March 12, 2004
Vol. 1, No. 10
Published Weekly on Fridays
By Leadership University
A Message from the Founder
Capacity, Capability & Potential = Performance
The key to high performance is encapsulated in capacity,
capability and potential.
Simply, in this model, capacity is the innate pre-wired ability
+ re-wired learned ability; capability is the amount of
knowledge, skills and ability that are created in relation to
that capacity and potential is the amount remaining of unused
capacity, which can be optimized at increasingly higher levels
as each layer of capacity is stretched over time.
Caveat: capacity is pre-wired, not hard-wired, yet for most
people pre-wired becomes hard-wired because they don't
"practice" with increasing levels of standing motivation (motive
energy or free energy available for application). As a result of
NOT learning outside of the "favored" learning system --
capacity is not stretched by increasing levels of capability
there is no re-wiring of potential to levels greater than
pre-wired components; if in fact, pre-wired potential is ever
reached at all. For most people, it is never reached, therefore
never rewired. It's not a bad thing; it's just usually the case.
Each person has to decide whether they intend to push their own
potential to capacity in whatever domain, for whatever reason.
We'll cover that in pages to come. The first "rule" if there is
one in leadership is that people "choose" their leadership
style--consciously or unconsciously. No one can choose it for
them...not a parent, a coach, a teacher, a leader, or a manager.
"People have the right to be who they are," stated Clare W.
Graves. There is honor in that.
Here's an analogy.
Assume capacity is the glass.
Assume capability is the amount of water in the glass.
Assume potential is the amount of space left for water in the
Now, what we are trying to do in performance is to create as
much efficiency and effectiveness as possible with each effort.
Effort is the only thing that most people control.
W. Edwards Deming identified 5 essential factors of
. Innate Ability
. Individual Effort
. Performance Match/Training/Development
. Variation in the system
. Variation in the judgment in that system
The one factor under control by the individual: effort.
The big idea is to create standing motivation (free
energy) which increases integral effort over time, however, not
just effort in a performance situation, but effort over time in
many performance situations.
In other words, practice or leadership activities; or action
learning with increasing levels of standing motivation to create
resilience across all domains, not just physical effort, but
integral effort using the relationship between capacity,
capability and potential to identify openings.
Over time, I'll talk more about these topics, but in the
meantime, if you have questions or comments, please drop me a
line, I'd be happy to include the answers in future columns.
Send email to email@example.com.
Thanks for reading,
Mike R. Jay, Founder
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