Paul Limbrey – Elkiem: Creating high performance environments

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Paul Limbrey, president of Elkiem shares findings from a 15+ year study investigating the factors that create world class performance.  Elkiem has conducted hundreds of interviews with people who have achieved outstanding results ranging from Olympic athletes to Nobel Prize winners.  They have also studied organizations renown for creating world class performers in science, business, arts, the military, sports, and many other fields.

Want to know what enables people like Nelson Mandela, Sir Edmund Hilary, and Carl Lewis and organizations like Harvard, Juillard, US Military Special Forces, and the Australian Olympic swimming team to achieve amazing performance outcomes?  Find out by listening to Paul Limbrey this week on Business Execution Radio.

Jim Kirkpatrick – Kirkpatrick Partners: Training on trial – linking training to business execution results

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Jim Kirkpatrick, President of Kirkpatrick Partners, discusses his recently published book “Training on trial: how workplace learning must reinvent itself to remain relevant”. Jim explains why training is frequently eliminated during a financial downturn. He argues that training professionals must be extremely proactive in demonstrating that training changes employee behaviors that drive business results. This requires rethinking training design and establishing a “chain of evidence” linking training outcomes to business results.

Most leaders don’t care about training, they care about results. Lean how to link the two together this week on Business Execution Radio.

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Georgia Perkey – iNPOINT Advisors: Making the most of where you work

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Georgia Perkey, Managing Partner for iNPOINT Advisors, explores how companies are changing their view of facilities and operations. Instead of emphasizing facilities as a cost to be controlled, companies are starting to discover the results that can be achieved through leveraging the space as a tool to increase performance through better collaboration, engagement, and communication.

Where you work influences what you achieve. Learn some of the ways to make your environment more impactful – this week on Business Execution Radio.

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Glenn Dirks: Teletrips Inc. – Reducing waste and increasing productivity through telecommuting

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Glenn Dirks, Director at Teletrips Inc. discusses practices for leveraging the value of telecommuting to increase business performance. Telecommuting is a readily accessible and highly powerful method for impacting what Glenn refers to as a company’s “triple bottom line”: financial returns, environmental benefits, and social contributions. Drawing on more than 30 years of experience in facilities management and workspace design, Glenn explains key steps for setting up effective and productive telecommuting processes.

Find out how to increase the time employees spend on business results while shortening the time they spend stuck in traffic – this week on Business Execution Radio.

Dean Spitzer – Transforming Performance Measurement: Measuring what matters

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Dean Spitzer, author of “Transforming Performance Measurement” explains how to move performance measurement from a disjointed, backward looking exercise in data collection to a process that gives a company meaningful competitive advantage. He describes what a “transformative measure” is and how it can be used to re-orient an entire company around the things that matter for business execution.

It is well known that what gets measured is what gets managed. So what could be more important to measure than performance? Find out how to apply the concepts of focus, integration, interactivity, and context to improve your company’s performance management methods – this week on Business Execution Radio.

Jac Fitz-Enz: Human Capital Source – Integrative metrics strategies

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Jac Fitz-Enz, founder and CEO of Human Capital Source discusses the next evolution in the use of metrics to manage business execution. Jac discusses how companies are moving to integrative metrics strategies that combine data across different areas of the organization to develop more comprehensive and insightful business strategies. The answers to the really big questions do not come from looking at financial data, marketing data, operations data, or human resources data by themselves – they result from looking at how these different types of data influence one another.

If you collect business data but are not always sure how to interpret it, then listen to this week’s episode of Business Execution Radio for some tips on how to think about data in a more integrative fashion.

Mark Murphy: Leadership IQ – Getting the most out of employees

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Mark Murphy is CEO of Leadership IQ, a company focused on researching, understanding, and communicating what makes leaders successful. Mark discusses what differentiates the top 10% of successful leaders. He explains the importance of setting goals that are not only well-defined, but that also challenge employees to learn new skills and capabilities. He also talks about what great leaders do differently from average managers when their employees fail to meet their goals.

This interview contains a wealth of insights about how to maximize the productivity of your employees. Are you doing all you can to get the most from your workforce? Find out by listening to Mark Murphy, this week on Business Execution Radio.

JC Herrera – McAfee: Goal management, pay for performance and business execution

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J.C. Herrera, VP of Compensation, Benefits and HRIS at McAfee describes how his organization uses quarterly goal reviews to drive a highly focused, pay for performance drive culture. J.C. emphasizes that there should not be any “surprises” during an employee’s performance review, and discusses what McAfee does to ensure employees always know where they stand when it comes to business execution.

Ever wonder what it takes to be a true pay for performance organization? Listen to stories from a company that lives it every quarter – this week on Business Execution Radio.

Laura Pratt – Elevations Credit Union: Unlocking the power of competency models

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Laura Pratt, Manager of People for Elevations Credit Union shares experiences creating and deploying an integrated set of competency models to align different talent management practices across the company. She tells how what started out as a project focused primarily on integrating staffing, performance management, and succession planning has led to major changes in how employees see their careers and how managers make decisions about talent. By using competences to more accurately defining and measuring what “good” performance looks like, Elevations Credit Union is seeing significant improvements in engagement, development, and placement of organizational talent.

Learn about the challenges and benefits associated with creating a competency based organization. Listen to Laura Pratt, this week on People Performance Radio.

Patrick Casseday – Schneider Electric: Using 360 surveys to increase sales revenue

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Patrick Casseday, Manager of Training & Development for Schneider Electric describes how they leveraged 360 surveys to increase sales performance among independent distributors. Schneider Electric was faced with the challenge of relying on the sales performance of individuals who are not formally part of the company. To address this challenge they created a set of tools that allowed distributors to assess and develop the capabilities of individual sales people. Although the solution initially met resistance, the clear impact it has on the bottom line led several distribution companies to now make its use mandatory.

Gain insight into how to improve the performance of the people who sell your products, even if you do not formally manage them – this week on People Performance Radio.