HighPer 7 podcast

The Science of High Performance

How can bumblebees fly? How does a 100,000 ton aircraft carrier float? How can some people perform at such a high level? Just because we do not understand why something happens doesn’t mean there isn’t a scientific reason for it. It may be easy to say some things are based…

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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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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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Functional Reserve Part 2: Managed Competition

Competition exists all around us. You see it many different ways. As soon as the boarding group is called at the airport, people start to nudge forward, attempting to reach the front of the line, even though all groups will eventually leave the ground at the same time. Is this…

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