Watching Team New Zealand in action over the last few days has got us thinking about how they have turned their practice time into high performance. One of the team wondered if they were an example of some of the best practice we have seen so it seemed like a good time to re-visit this blog about what people’s actual definition of high performance is.
Most of us can tell when we are demotivated; when the job isn’t right for us, when the environment has gone bad or the boss is just not the kind of person you can work with. We all recognise those external factors that demotivate us reasonably easily. But what if the job is ok, environment ok and the boss is fine, but we are still not firing on all cylinders? No stress, not tired, but you aren’t operating at 100%
To paraphrase Dolly Parton; ‘sometimes its hard to be a leader’.The joy of leadership lies in chosing to do all those things that are hard at the time, and seeing the outcome of those choices come to fruition months later.So when you look at it that way, being a leader is only as hard as you want to make it.
When it comes down it, there is no problem with Introverts. Well none that can’t be solved by you giving us a bit of energy, not taking tasks so personally, saying what you are really thinking and remembering that its not really conflict! This blog explores the habits of introverts from an Extroverts (tongue in cheek perspective)
A lot of organisations claim to have put effort into a coaching culture, but when we look at them we find that many have trained a few managers to be internal coaches and others have rolled out a coaching model at the management level. In our view these essentially miss the definition of the word culture, which to us means ‘how we do things around here’. Unless everyone is engaged in it, it’s not cultural. In this blog we explore how Altris deliver coaching culture projects and raise engagement in a Kenexa survey