The 6 Benchmarks of High Performance Teams

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Our research* revealed six Benchmarks of Team Excellence: 1) Alignment: Alignment around a shared vision. If both of these Benchmarks are high, the team can concentrate on improving Results. Higher Commitment than any other Benchmark.

Why Are 2013 Graduates Considered Unprepared?

Chart Your Course

Meanwhile, of the hiring managers that are looking at 2013 graduates, the majority only plans to hire one or two this year. To learn more about using job benchmarking in your hiring process, read “Human Resources CAN Innovate with TTI’s Job Benchmarking System.”.

StrategyDriven Enterprises Partners with Xen Wireless to Form StrategyDriven Analytics, a Utility Industry Asset Management Blind Benchmarking Service

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven Enterprises LLC and Xen Wireless form StrategyDriven Analytics to provide utility industry executives and managers with asset management program benchmarking data supporting operational and investment decisions and fleet and individual plant performance assessments.

Recycling vs. Reinventing the Wheel

Let's Grow Leaders

change Creativity benchmarking creativity recycling ideas structure templatesRecycling is an important part of corporate responsibility. Recycle paper. Recycle soda cans. What about recycling ideas? I am sure you’ve heard such phrases in your organization.

Management Improvement Carnival – 2013 Edition

QAspire

In 2013, one of the highlights of her work was “ Value of Vision ” series. The Six Benchmarks of High Performance Teams. I have been hosting the annual management improvement carnival (organized by John Hunter ) for last 3 years and I am glad to be continuing that streak.

Zappos, Leaders, and Cracker Jacks

Let's Grow Leaders

Zappos has so many folks looking to benchmark their magic, that they offer a menu of ways to learn their playbook. May 2013 Leadership Development Carnival. Teaching culture has become a revenue stream.

Zappos, Cracker Jacks, and Frontline Leaders

Let's Grow Leaders

Zappos has so many folks looking to benchmark their magic, that they offer a menu of ways to learn their playbook. May 2013 Leadership Development Carnival Cross-Training to Strengthen Leadership Skills.

Retain Key Talent and Reduce Turnover – TTI Success Insights

Chart Your Course

Filed in Job Benchmarking, Growth Curve, Retention. Ensuring engagement and retention of key talent begins with job benchmarking. Depending on the tool used, job benchmarking provides the opportunity to determine the ideal Behaviors, Motivators, Acumen and Competencies that key talent should possess to be successful in the role. Copyright © 2013 TTI Success Insights. RETAIN KEY TALENT AND REDUCE TURNOVER. By Ashley Bowers.

Understanding How Organizations Can Measure Digital Success

Tanveer Naseer

Delivering on this promise has been a challenging activity that many leaders grapple with when measuring digital marketing benchmarks for success. The following is a guest piece by digital and business strategist Joe Wozny. Success comes in many forms. including digital marketing success.

Five Strategies for Hiring Success

Chart Your Course

The results were part of the NACE’s 2012 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey. It’s never been easier to find warm bodies to fill job slots. With the volume of social media and online networking and career sites, connecting with workers is only a matter of searching profiles or placing ads.

4 Ways to Change the Energy Conversation!

Great Leadership By Dan

Carl Jung’s division of personality types into introverts and extroverts still serves as the most prevalent Western benchmark of how we access energy. Guest post from Achim Nowak : We love to run personality profiles on our leaders.

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Leading Like Manwani in a VUCA World

Great Leadership By Dan

Participate with 30 leaders from your organization and you’ll receive a special benchmarking report to hear what your leaders candidly think about leading in a VUCA world.

Why Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer’s Slaying of Telecommuting Makes Me Mad – It’s Not Why You Think

Women on Business

set the example to benchmark by identifying and rewarding the types of employees who can effectively telecommute and be even more productive when working from home rather than punishing everyone because some employees are not capable of managing themselves. Last week, All Things D published an internal email from Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer announcing the end of all employee telecommuting, and it’s making a lot of people mad.

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7 Ways to Help Fix Poor Communication

leaderCommunicator

This benchmark provides the basis for comparing future research so you know what’s working well and where to adapt strategies going forward. When leaders call us for help with any type of communication, our first step is to understand what’s going on.

