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High-performance is a matter of being, not just doing

It is interesting to me the way in which words acquire potency and meaning beyond their original definition. Take performance for example. In the dictionary you will see something like this: 1. A display of exaggerated behaviour or a process involving a great deal of unnecessary time and effort; a fuss. 2. The action or …

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High performing teams need balance

I read an interesting article today that quoted a UCLA neuroscientist who says that social skills are a multiplier that enables the harnessing of analytical skills, intelligence and competence.  This person says that well-connected teams who have good social interactions will work together to compliment the strengths and weaknesses of the team, achieving far more …

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Providing leadership in bringing your corporate values to life – Part Two

In the January 24 post we talked about what it takes to have your company values really be alive, have them be expressed in people’s actual behaviours. I promised that I would say more about the four areas to attend to in managing the creation and maintenance of a values-based culture and in the last …

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