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Posts from the ‘Performance’ Category

3D Printers Brings Hands… and Happiness

Want the hand of a superhero? Now days you can with Wolverine... or awaken the source when you pull out your Star Wars light saber... or become Queen Elsa from Disney’s Frozen. According to the latest news, prosthetic limbs...

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The Employee “User” Experience

Design matters across all aspects of an organization, from products and services to processes and how we deal with people. And while relatively few companies do it well—yet—the spotlight of what great design delivers will transform the quality of the brand (i.e. employee and customer experience) across industries because consumers are starting ‘get it’ on a large scale.

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The Secret Behind Getting the Right People on the Bus

Looking back over 2012 (and ahead into 2013), I realize that my priorities have shifted rather dramtically. In the past, my thinking was way too small. It used to be that I strived to be the best leader with whom the people on my team had ever worked. While that statement seems really egotistical, it isn't.

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Self-aware Companies Win… BIG

The Gallup Organization has identified some interesting flaws in modern economic theory. Research indicates that false assumptions about human behavior have generated serious discrepancies between accepted theory and why people buy. The delta between the two makes a difference between companies who win and those who fail, or at best, accept mediocrity.

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What If the Unemployment Rate Were 70%?

Sadly, this statistic applies to some segments of the population. This week an article by John Kelly of the Washington Post reported discrimination in the housing market as it applies to people with service animals. A test by the Equal Rights Center revealed that about 1/3 of rental properties in the Metro DC area discriminate against people with guide dogs. Claims range from lack of availability to charging a higher rent to include the dog.

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The Meaning of Lifecycle

The debate about whether strategy or structure should come first is not a new one. And yet, I would say that the discussion is not material. The majority of companies I've observed experience a disconnect between their key strategy and structure… and completely miss the magnitude of how company and industry lifecycles factor into their potential for survival and long-term success.

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Intent Shapes Corporate Self-awareness

Does your mission statement inspire people... or is it just a piece of paper that hangs in the lobby in a fancy frame? A few simple steps take you vision statement, mission statement, and values from from lifeless documents to the inspiration that breathes the very life into your company.

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Using Strengths to the Point of Weakness

Doug Hensh, founder of myHappier, revealed the 5½ Secrets of Resilient Entrepreneurs last Thursday when he kicked off Positive Business DC's Well-being in The Workplace speaker series. Doug teaches people how to become more resilient and helps businesses develop more engaged, creative, and productive workforces through his expertise in positive psychology.

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Positive Business DC Advocates Well-being in the Workplace

Positive Business DC is a group of like-minded professionals applying the science behind positive psychology, neuroscience, and neuroleadership to foster well-being in the workplace. We believe that how well one takes care of the people within an organization drives competitiveness and profitability, and that well-being can be taught. Learn how you can become part of our community.

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Motivating through Fear of Loss

The latest evidence confirms that Herzberg's theory: Money does not motivate people, at least when it comes to jobs that require critical thinking skills. (Lack of adequate compensation, however, demotivates and demoralizes.) Over the course of the last several years, neuroscientists have learned a lot about how the reward systems embedded in American companies actually work against us.

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