Fenix

2014-09-22

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DARE to drive performance

In my last blog-post I wrote about what High Performers look like, and got a question about what it fundamentally takes to drive performance. In this article I present the DARE acronym: the four fundamental factors you need to secure in order to drive performance – whether it’s in an entire organization, in a team, to set up a strategy or develop a performance driven culture.
First of all, High performance requires goals, expectations or an ambitious and motivating vision – high performance requires clear Direction. When the direction is set, one also needs to look at the capabilities to deliver on the goals – does the workforce have the competence? Do they have the Ability to take you to the …

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Tags:  ability, direction, engagement, High performance, performance management, resources and support

Fenix

2014-08-03

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Two pieces for the puzzle of identifying High Performers

Identifying a High Performer is not about having a gut feeling. It might start out as a gut feeling, but in the end, what makes a High Performer a High Performer, is definitely visible to the eye – if you have laid the groundwork right. It is simple, here are the two pieces of the puzzle: First of all, a High Performer’s achievements go beyond the set targets. Second of all, the way he achieves it is also part of building the culture you want to have in the organisation.

Let’s start by looking at the first piece of the puzzle: This parameter relates to the target, and to what degree it is achieved. The groundwork you need to lay out is …

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Tags:  High performance, performance driven leadership, performance management