In working through my new course, The Owner’s Heart, we had to understand what was required for an owner to have a successful journey from a life (and job) being led by others to picking up the capabilities and connections required to own your choices and your business as well. Just like it says here at [chrisbrogan.com], “you can’t own your business, until you own your life,” I knew that I had to explain how one moves from that sense that you’re not quite making it to that deeply-felt knowledge that you’re on the path towards what you want to accomplish. Today, I was thinking through what this looks like inside an organization, however small or large. What does it take to build a high performance training culture?
What does an Owner’s training culture look like?
Owners know that training is as important as eating and sleeping. You don’t just finish learning something and call it good. Training is more of an ongoing process, a discipline, a way to keep your skills and your knowledge alive. Training is daily.
Next, the difference between learning and training is that learning can be all over the place, while training exists when your learning is applied to a set path. You can learn some guitar, can learn a little Spanish, but unless you’re training to be a Flamenco guitarist, it’s just learning.
So those two ideas became the first parts of the cultural code:
- Training is a daily event, like eating and sleeping.
- Training is learning applied to a specific path.
High performance training is a matter of measurement.
There’s a huge difference between people who walk into a gym and “work out” for an hour versus those people who are there training for a specific event or set of capabilities. The concept of “high performance” training is simply training with the intent of reaching a higher level of success and capabilities than previously attained. It involves striving, finding new methods of learning, and connecting with new potential trainers.
- High performance training is the pursuit of higher levels of accomplishment and success with each effort.
Can this kind of training apply to YOUR workplace or you?
The easy answer is “yes.” I can’t imagine very many businesses (at least who come in contact with my work) that wouldn’t benefit from a high performance training culture. Who wouldn’t want to do their work much better, with more capabilities and confidence? The only place where I imagine “high performance training” culture wouldn’t make sense would be places that don’t really value the worker or the work they’re doing.
But then, if YOU are the entire business, or a huge part of it, are YOU looking at high performance levels to your training? Are you training daily? Are you putting your levels of improvement on an upward cycle?
Maybe now’s the time to take a peek at The Owner’s Heart. That’s stage one of a process I’ve put together to help you succeed at owning your choices, owning your life, and owning your future. We are definitely building a high performance culture there. Join us!