Tag: Performance

Harnessing Flow to Drive Outcomes

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By Hans Manzke

Remember back to a time when you focused on a particular task so wholly that time melted away. Upon the wildly successful completion of said task, you snapped back to yourself only to realize that the sun had set, your belly was clamoring for cheese fries, and you had 71 unread messages on the group […]

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How to Manage the Gap Between Vision and Current Reality

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By Chris McGoff

Peak performance cultures maintain a felt sense of creative tension. Peter Senge, author of The Fifth Discipline, says creative tension is the “gap between vision and current reality. It is a source of energy. If there were no gap, there would be no need for any action to move towards the vision.” Creative tension can […]

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Why Creating a Successful Company Requires You to Go Beyond the Entrepreneurial Mindset

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By Chris McGoff

‘”And it is my pleasure to introduce Chris McGoff. Chris is …” As a professional speaker, I hear myself introduced all the time. My host usually reads an introduction that I wrote, so I was surprised by my negative reaction when I was recently introduced as a serial entrepreneur. It wasn’t the first time that […]

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Where to Spend Your Time If You Want to Increase Your Power and Influence at Work

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By Chris McGoff

Leaders and employees who are ready to move up in the ranks see opportunities to get involved and make significant contributions all around them. To be successful, it’s critical to focus on the right activities with the right people in order to maximize your influence and knowledge. There are four primary groups you likely interact […]

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Focus on the Fewest, Most Important Requests Using This Time-Management Tip

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By Chris McGoff

“Tell me the single most important piece of advice you have ever been given.” As a life-long learner, this is one of my favorite questions to ask some of my most influential and interesting clients. I once posed this question to Rob Wiltbank, CEO of Galois Inc., which uses applied mathematics to solve difficult technical […]

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Build Brand Loyalty and Customer Satisfaction Through Customer Feedback

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With an unlimited amount of choices, consumer power is at an all-time high. According to Oracle’s Customer Experience Impact Report, 89% of customers began doing business with a competitor following a poor customer experience, which is why the customer experience has become key to creating a sustainable competitive advantage for any organization. So, exactly how […]

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Three Focus Areas to Create an Organizational Culture that Fosters Retention

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Employee turnover is a costly problem for today’s organizations. Finding and training a replacement is both time-consuming and expensive, and often, important knowledge is lost when a good employee resigns. Organizations that value employee retention seek out ways to build loyalty and engagement in order to prevent the loss of time, money, and knowledge. Here’s […]

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Six Pitfalls to Gaining Organizational Alignment and How to Overcome Them

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From ambitious start-ups to government agencies to mature corporations, there is a critical element that is often overlooked: organizational alignment. It’s the glue that connects leadership and employees, the organization and its customers, and strategy to the mission. An aligned organization is more agile and responsive to changes in the operating environment and is able […]

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