Driving Performance

  • 8 Courses | 3h 48m 50s
  • 8 Books | 34h 30m
  • 10 Audiobooks | 33h 24m 39s
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Leaders maximize performance by aligning, developing, and engaging employees towards achieving objectives. Learn techniques to drive performance.

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Business Execution: How Things Get Done
Business execution is the “how” of getting things done. As a leader, you can use business execution to drive performance and strategies in the right direction, to solve problems, and to inspire others. In this course, you’ll learn about the characteristics that define effective business execution culture.  You’ll also become familiar with the three elements needed to execute a business plan: practice, planning, and people. Finally, you’ll learn actionable strategies for fostering a business execution culture.
7 videos | 31m has Assessment available Badge
Synchronize Goals to Optimize Your Team
Most organizations have strategic plans that articulate their goals, but frequently, those goals are unknown to everyone except the executive team. This lack of transparency clouds the organization’s ability to synchronize their goals and hobbles their ability to work successfully. In this course, you will learn how to synchronize organizational, team, and individual goals to maximize opportunities for success. You'll also explore how to get everyone on your team pulling in the same direction, reducing employee dissatisfaction and increasing productivity.
7 videos | 25m has Assessment available Badge
Key Elements of Business Execution
Business execution is the "how" of getting things done. As a leader, you must be skilled in driving performance and strategy in the right direction through business execution. In this course, you'll learn about the characteristics of business execution cultures. You'll also learn techniques for fostering a business execution culture. Finally, you'll learn about the three elements needed to execute your business strategy: planning, people, and practice.
8 videos | 31m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Aligning Unit Goals and Imperatives
Getting your priorities straight, no matter what your role is in your organization, is about keeping a focus on your goals. It requires you to think about the bigger picture, to ensure your department's work effectively supports the vision and strategic objectives of your organization. In this course, you'll learn about the importance of setting strategic, tactical, and operational goals to meet an organizational vision. You'll also learn how to create effective unit goals and align them with your company’s goals and strategy. Finally, you'll learn how to identify imperatives for action that keep you focused on meeting your objectives.
7 videos | 22m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Keeping Top Performers Challenged
Top performers expect a lot from themselves. Managing performance in these highly driven people is essential because top performers are such valuable assets to a company. Managers and leaders must keep them engaged and challenged or else lose them to new challenges elsewhere. In this course, you'll learn how to identify your top performers. You'll also learn how to keep engaging and challenging them by providing the right environment, leadership, and communication.
6 videos | 18m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Creating a Plan for Performance Management
Do you know if your team's goals are consistently being met or if employees are always performing at their peak? Do you dread difficult conversations when there's a performance problem that needs to be addressed?  Effectively managing performance can help avoid termination of employees and boost productivity at all levels of your organization. Challenging and engaging top performers is key, as these high achievers are very valuable to the company and may  terminate their contracts to seek challenges elsewhere. In this course, you'll learn about the factors involved in successful performance management. You'll explore the phases of the performance management process, critical success factors, and key performance indicators. Finally, you'll learn about identifying key job requirements when creating a role profile.
7 videos | 22m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Gauging Your Organization's High-performing Potential
The current business landscape is so competitive that only organizations with managers who can foster high levels of performance will succeed. Facilitating this kind of environment requires challenging and engaging top performers and optimizing employee development. In this course, you'll learn to assess your organization's potential for high performance. You'll also learn the five factors to consider when managing performance to create a high-performance environment: your organization's mission statement and strategy, performance measurement strategies, customer orientation, leadership, and culture.
7 videos | 22m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Expert Insights on Driving Performance
An organization’s success depends on its people, and that means performance management. To heighten employee performance, partner with people—inspire them, help them to develop performance mindsets, and set clear goals and expectations.
17 videos | 53m available Badge
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BOOKS INCLUDED

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Developing High Performance Leadership Teams
Designed to help you determine whether or not you have the right leadership structure, this TD at Work discusses the challenges and benefits of leadership teams, teaches how to launch a new leadership team, and shows how to measure the success of a leadership team.
Book Duration 28m Book Authors By Lynda McDermott

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Armstrong's Handbook of Performance Management: An Evidence-Based Guide to Delivering High Performance, 5th Edition
Considering the latest developments in this area, and how these can be applied to managing staff for increased performance, this book provides a detailed analysis of current evidence-based research in this field and considers how this informs the practice of performance management.
Book Duration 5h 52m Book Authors By Michael Armstrong

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Developing Mental Toughness: Coaching Strategies to Improve Performance, Resilience and Wellbeing, 2nd Edition
Based on scientific investigation, this book discusses how mental toughness relates to other behaviors and how it can be applied to leadership, emotional intelligence, and motivation.
Book Duration 5h 52m Book Authors By Doug Strycharczyk, Peter Clough

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Developing Mental Toughness: Improving Performance, Wellbeing and Positive Behaviour in Others
Full of sample exercises, case studies, and a unique self-assessment tool to determine your mental toughness score, this resource contains practical guidance on delivering techniques that will radically improve peoples' abilities to harness the effects of stress and pressure.
Book Duration 5h 37m Book Authors By Doug Strycharczyk, Peter Clough

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Performance Dashboards: Measuring, Monitoring, and Managing Your Business, Second Edition
Providing tips, techniques, and practical insights, this essential guide provides a strategic road map to help organizations turbo-charge performance management initiatives with dashboard technology to optimize performance and accelerate results.
Book Duration 5h 22m Book Authors By Wayne Eckerson

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Anytime Coaching: Unleashing Employee Performance, Second Edition
Whether you lead a cross-functional team on a short-term project, or formally manage large groups of people on a daily basis, this book equips you with a set of coaching tools you can use immediately to transform the way you work with employees and colleagues.
Book Duration 2h 39m Book Authors By Teresa Wedding Kloster, Wendy Sherwin Swire

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Key Performance Indicators (KPI): Developing, Implementing, and Using Winning KPIs, Third Edition
Providing an in-depth look at how Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) can be most effectively used to assess and drive organizational performance, this book guides readers toward simplification, paring down to the most fundamental issues to better define and measure progress toward goals.
Book Duration 5h 28m Book Authors By David Parmenter

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The Savvy Manager: 5 Skills That Drive Optimal Performance
Filled with worksheets, exercises, real time case studies, and reflection sidebars, this book challenges readers to develop five core strengths all great managers possess.
Book Duration 3h 12m Book Authors By Jane R. Flagello, Sandra Bernard Dugas
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