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Sex and the Job Search: How Hiring Managers Act Like Hot Models

Sex and the Job Search: How Hiring Managers Act Like Hot Models | Performance Project | Scoop.it
By Dominic Bokich I feel like a pompous ass for writing this, but job applicants should treat Human Resource (HR) reps, hiring managers, and interviewers like hot models. Why?
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Not as much of a connection to the performing arts here, but because it contains good references to how "stars" are viewed (or should be viewed), I deemed it worth sharing (and duplicating with other topics.)

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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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Schroders hires British Cycling coach to aid manager performance

Schroders hires British Cycling coach to aid manager performance | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Schroders hires British Cycling coach to aid manager performance Investment Week Shane Sutton, who is also a performance adviser for Team Sky in this year's Tour de France, will be tasked with analysing the behaviour of managers, “correcting”...
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Interesting -- have to watch this to see how the results are affected.

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Leadership Must Come From New Eagles

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Leadership Must Come From New Eagles
Inside the Iggles
Leadership is a word that NFL teams banter around related to which of the players can get others to listen to them and buy in to the concepts that the coach puts forth.
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Team Culture and Positivity: What We Can Learn from Kids’ Basketball

Team Culture and Positivity: What We Can Learn from Kids’ Basketball | Performance Project | Scoop.it

Listening to my son debrief on his tryout gave me a unique opportunity. We spoke one on one about not only this new team which he did join, but we compared notes on all of his other team experiences.  We spoke about what makes a good coach, what makes a good team culture, and the value of praise in driving performance.

And with that context in hand, I took advantage of the discussion to explain some things about what I do for a living and what Globoforce does.  He knew a little about the field I work in, but this was an opportunity for me to connect with him in a whole new way.  I explained, “We help companies impact their culture through the use of praise. That drives higher performance of their employees in a very important and measurable way.”

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Business School Professors Should Be Like Movie Directors

Business School Professors Should Be Like Movie Directors | Performance Project | Scoop.it

Lights, camera, action items. Luckily, b-school professors seem to be hybrids of economist, therapist, actor, and manager. We have knowledge to bestow on students, a stage to practice our craft, and design capabilities for pedagogy.

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Class teaches leadership skills to middle school students

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Class teaches leadership skills to middle school students
Lynchburg News and Advance
Instructor Moose Pierce assists Lucas Botham on a project in a leadership class at Sandusky Middle School in Lynchburg, Va., May 16, 2014.
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The neuroscience of positive, vision-based coaching

The neuroscience of positive, vision-based coaching | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Good coaches get results, respect, and awards. But what makes a coach or mentor good?
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The Secret To Being The ‘Right Fit’ For A Job

The Secret To Being The ‘Right Fit’ For A Job | Performance Project | Scoop.it
The very first blog post I wrote for my entertainment career site, Your Industry Insider, was called “The Art of Getting the Part.” It was about looking right for the job when you went on interviews, comparing that in-person experience to acting...
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Lessons on Mission and Purpose From the NHL Playoffs

Lessons on Mission and Purpose From the NHL Playoffs | Performance Project | Scoop.it
The National Hockey League playoffs kicked off this week, and they have me thinking about the way talent and culture is managed in hockey, and, what both employees and employers can learn from it.
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Watching playoffs in most sports is always a good example of how really top talent performs, is managed.

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Employee Engagement: Managing in the Big Leagues

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In a sure sign that Spring is finally here, another season of Major League Baseball is in full swing.
For everyone officially back to work — players, coaches, umpires, etc.
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Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence

Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence -  by Daniel Goleman.

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Contains an interesting chapter on the "Myth of the 10,000 Hour Rule" but it doesn't really disprove the rule -- just clarifies it.  This book contains a number of excellent messages -- despite the fact that it extremely unfocused for a book on focus.

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Hire for Bench Strength or Brace for Failure

Hire for Bench Strength or Brace for Failure | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Baseball spring training is here, so it’s a perfect time for us to talk about the importance of an organization’s bench strength.
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I keep sports-related stories to a minimum but this is a good point.

