Posts Tagged "performance"

Leaders Focus Too Much on Changing Policies, and Not Enough on Changing Minds

Posted on July 10th, 2018 by The Learning Factor

The same research found that nearly 75% of those transformations fail to improve business performance, either short-term or long-term.


So why is transformation so difficult to achieve?


Among many potential explanations, one that gets very little attention may be the most fundamental: the invisible fears and insecurities that keep us locked into behaviors even when we know rationally that they don’t serve us well.

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To achieve the outcomes you want, start by thinking about people and culture.

How Managers Drive Results and Employee Engagement at the Same Time

Posted on August 21st, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Is it possible to be a high-standards, results-driven leader while at the same time building an engaged, fun-to-work-with team? Many people would contend that doing either of these things well makes it almost impossible to succeed at the other. And yet our examination of 360-degree assessment data from more than 60,000 leaders showed us that leaders who were rated in the top quartile of both skills ranked in the 91st percentile of all leaders. It seems that not only is it possible to do both things well, but the best leaders are the very ones who manage to do both.


But there aren’t very many of them — specifically, we isolated leaders who ranked in the top quartile on both driving for results and people skills.

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It’s not about experience.

Five Work Habits That Can Ruin Your Posture And How To Fix Them

Posted on April 7th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

One in four American adults went to a healthcare provider for neck and back pain, according to a 2016 Gallup study. In addition, the report found 65% of adults sought care for neck and back pain at some point in their lives. When you factor in how many adults are hunched over computer desks, sitting for extended periods of time at work and bending their neck to read mobile dev2ices, these statistics aren’t so surprising.

Just about everyone has been told to “stand up straight” at some point in their lives—and it turns out that mom was right. Posture is a key element to good health. It is right up there with eating healthy, getting enough sleep and exercising. Bad posture can lead to back, neck and jaw pain, breathing difficulty, balance issues and joint problems. A recent study also found that good posture can improve your mental wellbeing.

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Many American workers suffer from neck and back pain, and sitting at desk all day is not helping. Here are five work habits that can lead to bad posture along with advice on how to fix them.