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The Performance Project

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The Performance Project” is focused on lessons for leadership and management from live performing arts, music, theatre, and dance, and from sports.

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Leadership, Management Lessons from the Performing Arts
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The Performance Project

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The Performance Project” is focused on lessons for leadership and management from live performing arts, music, theatre, and dance, and from sports.

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Rehearsal rooms: what musicians can teach orgs about innovation

Rehearsal rooms: what musicians can teach orgs about innovation | Performance Project | Scoop.it
In my byline for any business gig - whether consulting, keynoting, facilitating, research - I usually describe myself as "Musician, Writer"... and then it varies.It's partly because it's true - my
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How to Train Your Voice to Be More Charismatic

Scientists are analyzing the harmonics of pitch, frequency, and timbre to discover how charismatic public speakers use their voices to dominate, rouse and influence a large audience.
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The Science of Hate in College Football

The Science of Hate in College Football | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Are rivalry games in college football truly different from all the rest? Researchers are beginning to understand what sets them apart.
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Personally  I do not like the "hate" of this article -- but professionally I have to look at the research that suggests the "rivalries" lead to higher performance.

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New Interactive Lab Opens to Study Music and the Brain

New Interactive Lab Opens to Study Music and the Brain | Performance Project | Scoop.it
New lab opens to investigate the vibe between dancers, musicians and audience members
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Excuses, Excuses: Leadership That Avoids The Blame Game

Excuses, Excuses: Leadership That Avoids The Blame Game | Performance Project | Scoop.it
“Do. Or do not. There is no try. So said Yoda, the Jedi Master from the Star Wars space opera. It’s good advice for anyone of any age.
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Can always rely on a classic reference to Star Wars.

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8 Leadership Lessons From Quarterback Gurus

Bruce Feldman, who covers college football for Fox Sports, set out to write a book about the development of young quarterbacks. In the process he unearthed a trove of lessons on leadership and talent management.

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The Surprising Problem of Too Much Talent

The Surprising Problem of Too Much Talent | Performance Project | Scoop.it
A new finding from sports could have implications in business and elsewhere
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Performance - Teamwork - Talent & Implications  Just a lot of important information here!

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Some Very Good Reasons That Smart Business Leaders Scrimmage

Some Very Good Reasons That Smart Business Leaders Scrimmage | Performance Project | Scoop.it
“We’ve got our first scrimmage.” Players love to hear those words from the coach because scrimmages are much more fun than squat thrusts, windmills, or shoulder and hip rotations. …
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Outstanding points on practice,  review...

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Kobe Bryant's Leadership Style Over The Years

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Kobe Bryant's Leadership Style Over The Years Lakers Nation In NBA circles, there's no debate that Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest basketball players in history, but when it comes to dubbing him as an effective leader, you'll get mixed opinions...
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Extreme Moneyball: The Houston Astros Go All In on Data Analysis

Extreme Moneyball: The Houston Astros Go All In on Data Analysis | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Can a former McKinsey consultant build a championship baseball team? The Houston Astros are finding out
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Four Recent Movies That Can Teach You About Running a Business

Four Recent Movies That Can Teach You About Running a Business | Performance Project | Scoop.it
We all love watching movies. Whether it is on our couch or at the theater, film holds a special place in our worlds. Movies can excite, anger and inspire. Some movies can even teach you valuable lessons about running a ... Read More
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Finding “A” Level Talent Is Highly Overrated

Finding “A” Level Talent Is Highly Overrated | Performance Project | Scoop.it
I just got back from NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. For those not in the know, it’s a time when rookies and those looking to make a team’s 15-man roster come to play for almost two …
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The flaw in this article is that the author "resets the curve" for grading the NBA players.  You can think this way but it misleads the comparison to the organizational world.  At best, all NBA players are A's and B's -- the college players that didn't make the NBA, the high school stars that didn't make varsity in college -- you get the point.

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How Much Practice is Too Much?

How Much Practice is Too Much? | Performance Project | Scoop.it
By Annie Murphy Paul Why do I have to keep practicing? I know it already!” That’s the familiar wail of a child seated at the piano or in front of the mu
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The issue of "practice" is one of my favorites.

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What Taylor Swift Can Teach You About Success

What Taylor Swift Can Teach You About Success | Performance Project | Scoop.it
You want to be successful. If you want to have the kind of power and success that Taylor Swift commands in your career as she does in hers, you need to...
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Coaching Tuesday: Could You Use an Olympic Coach at Work?

Coaching Tuesday:  Could You Use an Olympic Coach at Work? | Performance Project | Scoop.it
In her online post In Olympics of Life, We All Could Use a Coach, Mary Schmich delineates the myriad ways a coach makes a difference.  She states: “Most of us are slipping and sliding on the bumpy ...
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How to boost cycling performance with psychology

How to boost cycling performance with psychology | Performance Project | Scoop.it

A new study into the secrets of sporting success has found that a massive 20 per cent of performance outcomes are driven purely by

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The Ultimate Guide To Getting Your For-Benefit Dream Job

The Ultimate Guide To Getting Your For-Benefit Dream Job | Performance Project | Scoop.it
If you want to get your dream job, you need modern job-seeking strategies that work.

In part 1 of this series, I showed you why just 1% of resumes
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Gets a post here just for a great film reference.

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Hiring Wisdom: Can You Afford to Put Up With Mediocre Employees?

Hiring Wisdom: Can You Afford to Put Up With Mediocre Employees? | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Why do so many managers continue to accept mediocre, second-rate results?
Hundreds of research studies have quantified the difference between having an “A” player versus a “C” player in a job, any job.
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An HR article but ask that "mediocre" employee question from the perspective a concert or band perspective?  Standards in the performance world are so different from most organizations.

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Leadership, Playoffs, and a Sense of Identity - BamaHammer

Leadership, Playoffs, and a Sense of Identity - BamaHammer | Performance Project | Scoop.it
There’s an unwritten rule in politics that says former Presidents should not criticize current leaders.
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Microchips the next big thing in sports technology; Cowboys, Mavericks leading ..

Microchips the next big thing in sports technology; Cowboys, Mavericks leading .. | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Dallas Morning News
Microchips the next big thing in sports technology; Cowboys, Mavericks leading ...
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Fascinating detail on something that is also beginning to happen in workplaces -- big issue!

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September Call-Ups? One Good Way to Evaluate Your Team of the Future

September Call-Ups? One Good Way to Evaluate Your Team of the Future | Performance Project | Scoop.it
For those who aren’t big Major League Baseball (MLB) fans you probably don’t know what the “September Call-Up” or “Expanded Rosters” mean.
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Why Your Employees Need to be Both Engaged AND Aligned

Why Your Employees Need to be Both Engaged AND Aligned | Performance Project | Scoop.it
I appreciate a good analogy, especially when it comes to terms that can be defined in multiple ways. Employee engagement and alignment are a good example. Here’s a brilliant analogy from …
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I like the use of the relay race example here -- also the detailed analysis for the elements.

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Should You Put World of Warcraft on Your Resume?

Should You Put World of Warcraft on Your Resume? | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Smart companies will start to take gaming skills seriously.
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This has a very interesting link to our "Performance Project" work.

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Jim Schreier's curator insight, August 19, 3:14 PM

This article plus a direct reference from a participant in one of my management training programs suggests that "World of Warcraft" clearly teaches strategy.  Interesting!!

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The Complexity of Greatness: Beyond Talent or Practice

The Complexity of Greatness: Beyond Talent or Practice | Performance Project | Scoop.it
What is greatness and how do people get there? Is greatness born or made? Is greatness the result of talent or practice? Few other questions have ...
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