Excellerate Performance Talent and Team Coach Blog: October 2013

Strategies, Tactics and Tools for Empowering Talent, Teams and Leaders

Our fundamental human need to belong is a force so strong that it exerts a powerful influence over our behaviour. We will often act in ways that contradict our personal values in order to secure membership, reclaim membership or prevent exclusion from a group. This need to belong is a legacy of our evolutionary past. Survival was far greater for those who lived and worked together in groups. However, our ability to interact with others successfully for the common good of the group remains one of our greatest challenges.


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  • Human performance is behaviour that produces work outputs that contribute to business results. Work outputs are what the organisation needs from its people to achieve its goals. When you strengthen the connection between people-process-organisation, you improve performance
    Posted: Saturday 5 October 2013
  • The Storm before the Team Performs. This describes the life cycle of every team based on Tuckman's model of five stages of team development.
    Posted: Saturday 12 October 2013
  • The investment organisations make in developing high performance teams often yields poor results. Much of this disappointment could be avoided however, if organisations considered in the first instance whether a team is the best system to achieve the mission.
    Posted: Saturday 26 October 2013
  • Over time a team can lose its spark. It becomes tired and stale. Performance plateaus as the team slides into a deep and comfortable rut. Use these guidelines to read the signs and revive your team.
    Posted: Saturday 19 October 2013
  • Building a winning team is a process. These 17 guiding laws for any type of group or organisation, are based on the principle that teamwork is essential in any great human endeavour.
    Posted: Tuesday 1 October 2013


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