Tag Archives: Human Performance Improvement

Gaming Time Management: How to boost your productivity with game-based apps

It’s no surprise that Americans are obsessed with video games.  In just one year, (2013-2014) the time spent gaming has increased by 13%, with the average American over the age of 13 spending over 6 hours per week paying games … Continue reading

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Put Your Best Self Forward: The reflected best-self exercise

Do you remember the last time you were extraordinary at work? I’m sure you can recall several moments when your best efforts were recognized and affirmed by others. Memories like these create a portrait of our “best selves” and can help … Continue reading

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Energizing Your Team For Success

Every organization has that person; the one who is always first to make a negative comment or point out flaws when new ideas are presented. They suck the life out of every committee or team they are on. In my … Continue reading

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What do you know for sure?

Looking back fifteen years to Oprah’s 2000 commencement address at Roosevelt University in a standing room only Auditorium Theater, she told 675 graduates that “change will only come about in our lives when we welcome it.” As students, or former … Continue reading

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Coaching vs. Therapy

Coaching is a relatively new field and is undergoing an identity crisis as it seeks to define itself within the broad field of workplace learning, consulting, human resource management, career development and in many cases, psychotherapy. One essential question that … Continue reading

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Coaching Theory: Don’t put the cart before the horse

Coaching is all about doing –having conversations, using tools, assessments, making plans, following up and evaluating performance.  It’s not about theory and models and research, right?  Unfortunately, this belief is all too common in coaching and has led many experts to … Continue reading

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“Don’t Clap, Throw Money”: Misadventures in Employee Engagement

Is your glass half empty or half full? Having been asked this seemingly innocuous — but heavily coded — question several times over the years at employee workshops, I’ve developed a standard response: “You have a glass?” This generally stops … Continue reading

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