October 23, 2012

Are you ready for ‘R’?

Last week we looked at the first letter of the word ‘PRIDE’ as a tool to turn demotivation into motivation. The ‘P’ stands for a POSITIVE environment. How did you do in that area this past week? Were you able […]
October 15, 2012

Can you put the spring back into a non-performers step?

 Yes, you can! One of the biggest challenges we all face when managing poor performance, is preventing people from becoming demotivated. The idea behind performance management is to help employees ‘pull up their socks’ and put a spring back in […]
October 8, 2012

If you believe, you can…? (Last Olympic Lesson)

Prior to that fateful day, 6 May 1954, everyone in the sports world believed it was impossible to run a mile in under 4-minutes. And because everyone believed it, it became true. But there was one athlete who didn’t believe […]
October 5, 2012

Have you taught your kids how to lose? (Olympic Lesson 3)

As Neil Sjoberg said in the BBC’s 60 Second Idea, “Children need to be taught that failure is frequent and normal, it is not the end of the world and we should all help this by a cultural shift in […]
October 3, 2012

Does practise make perfect? (Olympic lesson 2)

The answer seems to be a resounding, “NO”. Many people do something for 10,000 hours (like driving a car over the course of a lifetime) but never get anywhere near expert level (Formula One). Extensive research, in a wide range […]

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