One tip for unlocking the potential performance of your organization, individual, or group of employees, is to "declare the future". This essentially means to lay out a direction for a greater vision which becomes a very powerful tool that can engage and energize others into working towards that vision with passion. An example of "declaring the future" could be: "I want to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade". It creates a focus for planning as well as a time frame in order to stay organized and work in unison towards that goal. This type of process takes some courage since one does not really know if one can get there or not. It also requires balance in setting, since it's a stretch, yet it needs to be possible.