Three ways to be more influential at negotiating

Lead on Purpose

You’re thinking about this quarter’s benchmark. Guest post by Kurt Smith. Your palms start to sweat. You can’t remember what your purchasing agent said about your most recent vendor, but you know that you need this sale. Actually, you need the next couple of sales. Negotiation – that’s how you’re going to succeed. Your prospects want to pay less than your sticker price. You want them to pay at least that much.

Risk Management Warning Flag 1 – Unadjusted Resourcing of Risk Monitoring Activities

Strategy Driven

We can help you develop a risk profile, benchmark your risks against industry peers, identify risk management program gaps, and develop and implement a multi-year oversight program to manage your risks consistent with industry guidelines.

Risk Management Best Practice 5 – Ongoing Risk Monitoring

Strategy Driven

We can help you develop a risk profile, benchmark your risks against industry peers, identify risk management program gaps, and develop and implement a multi-year oversight program to manage your risks consistent with industry guidelines.

Think SoLoMo or SoCoLoMo – Social Commerce, Local & Mobile – For Digital Success

Modern Servant Leader

The Digital Marketer: Benchmark & Trends Report 2012. In an evolving digital work place, it is critical for leaders to think of their products, services and leadership in terms of SoCoLoMo. This is a take off of the popular SoLoMo, which stood for So cial Lo cal and Mo bile, with the Co addition standing for Co mmerce and / or Co ntent. Why is SoCoLoMo important? Here are some statistics to consider: . Social Media.

Risk Management – Introduction

Strategy Driven

We can help you develop a risk profile, benchmark your risks against industry peers, identify risk management program gaps, and develop and implement a multi-year oversight program to manage your risks consistent with industry guidelines.

Risk Management Best Practice 4 – Risk Quantification

Strategy Driven

We can help you develop a risk profile, benchmark your risks against industry peers, identify risk management program gaps, and develop and implement a multi-year oversight program to manage your risks consistent with industry guidelines.

Achieving the Best by Preparing for the Worst: Lessons Learned from High-Profile Crises, part 1 of 4

Strategy Driven

Benchmarking the progress made and communicate it outside the community. Just as we gain wisdom from the business failures and corporate scandals, we can learn equally valuable lessons from crisis situations that were successfully handled.

The Big Picture of Business: Yesterdayism… Learning from the Past, Planning for the Future.

Strategy Driven

Benchmarking. Whether it is a public company or not, every business should fashion an Annual Report. Even if it is a client letter, this gesture celebrates the year, as basis for helping business people to prepare for the future.

The Top Challenges of Small Businesses

Six Disciplines

Check out the Six Disciplines Organizational Performance Assessment to benchmark your small business. Even though small businesses collectively generate $5 trillion in sales in the U.S., the biggest challenge of an individual small business is “survival.” 80% of all new business start-ups are out of business within five years. And if that doesn’t get your attention, 80% of the 20% that survive the first five years don’t survive the second five!2

Personal Needs vs. Customer Relationships

Strategy Driven

Customer satisfaction is used by 90 percent of companies as a benchmark for success. But the customer satisfaction benchmark is confounding. Many companies talk about the need to establish strong ‘relationships’ with their customers.

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What Are Your Needs?

CO2

Maslow knew that there were exceptions to his theory, but it has largely withstood the test of time and become, in many ways, the benchmark: Alderfer’s ERG Theory. What are your needs? I recently visited Penn State’s Wiki on Need Theories , which I found illuminating.

Risk Management Best Practice 5a – Monitoring for Organization-Wide Performance Risk Associated with Large Capital Projects

Strategy Driven

We can help you develop a risk profile, benchmark your risks against industry peers, identify risk management program gaps, and develop and implement a multi-year oversight program to manage your risks consistent with industry guidelines.

Mission Statement Video

CO2

The mission can give us a benchmark to be measured against when we ask if a particular function, process, or resource is being used in an appropriate way.

The Top Challenges of Small Businesses

Six Disciplines

Check out the Six Disciplines Organizational Performance Assessment to benchmark your small business. Even though small businesses collectively generate $5 trillion in sales in the U.S., the biggest challenge of an individual small business is “survival.” 80% of all new business start-ups are out of business within five years. And if that doesn’t get your attention, 80% of the 20% that survive the first five years don’t survive the second five!2

King’s Speech was Great – But Not the Greatest!

