A random search for excellence

July 4th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Performance

Some beliefs are hard to shift – like the idea that strategy is hard and has to be done by clever and important people for instance – therefore not something that the workforce as a whole can be involved with. Or proper preparation prevents poor performance. Fail to plan and you plan to fail etc. […]

The Korean War, reincarnation and team learning

April 27th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Performance

Whether this is a sign that the coaching bandwagon has finally ground to a halt I’m not sure, and I know this is resurrecting an old joke, but it does seem as if team learning – like reincarnation – is making a big comeback at the moment. The plane above is the American F-86 Sabre, […]

Time to stop paying for performance?

August 25th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Performance

Here is Dan Pink chipping away at management, paying for performance and making the case for “There’s a mismatch between what science knows and what business does”. 18 minutes long but well worth a view…

The surprising power of feedback as a conversation

December 16th, 2008  |  by  |  published in Performance

Funny old thing connections – in the past couple of weeks I’ve been part of several conversations with clients that have each identified a new management technique that seems to work in all sorts of situations; whether making a difference to health and safety, improving performance or highlighting potential areas for innovation. This new technique […]

What are your choices in managing others?

November 25th, 2008  |  by  |  published in Performance

Despite several decades worth of books, video in its various incarnations, training packages, experts and assorted foot-in-the-door consultants; the task of managing others in a way that exploits their ability to convert their potential into performance remains an ongoing challenge. Maybe part of the challenge is the desire to find – or peddle – the […]

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