Performance Management Articles

Topics about engaging your employees to create high-performance teams and organisations

Why ‘Time Management’ is Just a Myth!

David is as hard a worker as anyone I know as a client. He’s not just busy; he’s keenly focused on getting the right things done. And it pays off — he is the largest single revenue generator at his well-known professional services firm.

Management is definitely not leadership

Probably the reason so many well managed Melbourne companies end up on the scrapheap is a misunderstanding of what leadership really is. And this misunderstanding seems to be commonplace throughout corporate Australia.

How you personally handle the Life/Work Challenge that impacts your Team Members and their Productivity!

The Importance of Life/Work Effectiveness Each one of us holds a set of beliefs and attitudes — a mindset — that determines how we interpret and respond to situations. That mindset shapes how we interact with others, and therefore it also affects the people we work with

The Fastest Way to Improve Engagement and Productivity in many Australian Organizations is to Stop Workplace Bullying!

Workplace bullying in Australia is probably far more widespread than most leaders imagine. It can become accepted to the point managers don’t even notice it, particularly in industries that by nature foster a competitive work environment rather than a collaborative one. Staff begin to feel that in order to get ahead they need to undermine … More

6 Ways to turn a Team of Champions into a Collaborating Champion Team

This is a common scenario: you were excited at having hired some very talented people and you put them together with some star performers in your company, but the results you expected just never materialize! In fact, you found that as a group they underperformed significantly.

The Importance of Speaking Out – Your Organization’s Survival Could Depend on It!

Organizations, like people, can get set in their ways. But relying on established ways of working and solving problems not only stifles innovation but can lead to a lack of perspective and moments of delusion – and ultimately the downward slide of the company

11 Essential Qualities for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners to Survive and Thrive in Today’s Business Jungle!

The pace of change in business is faster than it has ever been in history – and as globalization and electronic commerce wreak change on local businesses, enterprise and career survival is becoming a national obsession. Many businesses will not survive, so organisations want the best and are ruthlessly dismissing those who do not meet … More

The 7 tell-tale signs of an Emotional Intelligence Problem

Emotional intelligence is a major factor that will determine your success, or failure – In your business, in your career, even in your personal relationships. But it’s something nobody really likes to accept, or address – and those who need to work on it most, are usually the last to know! In my many years … More

Just look at the High Cost of Disengagement

At a time when companies are looking for every source of competitive advantage, the workforce itself represents the largest reservoir of untapped potential. When extensive research in Australia and overseas constantly show that only 1 in 4 employees are engaged while 1 in 5 are totally disengaged, how can companies address this issue and be … More

Never Give Up – 5 Quotes on Tenacity to push you Further

There are a great many characteristics that people often attribute to success, but none is more necessary than tenacity. Without determination and the ability to commit to the task with hard work when passion is quiet, most brilliant ideas would lay dormant and forgotten.