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Decoding Performance Complexity 101

Decoding Performance Complexity 101

Barring the simplicity of the term “performance,” advocates of performance improvement would agree that it is anything but. Scholars and practitioners alike have attempted to outline the various factors that influence performance. The listing of several variables and equations within our literature that illustrate what must be looked into...

  • Instinct Hiring; Watch Out, It Works

    Instinct Hiring; Watch Out, It Works

    Not too long ago a number of CEOs were asked the basis on which they hired. As expected, the answers covered the waterfront. But perhaps the most outrageous was that of Richard Branson of Virgin Airways: “I hire by...

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October SkillCast: SMART Goals that Work!

October SkillCast: SMART Goals that Work!

The SMART goal framework is documented in more than 400 books, taught in countless workshops, and used by many organizations. It is popular, but it does not appear to be working. Research shows that most goals fail the SMART criteria--badly. In this session, you will use the "SMARTometer Lite"-- a tool for measuring the effectiveness of SMART goals--to analyze your goals. Next, you will learn how to write breakthrough SMART goals that create alignment.

  • Call for Applications: Recognizing Excellence at ISPI

    Call for Applications: Recognizing Excellence at ISPI

    Enter ISPI’s Award of Excellence (AOE) program for an opportunity to have your intervention, communication, research, or chapter project recognized for your organization’s extraordinary performance improvement efforts. ISPI’s AOE program is designed to showcase the people, products, innovations, and organizations that represent excellence in the field of performance improvement...

  • Call for Applications: ISPI’s Distinguished Dissertation Award Competition

    Call for Applications: ISPI’s Distinguished Dissertation Award Competition

    ISPI is currently accepting applications for the 2015 Distinguished Dissertation Awards. This initiative funded by the Research Committee honors excellence in student research. Three tiers of reward accompany the awards ($1,500 for first place, $1,000 for second, and $500 for third). Only doctoral dissertation research defended between May 31,...

  • <em>Performance Improvement Journal:</em> September Issue

    Performance Improvement Journal: September Issue

    The September issue of the Performance Improvement journal starts with details on the adaptation of ISPI’s performance improvement standards and models in Rwanda in an effort to initiate a human and institutional development program to strengthen local government agencies and the civil society, explained by Steven Kelly and John...

  • ISPI Headquarter Updates

    ISPI Headquarter Updates

    ISPI Executive Director Best wishes to April Davis who has left her role at ISPI to delve into field of Education. The ISPI Board of Directors extends best wishes to April in her new endeavors. As you might know, April Davis joined ISPI in 1998 as the  Director of Periodical...

  • ISPI EMEA, 2014 – Cultivating a Culture of Performance Improvement

    ISPI EMEA, 2014 – Cultivating a Culture of Performance Improvement

    By Carol M. Panza ISPI EMEA held its 12th conference September 25-27, 2014, in Warsaw. The conference brought together 67 participants from 19 countries, a truly international gathering of diverse professionals all concerned with this year’s ambitious theme–Cultivating a Culture of Performance Improvement: Agile Response and Tangible Results @WorkWorkerWorkplaceWorld....

  • Four Levels of Evaluation Programs: Receive a 20% Discount

    Four Levels of Evaluation Programs: Receive a 20% Discount

    ISPI and Kirkpatrick Partners have teamed up to provide ISPI members a 20% discount on selected Kirkpatrick certificate and certification programs.

  • Publish with ISPI and Share Your Wealth of Knowledge

    Publish with ISPI and Share Your Wealth of Knowledge

    Our profession is made up of the best and brightest in the field of performance improvement. Your contributions--extensive like a book or shorter like a PerformanceXpress article--are the resources used by universities, corporations, government, and many more to expand and build upon current thinking in the performance improvement field.

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Knowledge Worker: Employee Engagement: Enticing but Elusive

Knowledge Worker: Employee Engagement: Enticing but Elusive

A recent report from Deloitte suggests that organizations have spent $720 million in pursuit of this enticing but elusive goal and will more than double their spending to $1.5 billion (see the link at the end of this column). The same report also suggests that most if not all...

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THE Performance Improvement Conference 2015 in San Antonio, Texas

THE Performance Improvement Conference 2015 in San Antonio, Texas

April 24-29, 2015--THE Performance Improvement Conference 2015, Principles & Practices Institute, Certification Workshop, and Half-/One-/Two-Day Workshops; Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas USA

  • Great Things To Do In San Antonio

    Great Things To Do In San Antonio

    If you will be attending ISPI’s THE Performance Improvement Conference in April of 2015, you are in for a treat! This year’s conference is being held in exciting San Antonio, Texas from April 26-29, 2015. Delegates will stay at the Grand Hyatt on the Riverwalk.