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Energized by Inclusion

March 1, 2016 Affective LeadershipEmotional IntelligencePeer Powered PerformancePositive Deviance  No comments

Judge Hammer

Old school leaders aspire to the belief that
“he who holds the knowledge, holds the power

  The new paradigm is he who holds the knowledge,
and doesn’t share it, is probably guilty.

blank scoreboardWe would never consider a sporting event without goals, displaying confusing scoreboards or faceless time clocks.  Instead feedback is immediate, concise, compelling, and consistently understood by everyone both in the game and on the sidelines.

goal posts In contrast, many work environments are inundated with ambigui...

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Multitasking’s Pygmalion Payback

March 5, 2015 Affective LeadershipEmotional IntelligencePeer Powered PerformancePositive DevianceTraining  No comments

look busy it's the boss

Multitasking not only undermines our output by half and increases errors by 50% it also establishes an enduring expectation of frustration.  Once employees are acclimated to the idea that the “appearance of being overloaded is expected” then we are well attuned to finding our place in the pack.   We quickly adapt to “our part”. It is a part our primitive predecessors  perfected* we do as others do and soon believe as others believe...

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What is Peer Powered Performance?

November 13, 2014 Affective LeadershipAssociation InsightsEmotional IntelligencePeer Powered PerformancePositive DevianceSpirit at Work  No comments

Peer Powered Performance

Many people have inquired as to the purpose of our new Peer Powered Performance™ LinkedIn group.  In short we wanted to create a place dedicated to those interested in exploring any combination of systems that help to establish:

  • All-inclusive

  • Non-coercive

  • Totally-transparent

  • Collaborative communities

Peer Powered Performance™ is based on the belief that organizations of all kinds, for-profit and non-profit alike are far more effective and innovative when they are designed for the be...

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Emotions, Education and Engagement: Misunderstanding Motivation

July 11, 2014 Affective LeadershipEmotional IntelligencePeer Powered PerformancePositive Deviance

Feeling beings
  1. Should you send your children to the best schools possible?

  2. Are your new members suffering from “Relative Deprivation?”

  3. Is Self-Awareness part of your core curriculum?

I tend to be a nonconformist by nature which may be evident from my unconventional Red High Tops and cartoon style “Bee the Difference” illustrations.  Before I change my opinions I like to see facts and multiple sources to support new awareness.  The insights to the questions above come from Malcolm Gladwell in D...

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Should HR be Accountable to Employees?

July 9, 2014 Affective LeadershipEmotional IntelligencePeer Powered PerformanceTraining  No comments


After my June presentation to our local HR group several people asked me why I was not a member.  This article from the Wall Street Journal, Companies Say No to Having an HR Department  best expresses my reticence to joining.  I have posted more than a dozen articles concerning the evolution of HR to this group...

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