Purpose & Performance: How Leaders Build Companies Where Values & Culture Lead to Profit

Being good at business starts with being good at what matters most: people, culture, and the values that connect them. But, how do values-driven companies do that?  We answer that question in this 50-minute webinar that explores how values-based and purpose-driven organizations across the globe outperform their competitors. Our panelists dig into the research that validates this claim, then turn their attention to …

Positive Relationships Spur Exceptional Performance: Three Tips on Connecting Appreciation and Performance

This post originally appeared in our November eNews. Most of us know how to show gratitude and appreciation to friends and family, but it can be tougher at the office. Yet, research from a variety of sources confirms the link between gratitude, appreciation, and improved performance. You can expect more from people when you take time to say thanks. Here …

To Get to the Finish Line, You Have to Begin with a Starting Point

————————————————————————— Alberto Arroyo is an Assessment and Development Consultant at The Vaya Group, a Talent Management consultancy that applies science and precision to the art of talent assessment and development. ————————————————————————— Mid-year review. Performance management. Constructive feedback. Annual review. Development plan. You’re still reading? I’m impressed. Whether you are the provider or recipient in these situations, most often, these phrases …

Four Financial Returns on Ethical Behavior: The Business Case for Responsibility

—————————————————————————  Shannon Brown is a Ph.D. student at Benedictine University’s Center for Values-Driven Leadership (CVDL) and has served in leadership positions with Thomson Reuters, Tata Consultancy Services and BoomTime.  In addition, she is an adjunct faculty member at Dominican University where she teaches courses in leadership studies. ————————————————————————— Corporate behavior over the last decade has provided much fodder for debate in the popular press regarding …

What’s up with Bob? A Framework for Diagnosing Performance Problems Before They Undermine Your Team

————————————————– Dave Smith is a Ph.D. student at Benedictine University’s Center for Values-Driven Leadership (CVDL) and has broad leadership experience including for-profit, non-profit, and military command. ————————————————– Bob, one of your consistently solid performers, has missed three deadlines. His last two presentations have been underwhelming – and one of them cost you a client. What is Bob’s deal? You find …