“The task of leaders is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already.”
-John Buchan

Most would agree that passion and purpose are the hallmark of a strong leader; these two qualities set them apart from everyday managers. These qualities inspire others, creating higher motivation and performance in the team.

One of the concepts that we coach business owners on is how to develop the 16 Cylinders of High Performance. The theory of 16 cylinders is made of the following four components body, mind, heart and spirit.  The “16 Cylinders of High Performance” includes:

  • Body (3 cylinders)
  • Mind (3 cylinders)
  • Heart (5 cylinders)
  • Spirit (5 cylinders)

Too often, businesses have managers that only focus on the 6 cylinders model – hiring with the expectation of having the team member “show up” (body) and to perform the task at hand (mind).  Alternatively, a great leader is able to tap into all four components – body, mind, heart and spirit. When the team member is operating at all 16 cylinders and the other two components – heart and spirit – are encouraged amazing results happen.

What do leaders do to tap in to the heart and spirit of the individual team members?

Great leaders bring a contagious level of passion and purpose to their environment. It is a positive energy that inspires individual team members to also find passion and purpose for their work and contributions. Very powerful!