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FOCUS: The Forgotten Performance Skill

FOCUS: The Forgotten Performance Skill

It is said we are living in a time of great distraction. We are inundated with information and urgent requests that leave us feeling like there is constant competition for our time and attention. Most people start the day off by responding to text messages and emails, then look over their “to do” list, not really sure where to start. Often we ask ourselves, “Where do I focus?”

Scrapping Your Performance Management System?

Scrapping Your Performance Management System?

How do you manage people and teams to achieve their best performance? Well, more than likely, you use a performance management system established to produce a good quality product and service while achieving a strong profit margin. However, these types of systems usually refer to people in a numeric manner: “That’s Jane Smith, she ranked ninth in all her areas of performance last year.” I am not sure what these kinds of performance metrics say about Jane’s performance or what she is truly capable of achieving, but far too often we go through this process twice a year in our organizations and that is what we call our performance management system.

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?