Q4 · 2016The melting point – executive performance transformation

Hello everyone,

At different times in our career, we are able to achieve the highest levels of performance. The true skill, however, is maintaining those levels consistently, without any detrimental impact on our effectiveness and productivity, especially in highly intense times with lots of demands, pressure and a changing environment.

We often see people failing under these circumstances: the business leader who loses their cool and gets disconnected from their leadership team, or – in even more dramatic cases – the executive who makes irrational decisions that destroy a company. Maybe you have come close to that point yourself – that one moment when it all gets very tense and threatens to come crashing down. If so, you’ve come very close to what I call the “Melting Point”.

That one moment when it all gets very tense and threatens to come crashing down.

We have reached the Melting Point when we are no longer fully in control of our thinking, our emotions and our behaviors in a positive way. We start to internally derail, to display dysfunctional behaviors and, most likely, to make mistakes. It becomes very clear that we are not at our personal best because of the perceived intensity of the situation – it has become “too hot” for us. This may even force us to walk away, because the intensity seems simply too much to bear. Ultimately, reaching our Melting Point stops us from achieving our aims and dreams.

Ultimately, reaching our Melting Point stops us from achieving our aims and dreams.

One of the most important success factors in achieving sustainable top performance in business is maximizing your Melting Point – so you can handle the enormous intensity of today’s demanding business environment, while staying in control. This isn’t just about managing challenging situations and coping with pressure. It is much more than that.

In order for you to reach the optimal performance level, you must go through what I call an Executive Performance Transformation with very specific stages. To give you an insight, you need to move from being “drawn in” to your role and then “obsessed” with it to become “ready for success” and, finally, to the ultimate stage of “playful”, where you can consistently operate at a world-class level.

You must go through what I call an Executive Performance Transformation.

I am about to finalize the manuscript of my new book, The Melting Point. In the book, I will explain these stages in detail, and give practical guidance into how you can go through this Executive Performance Transformation in the most efficient way.

The Melting Point will give you concrete insights into how to sustain a high level of performance day in, day out, week after week, in changing environments that are highly competitive, complex and intense.

Perform at your best with a lightness and playfulness that inspires others to do the same.

My purpose in writing the book is for you to start your own journey of performance transformation, so that you will not only maximize your business results, but also be most effective as a leader, allowing you to perform at your best with a lightness and playfulness that inspires others to do the same.

Happy Holidays!