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Mar 22, 2021

Overcoming Adversity to Thrive

2021-03-22T18:42:15+00:00March 22nd, 2021|Performance Blog|

Few would argue against these being challenging times.  Almost all of us--either individually or collectively--are staring adversity in the face daily and seeking ways to thrive in this difficult period. A 32-year longitudinal study of children from 'at risk' backgrounds [...]

Mar 2, 2021

The Personality of Champions

2021-03-02T17:20:53+00:00March 2nd, 2021|Performance Blog|

Sports organizations are constantly in search of high-performing athletes who can contribute to a team's success. Predicting success in sports, however, is a daunting task. A recent study may provide some empirical evidence that high-performers or more aptly, champions, possess [...]

Feb 22, 2021

The 6 Factors That Develop Excellence

2021-02-22T17:32:07+00:00February 22nd, 2021|Performance Blog|

Those who achieve the greatest success in business, sport, or life consistently employ psychological skills and behavioral actions that optimize both focus and learning which enable them to successfully negotiate the inevitable challenges of positive growth and change. In contrast, [...]

Jan 14, 2021

The Leadership Qualities That Matter Most

2021-01-14T19:53:30+00:00January 14th, 2021|Performance Blog|

Given the importance of leadership, many organizations substantially invest in developing their current and future leaders.  They have thoughtful and effective leadership development programs that combine training, practice, and cultivation--all intended to professionally grow and nurture leaders. Like many organizations, the Unites [...]

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 [...]

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