A radical shift to capacity-driven execution forces you to face hard facts. It requires a level of emotional intelligence to honestly assess where you have limited to capacity to execute.
Facing Hard Facts Forces You to Get Real
The success of any consulting engagement with individuals or teams is almost entirely dependent on the ‘facing hard facts’ aspect. We prod, push and probably make clients a little uncomfortable. You must be prepared to be a little vulnerable and answer honestly. Not only is this vulnerability a bit of a therapy session, but we will have a fantastic platform to go to work building life-changing capacity. Facing hard facts will show you where you need to build metacapacity and functional capacity.
How We Use What We Discover
Once we have successfully rooted out the main capacity deficits there are two main jobs to be done. First, we must begin framing new objectives that align properly with current capacity. We look for quick wins and ways to get momentum. Second, we begin developing capacity to fill the gaps and enable more complex and challenging objectives to be set and met.
Questions That Are Hard to Face
We can’t squeeze our methodology into a quick sizzle sheet like this, but we can give you a typical scenario early in the process where you will be facing hard facts. We first identify a project or objective that you failed to execute. We then ask questions about it that might include:
- Did you really believe that you could execute the plan?
- What reality did you ignore at the start that stalked you and eventually killed you?
- Has this been a pattern? What other success assassins have you pretended were not there?
- Were you comfortable that you were doing the right work at the right time at any point during the process? Were there times when you had no idea what to do next?
- Do you feel that your ego is the most influential consideration in setting your objectives?