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June 22, 2011Performance-driven, Values-based Leadership, Part 1: Defining the Playing Field

Several years ago, I witnessed a group of kids playing soccer in the street. They started right into the game without discussing where the goals were or the sidelines were (the curb? The first line of bushes? The busted down car in the street?). The game started with a lot of enthusiasm. Within a few […]

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June 2, 2011Need to better manage performance

How to get through your performance management system in only 5 questions Forget the damn performance management system already.  You’re resisting filling out the 5-, 9- or 15 page documents on each of the 5 or 10 or 20 team members that report to you.  “It’s so much paper,” you say “Can we shorten it?  […]

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April 18, 2011Leaders challenge their own mental models.

Leaders are responsible for generating results, or Outcomes, as illustrated in the Thinking-Action-Outcomes™ model below.  Those results are determined by the Actions that leaders take.  Hence, most leaders and management development courses focus their attention on technique and actions – more effective ways to set goals, feedback and coaching tactics, how to inspire people or how […]

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April 18, 2011Just Lead Dammit!

One of the fundamental challenges facing many, if not most, organizations today is that leaders don’t lead.  They may guide.  They may supervise.  They may organize.  They may keep people within specific boundaries or to work within prescribed rules, policies and procedures. But, they don’t lead! And, this challenge is compounded by the host of […]

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April 11, 2011Understanding: Succession Planning and Talent Management

Succession Planning and Talent Management WWCG works with our clients to develop the strategies, systems and processes to help our clients ensure they get the right people with the right capabilities and values into the right job role at the right time both now and in the future. We help ensure our clients have a […]

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April 11, 2011Understanding: Performance-Driven, Values Based Leadership

Values Based, Performance-Driven Leadership WWCG works with our clients to design and deliver core and custom leadership development programs that help leaders – from frontline supervisors to C-level officers — engage the organization and lead more effectively. Leader Development Effective leadership is THE key above all others to navigating the whitewater. In today’s rapidly changing […]

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April 11, 2011Understanding: Change Leadership

Change Leadership Our goal is to help our clients achieve long-term, sustainable growth and profitability through continuous improvement and large-scale organizational change. To that end, we provide a broad range of management consulting and training and development services designed to help our clients cope with and take advantage of the turbulence they face in the […]

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April 8, 2011Leaders Practice Performance-Driven, Values-Based Leadership(tm)

True leaders are responsible for both WHAT (Performance-driven) gets done and HOW (Values-based) those results are accomplished.  They create value for the organization, its owners and its employees AND they do it in a way that engages people and inspires them to perform their best.  HOW results are achieved becomes as important as WHAT results […]

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April 8, 2011Creating Effective 360 Degree Feedback: Our Thoughts

Over the years, we’ve developed some thoughts about how to make the 360 process work. They include: The focus of the process should be on learning and growth for the leaders, not creating accountability for the results. However, we must create accountability for following the process, but not for the numbers people receive in their […]

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April 8, 2011360 Degree Feedback: A Process That Works

Different organizations will have a different approach to making 360-degree feedback work inside their organizations. However, there are a few critical steps that significantly contribute to overall success: Step 1: Understand what’s important about your leaders’ performance as leaders. Step 2: Build the survey. The questions you ask must reflect what’s critical about the leaders’ […]

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