High Performance Blog

Coach the Team First and the Players Will Keep Up

The executive coaching business is estimated to be an over $1.5 billion industry in the United States. However, many firms and organizations have had varied results. This is not an issue with coaching as a discipline. It is a proven method to improve the performance of people. However, sometimes the…

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Coaching Resistance is a Critical Culture Problem

How is coaching viewed at your organization? Is it something that is given to the “screw-ups” who need help? Perhaps it is a reward for the top performers and viewed as unfair that they get even more resources. Is it something that is done every now and then when things…

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You Can’t Perform in Your Sleep and Expect to Compete

Have you ever used the phrase, “I don’t need to practice this. I perform this in my sleep!” when referring to your performance at work or on the field? Research shows that automation of skills and abilities is actually a precursor to your falling behind the competition. If you are learning…

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Practice is a Necessity for Performance

Engaging in deliberate practice is one of the key differences between those that are good/talented/lucky and those that are truly great at what they do (and continue to be). Researcher K. Anders Ericsson talks about how innate ability and gifts will only take you so far. It might make you…

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The Importance of Measurement and Goal Setting

If it makes a difference, it should be measured. But, are we measuring the right things and setting the right goals to improve performance? Many of us may agree on the fact that setting goals is an effective tool in increasing performance. However, what type of goals: outcome, performance, or…

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Teams Satisfy the Need for Speed

Teams create speed, plain and simple. Why? Because they allow us to demonstrate our optimal performance because of others around us who are doing the same. It is this cumulative effect of expertise and effort that simultaneously delivers great results AND improves the future performance of all team members. So,…

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