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A Framework For Performance Management

    A Framework For Performance Management

City councils, boards of administrators and other governing systems demand a performance management framework that focuses on what outcomes employees will achieve, and how success is going to be measured.

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Four Styles Of Communication

    Four Styles Of Communication

In the book Straight Talk: Turning Communication Upside Down for Strategic Results, Eric Douglas describes four different communication styles: the director, expresser, thinker and harmonizer. Each different style is based

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Formal Strategic Planning Process

    Formal Strategic Planning Process

This tool is useful for visualizing the steps in a typical strategic planning process, from the initial environmental scan to the narrowing of strategies and developing of related performance targets. Managers

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20 Leadership Qualities

    20 Leadership Qualities

This tool defines the 20 qualities of leadership that researchers have identified as common to virtually all organizations. It may be used to determine the leadership qualities people revere most

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Stimulate Creative Flow By Recognizing Success

    Stimulate Creative Flow By Recognizing Success

More than 40 percent of the leaders in our surveys say they spend too little time working with individuals to help them unlock their creative energies. Asking yourself, “Have I

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Stimulate Local Innovation

    Stimulate Local Innovation

Leading at Light Speed is a powerful leadership book by Eric Douglas for businesses, public agencies, and nonprofits revealing the 10 Quantum Leaps to build trust, spark innovation, and create

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Orient Yourself Towards Others And Relieve Pressure In The Workplace

    Orient Yourself Towards Others And Relieve Pressure In The Workplace

In my new book Leading at Light Speed I talk about the concept of leading through others to relieve pressure

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Assessing Team Communication

    Assessing Team Communication

You can use the following anonymous survey to assess team communication. Use the following scale to answer each question: A

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The First Five Percent of the Strategic Change Management Process

    The First Five Percent of the Strategic Change Management Process

I have written before about the “First Five Percent.” That’s my approach to strategic change management that says the quality

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Good Governance Story

    Good Governance Story

I worked recently with the Board of Directors of a large public power company. They needed stronger governance systems. I

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Change Management Model – Three Principles

    Change Management Model – Three Principles

When people ask me to describe our change management model at LRI, I tell them it boils down to three principles. Principle number one: Focus on the first five percent.

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