High Performance Teams

15
Sep

New Performance Discussion Toolbox for Managers

A few weeks ago, in our blog titled “Hottest Trends in Performance Management – TREAD CAREFULLY!“, we touched on the New Performance Discussion Toolbox for Managers. We had a few individuals reach out to understand better what might be included in this toolbox, and we wanted to share this with you. What Managers need in the New Performance Discussion Toolbox

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29
Aug

Hottest Trends in Performance Management – TREAD CAREFULLY!

In recent years, we have seen some organizations rush to re-create their NEW Performance Management System (PMS) or something similar, straight off the Harvard Business Review press that discusses the negatives of old school performance management systems. In doing so however, you need to tread carefully. Don’t throw out the baby with the bath water! To use a phrase from many

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18
May

The Generation Game

We all know the generational stereotypes, the Veterans (born before 1945) are fossilized with their command and control style, the Baby Boomers (46-64) are narcissistic and place huge importance on loyalty, Gen X (65-80) are slackers with their work life balance mantra and the Millennials (80-2000) tend to come off the worst of all as the most entitled generation, the

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7
Mar

Think You Want a Culture of Accountability?

So you think you want a culture of accountability? Well that’s great! There is a significant amount of evidence that organizations with accountable people have higher engagement and performance; simply Google “link between accountability and performance” and you will have over 100,000 articles to validate this point. But let’s assume your “gut” instinct is already there, and the promise of

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8
Jan

What Marathons Have to do with Managing Change?

Imagine yourself sitting around the leadership table, discussing why such a small change (insert any change here) feels like such a huge change to your team. Why are they not seeing the benefits that are so apparent to you? Why are they not just accepting and moving forward the way you are? Leaders are often flabbergasted at the reaction they

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1
Nov

HPT – High Performing Teams Are No Myth

I owe much of my discipline and work ethic to my early football experiences. I know many people may not relate, but the grid-iron taught me more than how to compete in sport. The most successful team I played on was my senior varsity team, which went to the provincial championships. Our success was not just a factor of collective

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1
Oct

Hard Knock Lessons on Cost Effective Hiring

I am writing this article because I heard a story over the weekend that mirrored one to my own experiences, and I wanted to make sure that others could learn from it so that we do not keep repeating the same hiring mistakes. My story began like this… When we finally parted ways, both of us were relieved. Eighteen months

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19
Jan

Corporate Universities

The clarion call is loud and clear, “as talent becomes the primary source of competitive advantage, companies must excel at attracting, developing and retaining the talent they need”.  And the good news is… corporate universities are emerging as a major vehicle to confront shrinking talent pools. Corporate Universities: An Engine for Human Capital We recently completed a research review of Corporate

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1
Jan

Managing the Impact of Change

Managing the Impact of Change | We formed Lighthouse NINE Group to help organizations improve their performance. Through our work, we are acutely aware that nothing creates leadership insomnia more than the strain of dealing with change. At Lighthouse NINE Group, we emphasize a grass-roots approach to managing change, where employee engagement is critical to success. We believe this is the best

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19
Dec

What’s In It For Me?

I love puzzles – I get a real kick out of seeing the pieces and patterns come together. My recent experience (aka obsession) with the game Two Dots TM has helped show me how different generations respond so differently to the same reward. Me, I like to prove that I’ve mastered each level by achieving the goal level three times before

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