First Friday Book Synopsis

I think that many people like to benchmark features of their […]. I am frequently asked what I think was the greatest speech of all time. I receive these questions since I coach professional presenters in the marketplace, as well as teach business presentations as part of the MBA program in the College of Business at the University of Dallas.

The Six Disciplines Organizational Performance Assessment

Six Disciplines

The ability to benchmark your organization''s performance - run it again in the future for comparisons, trends, change. Benchmark of how your organization''s performance compares against industry standards. . The Six Disciplines® Organizational Performance Assessment is the fastest and most effective way to gain clarity about your organization''s performance on the key Baldrige performance excellence dimensions of: . Leadership / Culture. Strategy. Customer Focus. Measurement .

The Problem with Over-preparing

Your Voice of Encouragement

Or you want to benchmark what others have done. Some people I know jump right in with both feet when they’re presented with an opportunity. They say YES and don’t worry about how they’re going to do it. They’ll figure it out later.

The Six Disciplines Organizational Performance Assessment

Six Disciplines

The ability to benchmark your organization's performance - run it again in the future for comparisons, trends, change. Benchmark of how your organization's performance compares against industry standards. . The Six Disciplines® Organizational Performance Assessment is the fastest and most effective way to gain clarity about your organization's performance on the key Baldrige performance excellence dimensions of: . Leadership / Culture. Strategy. Customer Focus. Measurement .

Leadership: A Case for Being Nice

You're Not the Boss of Me

It would look like Clarity ~ Being clear about what we need and what we expect is part of the package, especially if we intend to use those expectations as a benchmark for performance appraisal at some point.

The Big Picture of Business: Fine Wine, Aged Cheese and Valuable Antiques. Professionals Who Go the Distance.

Strategy Driven

Who should be the arbitrator and benchmark? A professional’s career and their collected Body of Work encompass time, energy, resources, perseverance and lots of commitment in order to produce. This holds true for any company, institution and for any person.

A Case for Being a “Nice” Boss

You're Not the Boss of Me

It would look like Clarity ~ Being clear about what we need and what we expect is part of the package, especially if we intend to use those expectations as a benchmark for performance appraisal at some point. ‘Nice’ is not a word that is often used to describe successful leaders.

Smart Marketing for Small Businesses

Strategy Driven

Benchmark Your Feedback Step 8. What keeps small business owners up at night? How to grow revenues? How to profitably service existing customers? When to hire additional employees? You probably didn’t answer, “How to implement effective marketing.”

Q&A With Author Jesse Sostrin

Eric Jacobson

setting benchmarks, annual performance appraisals, compensation schedules, etc.). Q&A with Jesse Sostrin author of Beyond the Job Description Question : What does the title of your book mean and what’s the truth about what employers really expect that is never written in job descriptions?

When the Grasshopper Teaches the Master

You're Not the Boss of Me

Goals will also give you benchmarks against which you can monitor progress. This post, from January 2010, is about the importance of being open to learning from those we might traditionally expect to teach. =. My son has been helping me learn more about Social Media.

DiSC Team Activity: Steady Changing S–Steadiness Development Activity

Mike Cardus

4) After they finish tell the group the time on this attempt – this time is their first benchmark. DiSC Team Building & Leadership simulations and activities can add application and understanding to your existing programs.

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What Impact Does Engagement Have?

My Own Coach

The answer I received was more about benchmarking with other similar businesses and very little to do with the impact 87% would have on business results. After all, the comparison against previous engagement scores and benchmarking with industry levels makes sense and is good practice.

What Is Your Leadership Brand?

My Own Coach

The senior team went on to use these in their organisation as a benchmark to assess leadership and how people measured up.

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If It Worked…I Resolve…

Ron Edmondson

I might even call them goals…or benchmarks…just to feel better about them. I don’t make resolutions. They say they don’t work anyway. No one keeps them. So, I guess I won’t. I mean, why try something others say you can’t do?

Aiming Higher Than Average

My Own Coach

By focusing on what can be achieved rather than what has been achieved by the average , you will start to create a benchmark against excellence, not against average. Our performance is unintentionally moulded by the influence of average.