Performance Ignited

Communication Strategies

'I Feel Like' Is the Newest Controversial Phrase You Should Avoid

A recent New York Times op-ed ordered people to stop saying 'I Feel Like.' Here are some other common utterances to consider banning as well.
Talent Management

Is Your Star Performer Ready for Management?

If your star is missing one of the four skills described here, hit the 'pause' button before making the promotion decision.
Leadership Development

If You Need Better Leaders, Who You Gonna Call? HR.

Human resources has the advantage of occupying the high perch that 'sees it all.'
Retreats

How to Run a Company Retreat That Won't Crash and Burn

Are attendees checking their phones and rolling their eyes? Oops. You should have planned more carefully.
Performance Ignited

3 Ways in Which Annual Performance Evaluations Fail Your Team

How one-sided, infrequent and focused on the past are your performance reviews?
staff development

3 Ways to Turn Your Dumb Job Into a Dream Job

Only half of employees surveyed said they had a clear understanding of what was expected of them at work. Is that true of your company, too?
Mindfulness

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness to Fix Your Brain, Decrease Stress and Improve Performance

Mindfulness is a simple, research-proven technique that physically alters your brain. Learn how to use it to become more effective and less stressed.
Ready for Anything

Are You Losing Your Humanity to the Scourge of Busyness?

Like having multiple apps open on your smartphone, trying to do everything drains your battery and impairs your performance.
Expectations

Define Yourself With the Expectations You Set

A key lesson from Gen. Stanley McChrystal: You are whatever you expect yourself to be.
High Performance

4 Lessons From the KC Royals on How Teams Win Under Pressure

Building a team unfazed by a discouraging score is a feat of leadership.
Ask Entrepreneur

Exercise Isn't Just Good for You. Your Startup's Success May Depend on It.

Regular workouts are key to operating at peak performance, with benefits such as improved thinking.
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