The process we use to map out our goals for the year. It is a mix of who we are and what we do and it touches on everything from operations to engaging in charitable work. It is the guide we use to bring the heart and the head together.
It's very tempting to take the easy path, the one we know best, but it's more rewarding when success comes from stretching into the unknown with support from your team. The comfort, learning, and panic zones are ones we jump around in all the time. We encourage folks to hang out between the learning and panic zones, which we call the Edge of Possibility (EOP). The EOP is a place you've never ventured into before, but are willing to go because you have the support you need. From this place our employees can stretch and grow in ways they never dreamed possible.
Most relationships are based on assumptions; assumptions that we think the same, act the same, and share the same goals. That's why we rely on designed partnerships to strengthen the bond between one another. With designed partnerships we clarify goals, establish responsibilities, and reach an understanding on how we'll work together and stay engaged with each other by re-calibrating when things don't go as planned.
It's important to understand how we're feeling and how we're doing in various situations throughout the day, week month, and year. This awareness tool helps us to appreciate that we're at choice for how we do what we do. Give it a try!
The Radical Responsibility Wheel illustrates how intention plus choice equals impact. It's about choosing to live an intentional life versus letting life happen to us. It reminds us that things may not always manifest themselves as we had expected and that we'll sometimes get upset about that. No problem. Stay in the moment, choose what you want to do from your heart, re-calibrate, pick-up and get going again. No big deal!
This awareness tool helps us to sense when we're feeling like a victim, villain, or hero. These three archetypes represent different roles we can play. We can be the victim, who feels helpless and incapable. The villain, who gains a false sense of power by stepping all over others. Or the hero, who tries to power up and to get power by rescuing others. It's estimated that 95% of our thoughts come from one of these three places. This awareness alone causes a shift from impulsive reaction to intentional response. Not only does it teach us what values are most important to us, it provides a structure for us to pause, reflect, and choose how to respond to situations from our hearts when things get tough.
Deadlines, operations, and goals are an important part of a company, but they don't define the people who define the brand. That is why we don't just review employees solely on their work. We see how we're living into Tuthill's values, creating flourishing families, and contributing to spirited communities. We also want employees to develop their skills so they can become their best. These reviews provide an opportunity to dialogue about how employees are performing as well as what they've learned.