How to Improve Team Performance with Accountability

Category: accountability

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How to Improve Team Performance with Accountability

Leaders have a huge challenge when it comes to accountability. They must both visibly model personal accountability and instill accountability in their team members. This can be especially challenging when team members...

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I Hope Business Is Slow Today

“I hope business is slow today” is a constant theme that is present in many organizations.  This theme is about individuals, employee, and managers who do not understand or fully realize the...

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Six Factors To Drive Motivation and Productivity

My daughter is preparing to run her third marathon this fall.   A person preparing for a marathon – or any race for that matter – must make the necessary efforts and sacrifices...

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Produce Results: Mining Precious Ore

This past weekend I toured the world’s largest strip mine operation. I continually heard the word “produce” repeated over and over again.  I was told how much ore is “produced” each day...

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Scoring Employee Performance Is Better Than The Annual Performance Appraisal

“When performance is measured, performance improves; when performance is measured and reported back, the rate of improvement accelerates.” –Thomas S. Monson While working in the publishing industry Thomas S. Monson discovered that...

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Scorekeeping and Leaderboards to Drive Performance

Developing and testing new business simulations at CMOE is always a lot of fun.  It’s a time when the CMOE staff gets free lunches, prizes, and the opportunity to meet countless new...

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Competition, Scoreboards, and Scorecards

Are you a sports fan?  Have you ever been part of a game where competition was very high, where emotions are running high and you can feel the palpable tension in the...

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Does Your Team Fix Broken Processes?

Working in teams and across functions can often be complex and challenging.  If you’re like most teams, you have certain processes that you are supposed to follow (guidelines, operating rules, specific forms...

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Why Can’t I Achieve My Goals?

All my life exercise and sports have been a huge part of who I am. As I got older and entered into the “real” world of work, family, and other responsibilities, I...

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The Decorator Crab – Do You Blend in or Stand Out at Work? Part 2

Read Part One here: Finding a Positive Work Environment Part Two: Standing Out at Work There are employees in the work environment who, like this crab, act in a survival mode. They...

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