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Some Smart Interview Takeaways From This Year’s Academy Awards

Some Smart Interview Takeaways From This Year’s Academy Awards | Performance Project | Scoop.it
The glitz, the glamour, the upsets and the tear-jerking acceptance speeches
Yes, the Academy Awards this year graced us again with Hollywood’s elite and we sure did enjoy it (even if it ran a little long).
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Frankie Valli and Tommy DeVito: Friends for All Four Seasons

Frankie Valli and Tommy DeVito: Friends for All Four Seasons | Performance Project | Scoop.it
What pushes the limits of men's friendships?


Whether some license was taken in depicting the male bond between Frankie Valli and Tommy DeVito in Jersey Boys (the musical and the Clint Eastwood-directed movie) about the life and times of The Four Seasons singing group may be beside the point.  With any representation of a relationship, the viewer always has to think if he or she would have acted the same way for a friend.  In both the show and the movie.

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I wish the author would have done a little more checking on the various factors of the story -- even though it doesn't change his main point.  But it would provide a better context to that point -- and some broader messages about the topic.

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The Three Key Leadership Lessons From 'Seinfeld'

The Three Key Leadership Lessons From 'Seinfeld'
Forbes
It may take 50 or 100 years for people to pay proper tribute to Jerry Seinfeld's insights into the human condition.
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The Five Characteristics of Elite Leadership Teams

The Five Characteristics of Elite Leadership Teams | Performance Project | Scoop.it
I recently worked with a troubled leadership team.
It was still producing solid revenue results, but internal conflicts and damaged trust were inhibiting the team’s ability to align goals and support each other’s efforts.
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I've had the opportunity to observe (not just on TV) race teams in NASCAR -- I've interviewed several drivers.  This article struck me for the perfect way it describes how so many teams (and obviously all team members) practice the points made here.

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The Trouble with a "Jock Culture" at the Office

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GreatIt can lead to organizational mediocrity.

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Great article -- worth paying for if you're not an HBR subscriber.

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Charles J. Limb: Inner Sparks

The Hearing specialist and sax player says that studying the brain during flights of improvisation may provide new understanding of creativity—as well as insight into the musical genius of John...
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5 Business Secrets You Probably Never Thought Of

5 Business Secrets You Probably Never Thought Of | Performance Project | Scoop.it
More than we would like to admit, we manage by myth. That’s how things often go awry.
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A fascinating part of this is the following:  

"Even more interesting was an analysis of Broadway plays.  It found that when the cast and crew knew each other too well, results suffered."

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Data Alone Won’t Get You a Standing Ovation

Data Alone Won’t Get You a Standing Ovation | Performance Project | Scoop.it
A few years ago, Dr. Brené Brown delivered a presentation on “The power of vulnerability” at TEDx Houston. As a professor at the University of Houston, Brown studies vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame.
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Telling stories is definitely an "art" for the Performance Project.

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Getting Your Dream Job: What You Can Learn From Harry Potter

Getting Your Dream Job: What You Can Learn From Harry Potter | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Imagine your life as a montage in a movie. You flow through a series of clips starting in college – where you’re studying hard, connecting with new people, and growing up. You graduate, and get your first “real” job. It’s everything you wanted and...
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Music Helps Kids Read

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Making music improves auditory precision and attentiveness
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"Over and over and over til we got it right."

"Why" from "Tick, Tick, Boom!"  Thanks to Michael Ingersoll, (Under the Streetlamp, Jersey Boys) for giving me:  "Over and over and over til we got it right."  Message to leaders and managers:  PRACTICE!

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Leadership For the Future? It Means Boldly Tackling Challenges Today

Leadership For the Future? It Means Boldly Tackling Challenges Today | Performance Project | Scoop.it
“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves.” — William Shakespeare, British playwright and poet Let’s face it: business life won’t be getting any easier or slower or less complicated (unless human nature and civilization undergo...
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A worthy connection because of the Shakespeare reference.

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The science behind peak human performance

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Why HR departments should take a cue from extreme adventure sports to help employees become more productive.
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The Outsized Benefits of Simply Introducing Yourself

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Beyond "My Name Is"The Smartest Thing Jimmy Fallon Did on His First Tonight ShowTimeWhile I'm not usually a fan of "leadership lessons you can learn from [insert pretty much anything here, including pets and inanimate objects]," this well-written...
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