Give your team control to maximise their performance

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Following on from my our last discussion of self-responsibility – the more control people think they have in any situation, the more engaged and positive they will be. This has been shown to lead to a greater mind-set for high performance. Because let’s face it, there is at least a little control freak in most

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Are you promoting a culture of self-responsibility to increase your team’s performance?

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It makes sense conceptually that a business will be far more productive if staff are taking responsibility for as much as possible, and going above and beyond the call of duty, rather than pointing the finger with an attitude of “that’s not my job” or “it wasn’t my fault……”. And obviously there are many points

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Are you and your team thinking like high performers?

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In 2014 we explored the foundations of high performance. We highlighted that in order to maximise your performance you need to maximise your energy. And your energy comes from three broad categories – Body, Brain and Belief. This year we are going to focus on the “belief” aspect. We will look at practical tips to

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Are you and your team operating at maximum performance?

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Earlier this year we had a series of blogs all based around the foundations of high performance: What’s really holding you back from maximum productivity? How to plan your days and weeks for maximum output with less effort Have you planned for productivity (output) or hard work (input)? So before we go onto some of

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What’s really holding you back from maximum productivity?

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When people think of trying to maximise their productivity, the conversation generally tends towards things you can do differently in the workplace.  And admittedly, most of my recent articles have focused on the work aspect. There is actually a lot more to your productivity than focusing just on what happens during the day at work.

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How to plan your days and weeks for maximum output with less effort

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Following on from my last blog around, we are going to further explore some ways to structure your days during the week to maximise your output while decreasing your effort. Again, let’s think about the way the athletes train over the week.  They typically mix up their training according to heavy, medium and light training

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Have you planned for productivity (output) or hard work (input)?

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In previous blogs  (How is your team’s productivity? and Is your output as high as it could be?) we discussed how important it is to decrease effort levels in order to maximise productivity and we discussed pace as a tool for individualising your approach. Let’s take that a step further and talk about planning adequate recovery time as

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How is your team’s productivity?

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Do you know the natural pace of everyone in your team?  If you don’t, chances are your team is capable of giving you more output than it currently is. In my last article I discussed the concept of natural pace and how you can use it to increase your productivity while actually decreasing your effort

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Is your output as high as it could be?

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It seems that so many people claim to be focused on their output, but in reality more people seem to be interested in the input.  Many people feel the need to “look busy” (and of course spend countless minutes telling you how busy they are) or be seen to be “putting in the hours” and

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