Today had an interesting start for me – a 06:45 pick up to go swimming!   It was a lovely morning and swimming out in the outside pool was fabulous!  Madness did I hear you mutter?   Swimming and I go back a long way from my childhood in Africa and then competitive swimming for Zambia.   So whilst this may be interesting for you, what has it got to do with Performance Management?

Short answer everything!  Driving performance levels up is key in any sport.  In the sporting context the individual is driven to do better – they have their own motivation and visualise success.

So the challenge for organisations is to try to replicate that self motivated behaviour in their people.  The sad thing is that I believe that many organisations do not visualise their success, let alone communicate it to their people.   No wonder we have difficulties in this area.  Our next round of Circle of Peers events starts next week.  Give yourself the time to come and hear our views and work with your Peers in this important area of People Management.  You know it makes sense!

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Here are events:



Venue:       150611 IOD HTML Pic  Institute of Directors, 116 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5ED

Date:             17th June 2015

Time:           10:00 – 15:00




150611 Novo Nordisk HTML Pic


Novo Nordisk, 3 City Place, Gatwick RH6 0PA

Date:        26th June 2015

Time:       09:00 – 14:00




150611 Sefton Hotel IOM PicVenue:      Sefton Hotel, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 2RW

Date:        1st July 2015

Time:       12:00 – 14:30




Venue:         150611 Elliot Hotel HTML picElliot Hotel, Gibraltar

Date:             8th July 2015

Time:           12:00 – 14:30