This is Luman’s 29th year of working with leaders at all levels to create realistic, passionate, smart organizations that deliver consistent results.
And in that sentence you find an encapsulation of the Diamond of Excellence. Who else is teaching leaders how to build “facing and defining reality” into its cultural DNA? Or how to go beyond motivational tricks and techniques to building a team that is truly passionate and committed? Or how to produce decisions and actions over time that are smarter than the smartest people in the room? Or – the bottom line – how to create a cultural design that yields not good performance, not high performance, but what we call pure performance?
“We wanted to get away from personality-driven, fad-of-the-day teaching that yields only short-term enthusiasm…”
From the beginning of our work, and through collaborating with tens of thousands of leaders from hundreds of organizations and dozens of industries, we purposed to create material that had as perfect a blend of effective principles and efficient practices as could be achieved. We wanted something that worked consistently with actual human beings trying to collaborate, one of the hardest things people can attempt. We wanted to offer material that could bring out the very best of human nature in a team environment. And we wanted to get away from personality-driven, fad-of-the-day teaching that yields only short-term enthusiasm that is the equivalent of cotton candy – it tastes good, but pretty soon you’re feeling empty and just a little bit queesy.