Performance

Why Your Company Must Be Mission-Driven

GALLUP - March 6, 2014

At the heart of any company is its mission. A business' mission defines what it stands for -- its purpose and the reason for its existence. Mission declares the difference a company seeks to make in the world. A strong... Read »

8 Ways To Be Constantly Improving

Inc - March 5, 2014

The key to being successful lies in finding ways to be constantly improving. Leadership expert Lee Colan shares eight easy ways to help you build up your competence. Read »

1 Weekly Habit That Will Help Peak Performance

Inc - February 13, 2014

Most of us have the desire to be high-performing. The alternative is boredom and less personal pride. Entrepreneurs especially, with their names on the sign, aim high. Read »

The Complete Guide To Your Insane Working Hours

Fast Company - February 12, 2014

Why are we working ridiculously long weeks? Because of the way we measure work, our cultural history, and how constantly connected we are. Here's how we can finally break free. Read »

5 Steps To Optimizing Team Performance

Inc - January 30, 2014

Every company wants to tap the full potential of each employee. Often the best way to do this is not to focus on them as individuals, but as members of teams that tackle critical projects as effectively as possible. Read »

Motivating People To Perform At Their Peak

HBR - January 14, 2014

Almost all decisions, big and small, are choices between exploring new possibilities and exploiting old ones. When you explore, you select an option that’s unknown—or reexamine one that wasn’t optimal in the past to... Read »

Drive Performance By Focusing On Routine Decisions

HBR - January 10, 2014

Process is about action. When we talk about processes, we’re talking about everything an organization does in its ongoing operations. And so, it makes sense that in order to improve operational performance, many... Read »

3 Reasons Your Business Technology Is Failing

Fox Business - December 23, 2013

As businesses depend on technology to get more and more work done, the rate at which that technology is failing them is on the rise, new research shows. Read »

Anatomy Of The World’s Top-Performing CEOs (Infographic)

CEO.com - September 12, 2013

What do Jeff Bezos, Meg Whitman and Steve Jobs have in common? According to a Harvard Business study released earlier this year, they are among the world’s 100 best-performing chief executives of all time. To find out what... Read »

How To Address Underperformance On A Team

Executive Street - September 6, 2013

Feedback is not a popularity contest. It should be an objective assessment of how a person is performing. So when a person’s not moving, it’s okay to honk. Read »

The Best Workers Are The Least Engaged For 42%…

Forbes - April 2, 2013

More than a third of companies are so dysfunctional, the best people don’t really care about what they’re doing and the worst people don’t know that they are doing a lousy job. Read »

Yet Another Reason CEOs Should Care About IT

PWC - February 27, 2013

Study finds that companies where the CEO champions IT and is actively involved, from strategy through to execution, are more likely to outperform the rest. Read »

CEOs Start To Suck After 4.8 Years (Study)

HBR - February 26, 2013

As CEOs accumulate knowledge and become entrenched, they rely more on their internal networks for information, growing less attuned to market conditions. Read »

This Chart Shows Why Great Bosses Are Essential

Business Insider - January 7, 2013

The willingness (and ability) to implement the most intelligent management practices matters. A lot. Read »

Don’t Ask For Feedback Unless You Want It

HBR - November 14, 2012

Asking for feedback isn't always easy. But if you're going to do it, then make sure that you really want it. Read »