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John Harris

Culture

Performance Series 4: Turning Knowledge into Action

October 12, 2017

In our Performance Series 3 blog we asked, “How can we help leaders become more effective?” To answer this question, FirstPerson brought seven executives together for a pilot training series in which they learned from professional consultants from Performance pH, a visit to a high performing company, and from each other.

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Culture

Performance Series 3: Bringing It All Together

September 18, 2017

How can we help leaders become more effective? To answer this question, FirstPerson made the following hypothesis: C-level executives will effectively learn, grow, and become more effective by interacting with each other and by witnessing high performance culture in action.

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Leadership

Performance Series 2: Leading an Empowered Organization

April 18, 2017

Mark Twain said, “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” While this applies to individuals, it also applies to organizations. If an organization wants to perform at an optimum state, it first must answer the questions, “Perform at what?” and “Why perform?” In other words, companies with clear purpose and direction, and whose people have clear purpose and direction, will perform at their best.

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Culture

Performance Series 1: High Performance Culture and its Essential Components

March 30, 2017

Culture. Whether you understand it or not, your organization has one. The question is, will you let it evolve on its own, or will you leverage it to perform at your best? A consistent trait of high performing organizations is that they actively evolve their cultures with forethought and planned intentions.In other words, they manage it with the same rigor that they do sales, operations, and accounting.

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