WEBINAR – RAISING DRAGONS: What Game of Thrones Teaches Us About Performance Coaching and Building Teams

Kris Dunn Culture, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, Employee Engagement, HR, Kris Dunn, Performance, Webinar

“Winter is Coming.” “You Win or You Die.” “You Know Nothing, Jon Snow.” If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you know these quotes as parts of iconic conversations from your favorite series. If you’re not a fan of the series (TV or book), you still likely recognize these quotes as fodder from a series that’s made a friend a bit too …

3 Ways To Create Your Own Warrior Team

Kathy Rapp Change, Coaching, Culture, HR, HR & Sports, in the news, Innovation, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Organizational Development, Performance, Recruiting, Sports

On April 13th, the Golden State Warriors made history with their 73rd win for the season.  In just a bit over 5 years they’ve gone from trash to cash, literally quadrupling the $450 million dollar investment led by Joe Lacob, a partner in the Silicon Valley VC firm, Kleiner Perkins. Lacob, and a number of his VC friends, will tell …

AVERAGE RESULTS: The Problem Is Probably You – Not Your Employee…

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Performance, Uncategorized

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in a career of being a manager/coach (both in corporate America and in sports), it’s that when I’m not satisfied with the results I’m getting, I almost always should have changed what I was doing earlier. Flat results + doing the same thing = more flat results. Why do we keep doing the same …

PREACH IT: March Madness Means Half Your Employees Are Back to Mailing It In…

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Coaching, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, Employee Engagement, FOT Reads, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kris Dunn, Performance, T+D, The HR Profession

It’s mid-March in the United States. That means the following things: – Some of your employees are about to get absolutely hammered this Thursday on St. Patrick’s Day. Green dye in the liquid of their choice?  Absolutely no problem. If there’s one thing Americans can do, it’s celebrate days that are centered around other countries. We’re Irish on 3/17. We celebrate …

From All Star To Unemployed: How High Performance Can Be Fleeting

Steve Boese HR, HR & Sports, Performance, Sports, Steve Boese

Lost in the shuffle of the recent NBA All Star Game and weekend and the trade deadline that passed last week, was a small bit of NBA news that many casual fans may have missed, or at least not paid it much attention. Here is the news that I am referring to: Boston Celtics release veteran forward David Lee, 32. …

Are There Unintended Consequences from Too Much “Social Recognition?”

Paul Hebert Culture, Employee Engagement, HR, Paul Hebert, Performance, Recognition

Many see business as a zero-sum game. I win. You lose. Only one top slot on the org chart. Only one “employee of the month” award. Today’s business is pretty ruthless and the stakes are high. There is no middle ground. There are only winners. And losers. And winners are winners because they are better than the losers. Right? Or …

Performance Management Economics: Regression to the Mean of Top Performers…

Kris Dunn Coaching, Culture, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kris Dunn, Leadership, Performance

I’ve got a theory I’ve written about before: EVERY MANAGER and INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTOR HAS A SHELF LIFE AT A COMPANY. What’s a shelf life? Shelf life means that you come into a new opportunity with lots of fresh ideas, and you’re engaged and ready to kick some ass. And you do that. Just as importantly, the people around you—the receptors …

Managerial Skill #27: Deflating Conflict Like Corporate Gandhi

RJ Morris Audacious Ideas, Coaching, Leadership, Learning, Learning and Development, Performance, RJ Morris

Talent pros across the country have spent most of early 2016 trying to figure out how to basically just keep up. Escalating wages, tight labor markets and (mostly) good economic indicators. All we have to do is recruit and hire, retain top performers, set the right compensation, run a comprehensive but affordable benefits program and make sure everyone gets along. …

The Key Ingredient To A Strong Corporate Culture

Ben Olds Ben Olds, Culture, Employee Engagement, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Organizational Development, Performance, Personal Brand

Most companies talk a big game about how strong their corporate culture is and how it shapes the employee experience. But culture is a buzzword that means different things to different people. What is culture anyway? One common definition describes culture as “the way people behave when no one is looking.” By that definition, “culture” influences how people behave. Therefore, …