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Dec 22, 2020

What Effective Virtual Leaders Do

2020-12-22T13:22:03+00:00December 22nd, 2020|Performance Blog|

The COVID-19 pandemic has made virtual teams a reality in almost every organization.  Having proven effective, convenient and cost-effective, virtual represents a new team dynamic that is here to stay. New team dynamics require new leadership skills. With team members [...]

Dec 11, 2020

The Ethical Leader

2020-12-11T18:30:31+00:00December 11th, 2020|Performance Blog|

The advantages of being an unethical leader tend to be few and short-lived.  A quick profit, a deceptive use of resources, an illusory promise may gain an easy advantage, but those deceived are not likely let it happen a second [...]

Nov 24, 2020

Finding Success in Uncertainty

2020-11-24T17:42:18+00:00November 24th, 2020|Performance Blog|

In times of uncertainty, stress is inevitable.  Lacking a reasonable level of confidence in future events and their outcomes possess significant challenges to devising strategies, making decisions, and taking decisive action--particularly when the risks are great.  Taking no action at [...]

Nov 11, 2020

Preparing to Lead in Crisis

2020-11-11T18:14:22+00:00November 11th, 2020|Performance Blog|

In these tumultuous times, it is not 'business as usual' and it likely will never be what it once was.  So, what do we do?  Specifically, what can leaders do to successfully navigate their organization thorough uncertainty and crisis?  [...]

Oct 15, 2020

The Personality Traits of Innovators

2020-10-15T15:40:27+00:00October 15th, 2020|Performance Blog|

According to Forbes (2017), “when a company has an innovative culture, it'll grow easily, despite the fact that the creative process isn't always simple.”  An innovative culture requires innovators.  But how do we identify them, and once identified, how do [...]

Aug 7, 2020

Leading High Performing Virtual Teams

2020-08-07T16:23:48+00:00August 7th, 2020|Performance Blog|

With the explosive growth of virtual teams, the question arises: ‘what can leaders do to maximize the performance of their virtual teams?’  A recently published study provides some helpful answers (Mysirlaki & Paraskeva, 2019).  Data analysis from a survey [...]

Jul 21, 2020

Why THIS is the Time to be Optimistic

2020-07-21T19:31:00+00:00July 21st, 2020|Performance Blog|

With a pandemic running rampant and political turmoil at every turn, these are indeed difficult and uncertain times. The future is an unsettling unknown.  Interestingly, research reveals that it in times like these people become either pessimistic or optimistic (Rigotti, [...]

Jun 24, 2020

Focus Like An Expert

2020-06-24T20:18:21+00:00June 24th, 2020|Performance Blog|

We studied experts’ perceptual capacities to identify factors they attend to in order to dominate their domains of expertise (Schempp & Woorons, 2018).  Interestingly, we found little difference in the number of factors perceived between the novices and experts.  Experts, [...]

Jun 9, 2020

The Skills of Intuitive Leaders

2020-06-09T17:40:07+00:00June 9th, 2020|Performance Blog|

Intuition is a learned skilled and not, as is commonly thought, an inherent ability. Intuition is formed from two factors: a) extensive experience in an environment and b) expansive knowledge of the people, events and artifacts that influence that environment.  [...]

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