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How To Increase Your Performance, Pace, And Progress
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Val Wright -- Global Leadership and Innovation Expert Val Wright -- Global Leadership and Innovation Expert
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Dateline: Los Angeles , CA
Friday, August 07, 2020

 

At Xbox, my boss Don Mattrick used to ask this question every time we met: "Val, did you make more than a week’s progress last week?"

He would want to know what he could do to speed up how I delivered my goals, what was in the way that he could help move, whether there was anything at risk of not being completed on time, and what else I needed to do to improve the probability of success.

Ten years later, I have never had an executive tell me "We are moving too fast!" It is always the opposite.

The question is how to shift time to your advantage, given your exponential growth goals. Too often executives treat two-way-door decisions like irreversible one-way-door ones.

During my corporate days at Amazon, I learned that’s how Jeff Bezos categorizes decisions: either they are one-way or two-way, irreversible or reversible. It’s easy to ruminate on two-way door decisions when it is easier to just move on and experiment.

You have to assess your Performance Progress Pace (The Triple P) across your creative, technical, and business initiatives so that you and your executive team can have a realistic view of the probability that you will achieve everything you have promised your board and shareholders.

Here’s the tool I use with successful executives around the world, you can read more about it in my book Rapid Growth, Done Right: Lead, Influence, and Innovate for Success. Kogan Page, May 2020. It has already hit the Porchlight Best Business Seller List at #7 and various Amazon top ten bestseller lists in many countries.

Where do you have the greatest opportunity to strengthen your Triple P?

Dedicated to growing your business,

Val

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  Val Wright is a recognized leadership and organization expert. Working with Xbox, Microsoft, Amazon and LinkedIn, she has spent the last 20 years partnering with executives to accelerate growth and gain market superiority across the the games, technology, retail and e-commerce industries.

She is know for telling leaders what they need to hear, not what they want to hear. Leaders seek her out when they need to accelerate their business results, build organizations, develop leaders and create world-class people strategies. Val is a dynamic speaker who will provoke, inspire and provide immediate value to your audience. She has been quoted in Fast Company, E-commerce times, Yahoo.com, Aol.com, usnews.com, NJ.com, TheNetworkJournal.com and TechNerwsWorld.com.

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