Category Peer Powered Performance

Learning from Bern

Supporter vs Believer

Believers vs Supporters Buzz

(Three hints to really benefiting from this question.)

1-Don’t Marco Rubio this with some memorized soundbite. Fast and furious only works well in the theaters.  Shortcuts are seldom sustainable.

2-This question is for you although the people will be different. Personalize this question by replacing people with employees, members, customers, friends or families.

3-If you are a member of a board, committee or team ask each member to submit their definitions...

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Tired of feeling stressed?


I just finished Shawn Achor’s latest book  Before Happiness and decided to revisit my first introduction to Mr. Achor’s insights.  In the The Happiness Advantage Shawn describes our mis-perceptions about the relationship of happiness and performance this way.

“Most people believe that once they become successful, then they’ll be happy...

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The Color of Cure


Quick, what color ribbon is used to increase breast cancer awareness?  Now what color for prostate cancer?  If light blue didn’t immediately jump to mind join the club, I did not even know September was prostate cancer awareness month and I had surgery on the 12th of that month.

Does prostate cancer get the attention it deserves?

If you are thinking prostate cancer doesn’t deserve the same support as breast cancer you are not alone...

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Peer Power Primer

Peer Power Primer

How would you create a culture that attracts 1000 applicants for every position like Zappos or grows its customer base fivefold in just four years as HCL Technologies did? Few would expect to learn the secrets of success from a small town credit union in Boulder City, Nevada, or a rural hospital in Southern Arizona, but wouldn’t you like to know how to create a team that can increase assets by 270% while only adding one employee, or how to be so honest with your board that they plead with you to...

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Creating a Peer Powered Culture

dual operating system

“There are none so blind as those who will not see.”

Contrary to popular belief this phrase popularized by Mathew Henry in his commentary on the Whole Bible (1708) is not a quote from the bible. This kind of misattribution, as I am learning from winner of the 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, Daniel Kahneman in Thinking Fast and Slow, is not at all uncommon. We are all thoroughly convinced of many, many connections that are not true.

reflection-beeOne such misbelief that is shared by most ...

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