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The War for Talent

Bet you thought ‘talent’ equals ‘high performance’. Whoops! That’s a flawed assumption…but you’re not alone in such thinking. When we encounter true talent – the musical prodigy, the athletic wunderkind, ...

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I’m Speaking @ atd2017

I’ll be co-presenting at the International Conference of ATD on May 23rd. This session will focus on a unique approach to talent optimization at Microsoft entitled Role Excellence (RE). The ...

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An additional option…

As a leader you begin every day with options on how to improve the performance of your organization. You can’t just assume that “today will be better than yesterday” or ...

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Summer Reading

Complete your summer 2014 Reading List by perusing Paul Elliott’s white paper, Linking Learning to Performance. (This paper is Chapter 32 in the recently published ASTD Handbook - The Definitive Reference for ...

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Do you have a ‘to ...

Do you have a ‘to do’ list for 2014? Hopefully you don’t! Instead, we hope you made a list of what you/your team needs to accomplish this year.  At EP ...

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The new EP site!

Check out our new website for Exemplary Performance!   Tell us what you think!

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Perfect Practice Makes Perfect

We have all heard the cliché that ‘‘practice makes perfect.’’ We update this cliché a bit: practice makes permanent, but only perfect practice makes perfect. To illustrate the point, consider ...

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Determining Priorities: Alignment with Strategy

Today’s leaders must be able to take the strategy they set for their organizations and turn them into results.  One of the most effective ways to achieve this is to ...

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The Real Value of Stars

Consider this…. You have a sales force of 400 people carrying a quota of $1 million in sales per year.  Your very top sales people generate 50% more than the ...

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A Flawed Assumption

There doesn’t seem to be a lack of talent these days. As a matter of fact, television would indicate there is an abundance of it! In recent times, talent shows ...

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