Excellerate Performance Talent and Team Coach Blog: November 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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  • If you're committed to improving your team's focus, morale and results then at the beginning of every year plan and schedule time for each of these activities. This investment can prevent many of the problems that undermine a team?s ability to perform.
    Posted: Friday 1 November 2013
  • No matter how many times people tell you, "If you want a great career, you have to pursue your passion, you have to pursue your dreams, you have to pursue the greatest fascination in your life. You hear it again and again and then you decide not to do it." Larry Smith a Professor of economics at the University of Waterloo in Canada, calls out the absurd excuses people invent when they fail to pursue their passions in this funny but confronting TED talk.
    Posted: Friday 15 November 2013
  • Leading through the Life Cycle of Teams. What leaders need to do to take their team from forming and storming into high performing.
    Posted: Saturday 16 November 2013
  • The word team is a convenient label for almost any collection of people who assemble for whatever purpose, and yet there is a vast difference between a group and a real team. For managers to make better decisions about whether, when, or how to use teams, it is important to be more precise about what a team is and what it isn't.
    Posted: Tuesday 5 November 2013
  • Your resume is your marketing document. It needs to differentiate you from every other candidate and demonstrate that you’re the perfect match for the job. Its sole purpose is to secure you an interview. It has to achieve all this and within a few pages. These guidelines will help you to produce a quality CV or resume.
    Posted: Friday 15 November 2013
  • Most major companies, recruiters and job boards use an automated system for uploading, storing, managing, classifying and sorting through resumes. No human even sees the resume until the computer has selected the top candidates for the position. If you're required to submit your resume through one of these systems you will need to reformat your resume to ensure it makes it through the screening process.
    Posted: Saturday 16 November 2013
  • All teams have and In Crowd and an Out Crowd. Who determines the membership, and which one do you belong to? Are you one of the favoured few?
    Posted: Sunday 3 November 2013
  • Many employees react with cynicism when their trusty leader announces it?s time for the team to build and bond however leaders can avoid many of the pitfalls and increase the return on their team building investment by addressing each of these key points.
    Posted: Saturday 23 November 2013
  • What is Performance coaching? How does it differ to other development approaches? What is its place within a business context and where does coaching fit within a manager's role.
    Posted: Saturday 30 November 2013
  • Effective Leaders Share Characteristics of Effective Coaches. Studies have shown that there are some behaviours common to all good coaches. They also describe the traits and practices of an effective leader.
    Posted: Friday 15 November 2013
  • The GROW Coaching model is one of the most well known and easy to use models in coaching. This is a brief introduction to the four stage GROW coaching process, with example questions and a quick demonstration.
    Posted: Sunday 17 November 2013
  • Implement a personal management system to ensure that you deliver more effective performance appraisals. Apply these ten tips to get organised and your system up and running.
    Posted: Sunday 24 November 2013

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