Archives for January 2010

What’s Wine Got To Do With Culture?

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What’s Wine Got To Do With Culture? from Hugh Blane on Vimeo.

Intent versus Impact

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Intent Versus Impact from Hugh Blane on Vimeo.

Hugh Blane talks about the difference between intent versus impact, a key concept in communication effectiveness and leadership development.

Change or Die

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Let’s face it…most people don’t like being wrong and will go to great lengths to prove they’re right – even in the face of overwhelming proof to the contrary. At Dominos Pizza, senior level executives were proven wrong about their consumers and are undertaking the reinvention of what has made them a lot of dough over the years. But those of us in management consulting ask what took so long? [Read more…]

3 Tips For Getting Noticed Like A Musical Prodigy

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My last post centered on accelerating team performance.  Writing that led me to think about how there are employees you want on your team working for you, and employees you want working on teams for your competitors.

There was a social experiment carried out by the Washington Post in 2007 that looked at people’s perception and priorities during their morning commute to work. I was intrigued because I noticed two types of people at commute time; there are those who run to work and walk home; and there are those who walk to work and run home.  Each carries an enthusiasm for their commute…it’s just that the employee excited about being at work is the one you want commuting to your office.
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5 Strategies for Accelerating Team Performance

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It is commonly known that high performing teams attract and retain the best talent.  But what is not as readily known is that they also act as a role model for increased performance throughout an entire organization.  If developing a culture of high performance within your team is important to you, here are five strategies that will dramatically enhance your ability to create breakthroughs in team performance:
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Always Change A Winning Team

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Always Change A Winning Team from Hugh Blane on Vimeo.

Transcript:

Hugh  Blane:

Hello everybody my name is Hugh Blane and I’m the President of Claris Consulting and this is my video blog. Today I have the distinct pleasure of having Dr. Peter Robertson with me. Dr. Robertson is based in the Neterhlands. He has a consulting firm with offices in Shanghai, London and Singapore.
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Beliefs, Perceptions and Behavior

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Beliefs, Perceptions and Behavior from Hugh Blane on Vimeo.