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Breakthrough learning: A model for improved performance

Activ8 09/28/18
  "There are only 2 mindsets that can infiltrate an organization, control or learning..." -Peter Senge The concept of a learning organization has been in the literature since at least the mid-1990's. Yet many organizations today continue to be stuck in incremental learning. We often view learning as an intellectual activity only and get disappointed when nothing changes. True learning is the... read more >

Creating a powerful learning culture: what gets in a way?

Team

 

In today's fast changing world, creating a culture where learning is built into the process is critical to survival. People can learn faster than process.

powerful learning culture is one in...

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Feeling stuck? check out the 4 Moods Model for high performance action

Team, Family, Health, Insider

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team building activity to improve trust and communication

Team, Family

One of the most impactful team building activities we do is what we call an acknowledgment exercise. 

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high performance teams: 5 levels of effective listening

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The ability to listen is foundational to high performance communication and collaboration. The normal test as to whether or not I’m a good listener is "do I understand what you said". If a high...

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worksite safety: A simple movement checklist

Worksite safety programs often focus on removing risk from the environment. We hope to optimize work ergonomics and decrease injury risk at each workstation. Although these processes are...

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boobs, boot camps and biggest loser:  extrinsic rewards & quick fixes

Health

Don’t get me wrong…I like boobs. I feel fortunate to have a healthy pair that, like many women, helped nourish my child through the first months of his life. I also know many peoples lives have...

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What Makes a Great Leader? Inspired Leadership

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“The leader is best when people barely know he exists, not so good when people obey and acclaim him, worst when they despise him. Fail to honor people, they will fail you. But of a good leader...

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Culture of Health and Safety: Rethinking employee engagement

Health

Although this cartoon is a bit extreme, it's true that many organizations continue to use "mandated" health or "carrot and stick" type incentives as an attempt to engage employees in health or...

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10 MInute Movement practice to reduce risk of injury at work

Health

Regardless of the job environment, many employees are generally standing or sitting much of the day and performing important, yet repetitive, tasks (standing, sitting, lifting, twisting, etc.). 

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