about 5%) who are energized, resilient, passionate, focused, strategic, and agile – they have stamina. They come to work this way, they approach all their projects and teams this way, and they go home this way. We call this group Swimmers. In the middle is a large group (about 81%) who are comfortably numb. They are overwhelmed, trying to keep their heads above water, trying to make it through this week or this quarter, and they don't realize that they could be better. We call this group Floaters.
_Where are you on this continuum?
_Where is your team?
_How does this impact the execution of your business?
_What would be the economic value added of having more swimmers?