If you’re ever talking about performance and you hear any of these phrases coming out of your mouth…
Or focus on…
…then STOP what you are doing, do an immediate facepalm and drop a coin into a performance swear box, like the one below:
(If you don’t have a performance swear box, you can easily make one using an empty baked beans tin with a handwritten label on it).
The reason the performance swear box is a good idea is because all of those phrases are irrelevant to understanding or improving performance, and in some cases can actually make performance worse. No one wants that.
In the meantime, trust me – replace the old performance conversation with phrases like these:
If you can answer ‘yes’ to these questions, you’re on the right track. Otherwise, at least a charity of your choice will benefit everytime you turn the screw in the wrong direction.
If you want to know more, have a read of my book Intelligent Policing, or flick through previous blog posts.