Driving Performance

  • 8 Courses | 3h 22m 20s
  • 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. Motivating your employees is a purposeful challenge that requires skill. Learning to bolster your employees' motivation and performance levels won't happen overnight, but it will happen. Discover techniques to drive performance.

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COURSES INCLUDED

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 | 23m 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 | 23m 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 | 19m 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 | 16m 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 | 19m 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 | 19m 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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AUDIOBOOKS INCLUDED

Audiobook Summary

Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence
In Focus, author Daniel Goleman takes us through an understanding of our selves, others, and the world around us to improve our focus skills and equip us with the tools to make us better leaders. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
audiobook Duration 8m 55s audiobook Authors By Daniel Goleman

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Decide and Deliver: 5 Steps to Breakthrough Performance in Your Organization
In Decide and Deliver, authors Paul Rogers, Marcia W. Blenko, and Michael C. Mankins offer a roadmap that leads readers to a destination of sound business decisions. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
audiobook Duration 11m 19s audiobook Authors By Marcia W. Blenko, Michael C. Mankins, Paul Rogers

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The Power of Professionalism: The Seven Mind-Sets That Drive Performance and Build Trust
The Power of Professionalism makes a compelling case for why, in an age of globalization and high-tech innovation, professionalism remains the single most important attribute that sets individuals and businesses apart from their competition. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
audiobook Duration 10m 34s audiobook Authors By Bill Wiersma

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Developing Mental Toughness: Coaching Strategies to Improve Performance, Resilience and Wellbeing, Second Edition
Developing Mental Toughness is a comprehensive guide to understanding our own psychological fortitude in times of high stress. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
audiobook Duration 20m 19s audiobook Authors By Doug Strycharczyk, Peter Clough

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Motivation and Performance: A Guide to Motivating a Diverse Workforce
Motivation and Performance provides guidelines to understand what drives an individual's behavior and how to develop a diverse and engaged workforce. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
audiobook Duration 24m 11s audiobook Authors By Adrian Furnham, Ian MacRae

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Shine: Using Brain Science to Get the Best from Your People
This audio edition combines brain science with performance research to offer a proven process to help you enable your people to shine their brightest and perform at their best, day in and day out. Read by the author.
audiobook Duration 4h 29m 58s audiobook Authors By Edward M. Hallowell

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Thinking for a Living: How to Get Better Performances and Results from Knowledge Workers
This audio edition presents a unique framework for matching specific types of workers with the management strategies that yield the greatest performance.
audiobook Duration 6h 47m 28s audiobook Authors By Thomas H. Davenport

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Primal Teams: Harnessing the Power of Emotions to Fuel Extraordinary Performance
This audio edition shows how anyone can control potentially damaging emotions, while triggering the kind of passion and energy that supercharge performance.
audiobook Duration 7h 31m 53s audiobook Authors By Jackie Barretta

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Know-How: The 8 Skills That Separate People Who Perform from Those Who Don't
This audio edition discusses an integrated, holistic approach to what executives and managers must do and be to become successful leaders.
audiobook Duration 9h 4m 56s audiobook Authors By Ram Charan

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Breaking the Trust Barrier: How Leaders Close the Gaps for High Performance
This audio edition draws on the author's experience leading the precision Thunderbirds aerobatic team to show that closing the gaps in commitment, loyalty, and trust is the job of leaders and followers alike.
audiobook Duration 4h 15m 6s audiobook Authors By JV Venable
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