divide and conquer

There seems to be a never ending stream of thought on leadership, motivation, productivity, and the world of work. These all point presumably to one end point: improved performance. I’d like to touch on an approach that has been a consistent management style over the years. One that is often used when all else fails,…

stress and pressure

I’m a busy guy. My current job seems to be moving at a faster and faster pace. The demands to perform at a high level only seem to increase as time races along.  Suddenly deadlines that seemed far off are staring me in the face; multitasking (defined as frantic-tasking in my world) is the norm;…

What's Your Caption

For the past two years, we have shared our knowledge and experience about improving performance and productivity through human performance improvement, training/learning and development, process improvement, instructional design, human resources, communication, social media, leadership, or productivity. 2013 is our year to help you really blow the thought, perspective, and action of performance, up! And now we…

change

Inertia: the resistance of any physical object to a change I am a creature of habit.  I wake up at the same time every work day. I pack the same meals for work every day. I brew the same amount of coffee every morning (2 travel mugs), and they’re usually gone by  the early afternoon….

SHRM

This week is #SHRM13 in Chicago, Illinois, and with the number of bloggers who will be sharing their experiences this week via Twitter and/or their blog, Performance I Create is going to stall this week on new content to allow you plenty of time to read the #SHRM content. We will pick back up with…

witness protection program

“Don’t be a tattle tale Johnny…you don’t want to get a reputation for telling on others all the time, do you?” – said every parent to every child. For many years we’ve been on the receiving end of well-intended programming from the adults in our lives telling us to not tell on others. Who wants…

strategy

There is only one sport where every player contributes during every game. Not football with their 50+ man rosters; and not baseball with their 20+ man squads; and certainly not basketball with the last three players on the bench looking as fresh in their warm ups at the end of the game as they did…

Transparency

I want to see more leaders that are open and transparent like Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook. She recently published a book on women in the workplace titled Lean In.  As a C-Suite executive, an easy option would have been to stay quiet on the subject. After all she is damned if…

Blurry Business People

Today’s title represents the lamest excuse of all time used by HR “pros”  near and far. I’ve actually listened to HR Execs claim they have too much work to do and couldn’t possibly learn about social recruiting. Are you kidding me? They might as well have submitted their resignation on the spot. HR…it’s time to…

Bigger

January 2013, started off with a bang with our Bigger PIC-ture series in which each of the Performance I Create contributors detailed from their viewpoint what they felt the point, vision, mission, etc. is of Performance I Create, and based on that perspective what is it they are bringing for 2013 to our readers. In…

Stepping Outside the Circle

How do you get better? What is the Tipping Point in your professional life that allows you to breakthrough to a new level of performance? Does it come from within; or, are you the type of person who feeds off the energy of a team that is engaged and passionate about what they do? Enter Performance…

New

In the event you are itching to read new content from Performance I Create crew, stay tuned! January 7th is when we will be back on the grid. In the meantime, check out some of our recent posts: PIC – The New Team Our Holiday Present to You – PIC’s 26 Best Posts of 2012 5…