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Leadership Insights from the Pan Am Games

Leadership Insights from the Pan Am Games

Performance…it seems these days this word tends to be on most people’s minds–whether in business, politics, or, yes, even sports. Performance is one of those terms that has become generic in our culture. In most organizations, performance usually falls somewhere in the area of performance management systems, operational efficiencies, and productivity.

Knowledge Worker: That Other Mission Statement

Knowledge Worker: That Other Mission Statement

Because knowledge workers exercise a great deal of discretion in their work, it has become exceedingly important to management for knowledge workers to be energized and committed to the organization and to the work they do for it. In a word, they should be “engaged.”

Responses to Being Fired, Axed, Dropped, Laid Off, Let Go, Separated, Canned, Terminated, Pink-Slipped, Redundant, Downsized, and so on

Responses to Being Fired, Axed, Dropped, Laid Off, Let Go, Separated, Canned, Terminated, Pink-Slipped, Redundant, Downsized, and so on

There is no nice or humane way to fire anyone. Of course, there are some adjustments that would make it less mean-spirited and heartless: do not use robocall; do not hide the dastardly deed by making it past working hours; be less mechanical, legalistic, and cold in communicating the unhappy news; and instruct the security guards not to treat and escort the employee as a stapler-stealing criminal to the parking lot.

Rethinking, Revisiting, Reimagining Performance Improvement: Toward Maturity in Performance Improvement Solutions

Rethinking, Revisiting, Reimagining Performance Improvement: Toward Maturity in Performance Improvement Solutions

Performance improvement and performance opportunity–driven activities are typically undertaken by organizations to alleviate or attenuate hurdles within the organization and to create value. The lens adopted to improve performance is varied with no single accepted definition and generally undertaken along with myriad strategies and tactics to enhance performance.

Evaluate an Organization’s Readiness for E-Learning

Evaluate an Organization’s Readiness for E-Learning

The need for quality assurance in online training for corporate users became pressing with the rapid increase in reliance on the online modality over the past two decades (Zhang, 2013). There is increasing concern among researchers regarding the inadequacy of e-learning evaluation in the private sector, primarily in the alignment of e-learning effectiveness with the financial goals of the organization (Driscoll, 2002; O’Connor, 2006).

The Sin of Pride

The Sin of Pride

In the course of many years of consulting work, I have developed a pet peeve about how some of my colleagues view their role and their expertise. I first realized this when one of my peers hauled in a monumental stash of data and models about a client. She had done a first-rate job of finding and modeling the details of how this particular business worked, so much so that one of our partners said, “You know more about that business than the people working there!”

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?

Operationalizing the One Society Initiative

Operationalizing the One Society Initiative

This article will provide a short overview of the One Society initiative, giving you a brief history, the current state, and the desired future state that ISPI leadership at all levels is working toward. This is a call to action for all chapter members of the Society to engage in One Society and enable ISPI to build a robust, global community of practice among members at all levels.