Create a culture of Performance Excellence

Insights and tips for engagement, productivity and sucess

Enable innovation and high performance teams with a results-based approach to performance

There has been much talk lately about the problems with “traditional” approaches to performance management. By this, I mean the “old school” approach to yearly ratings, pointing out employees weaknesses and attempting to fix them. From a diversity perspective, the problems with...

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The Recipe for Performance Excellence for Managers

The Critical Role of Managers in creating Performance Excellence In this 5th and final article in my series on performance excellence, I will explain how managers can put these concepts into action. To re-cap and expand on what we have covered: First, come to terms with the fact that...

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Strategic Planning Sets the Direction for Superior Performance

Strategic Planning Sets Direction for Superior Performance In this 4rth article in our series on performance excellence, I'll now introduce the key driver of an organizations' performance - the Strategic Plan. It is unfortunate the strategic planning is often so misunderstood and underutilized. ...

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3 Core Principles to Improve Employee Performance

Set the Foundation for Employee Performance Excellence Continuing on with my 3rd article in this 5 part series on Performance Management, I will now focus on how managers can work with each employee to improve performance and move them to performance excellence. This builds on my first two...

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Performance Management Provides a Framework for Performance Excellence

Performance Management is the Structure for Performance Excellence In my previous article, I talked about the importance of creating a culture of performance excellence. And as I emphasized, developing a culture takes action! So now I will introduce the framework for planning and taking...

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Create a Culture of Performance Excellence

Create a culture of Performance Excellence Get out of the cycle of unproductive performance reviews by developing an organizational culture that embodies performance excellence What is culture? In general, culture is a set of shared values and beliefs. Culture develops in families and...

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6 Effective Communication Tips for Leading Change

No doubt you are aware of the difficulties that can occur during organizational change: confusion, fear, resistance..... I think one of the most important things managers can do is to reduce change resistance is to effectively communicate and help others understand the process. But let's first...

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Improve your leadership skills by reflecting on some "deep" questions

Are you achieving your leadership goals? As summer approach, I often coach managers and leaders to take stock of where they are at with achieving their goals for the year. I have written previous articles on the more “tangible” aspects of performance management. I do recommend that...

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Communicate to reduce change resistance, confusion and uncertainty

Managers must prepare ahead to reduce change resistance No doubt you are aware of the difficulties that can occur during organizational change. I think one of the most important things managers can do is to reduce change resistance is to effectively communicate and help others understand the...

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Build GREAT mananagement skills with our new 6 course subsciption!

We have created a new option for managers that want to build GREAT management skills! You can still buy individual courses as and when you need them. This is a great option for those that need one or two courses, and want to have permanent access to them. However, we recognize that there are...

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