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What Happened to Mental Toughness in the Workplace?

What Happened to Mental Toughness in the Workplace?

: I sometimes find myself smiling at these types of motivational quotes. Kept in context, they can serve as a source of motivation and perspective when we incur challenges in our lives. I have been fortunate in both my professional and athletic life to have learned firsthand what it takes to be world-class, and how to put in your best performance each and every day.

Accelerating Performance Improvement Through Stress Release 3.0™

Accelerating Performance Improvement Through Stress Release 3.0™

Stress. Who does not experience day-to-day stress, both on the job and in all aspects of one’s life? A reality of our fast-paced, complex, pressured, heavily scheduled, time-constrained, modern-day life, stress negatively affects performance in any and all areas of life and is expensive.

Back to the Future: Bridge Building

Back to the Future: Bridge Building

I came across this quote while preparing for a keynote presentation I delivered in Toronto last fall on innovative employee engagement strategies. Thomas J. Watson Jr. was the former president of IBM, his quote was from the 1950s, which is insightful now in 2015 given the great number of people who are disengaged in their workplace.

<em>Performance Improvement Journal:</em> October Issue

Performance Improvement Journal: October Issue

The October 53.9 issue of the Performance Improvement journal is filled with learning materials, tools, models, visuals, tips, tricks, and reviews that are great food for thought that will keep you striving for excellence. Below you will find the titles, authors, and abstracts in the current issue of PIJ available for download via the Wiley Online Library; access PIJ online from the Member Resource Center. To access, you must log in.

Call for Strategic HPT: Shift in Focus from Performance Problems to Performance Opportunities

Call for Strategic HPT: Shift in Focus from Performance Problems to Performance Opportunities

Performance improvement professionals are familiar with the various guises of flagging performance–be it high employee turnover, decline in market share, customer complaints, and so on. By the same token, indicators that suggest an organization is performing are increased shareholder value, greater customer loyalty, higher returns per employee, ability to innovate, and efficient business processes, to name a few.

Are Your Goals SMART or SCAMP?

Are Your Goals SMART or SCAMP?

Back in 1981, George T. Doran developed the goal-setting and achievement strategy called SMART. According to this strategy, goals should be: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely. For many people, teams, and organizations, this goal-setting approach has long served as the cornerstone for achieving organizational goals and objectives.

Knowledge Workers: Fixing those “Broken” Performance Appraisals

Knowledge Workers: Fixing those “Broken” Performance Appraisals

One of the oldest, best-known and most relied upon tools for managing human performance is the once-a-year or annual performance appraisal. Yet, there is a growing consensus that those systems are broken. In fact, they might be doing more harm than good. If you think they are just fine, I doubt there is much I could say that would convince you otherwise.

2014 Distinguished Dissertation Award

2014 Distinguished Dissertation Award

ISPI is proud to honor excellence in student research through our Distinguished Dissertation
Awards. This initiative is funded by the Society’s Research Committee chaired this year by Scott Casad, CPT, MS, MEd. The recipients will be recognized on Tuesday, April 15, during THE Performance Improvement Conference.

Is Your Organization a Human Performance Organization?

Is Your Organization a Human Performance Organization?

We often hear in our organizations terms such as organizational performance improvement, change management performance, performance measures, performance coaching, performance improvement plans… Well, you get the idea. I am guilty as well of using the word “performance” as most of us do, because it is our professional area of expertise. Do you ever get the feeling the word “performance” appears even more frequently outside our professional world?