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Spock Had It Right: It’s About Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations

Spock Had It Right: It’s About Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Why is creating a diverse team important? Do you know how to create diverse teams?


As the Vulcans say in Star Trek, “Infinite diversity in infinite combinations.” Diverse groups of individuals bring diverse ideas and experiences, diverse ideas and experiences contribute to increased sharing of thoughts and ideas, development of new solutions, and increased innovation.

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Another good leadership lesson from Star Trek.

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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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The following link is to a song, "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."  It's clearly the theme song for this topic and The Performance  Project.  Message to leaders and managers:  PRACTICE! PRACTICE! PRACTICE!


Why -- from Tick, Tick, Boom


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Jurassic World: A Reminder How Workplace Intentions Can Go Horribly Wrong | TLNT

Jurassic World: A Reminder How Workplace Intentions Can Go Horribly Wrong | TLNT | Performance Project | Scoop.it
If you break it down to its prehistoric DNA, the plot of blockbuster Jurassic World and its predecessors resembles anybody’s bad day at the office: You set out to do something with good intentions and high hopes. Something goes wrong, but no big deal — there are systems to deal with it.

But, systems fail. Plan B is launched. Unintended consequences ensue. Repeat with Plans C, D, and E until you conclude that maybe the entire concept is flawed.
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Isn’t LeBron Amazing? Imagine the Impact of Hiring a Similar Game Changer Into Your Firm, Part 2 of 2

Isn’t LeBron Amazing? Imagine the Impact of Hiring a Similar Game Changer Into Your Firm, Part 2 of 2 | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Action Steps for Successfully Recruiting Game Changers Into Your Firm In part 1 of this article that was published on 6/8/15 I showed how the performance of LeBron James illustrated the value and the transformational impact that hiring a single...
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If Harry Potter Ran General Electric: Leadership Wisdom from the World of the Wizards

Amazon.com: If Harry Potter Ran General Electric: Leadership Wisdom from the World of the Wizards eBook: Tom Morris: Kindle Store
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Reviewing several resources for this project -- and noticed I hadn't posted on this very interesting book.

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Rewards Run Amuck: Contests That Demotivate and Destroy the Culture

Rewards Run Amuck: Contests That Demotivate and Destroy the Culture | Performance Project | Scoop.it
“We’re adding a little something to this month’s sales contest. As you all know, first prize is a Cadillac El Dorado. Anybody wanna see second prize? Second prize is a set of steak …
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Jimmy Fallon Effect: 10 Qualities Of Great Networkers

Jimmy Fallon Effect: 10 Qualities Of Great Networkers | Performance Project | Scoop.it
What qualities can you leverage to build a strong network? Look no further than Jimmy Fallon. Here's why he's one of the a great networkers.
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The Secret to Engaging Millennials is Really No Big Secret at All

The Secret to Engaging Millennials is Really No Big Secret at All | Performance Project | Scoop.it
To get back to Kansas, Dorothy never had to jump through all the death-defying hoops the Wizard put her through.
She had everything she needed (ruby slippers) from the very beginning.
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I like the reference here to the Wizard of Oz....

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Winning SCRABBLE and the Nature of Expertise

Winning SCRABBLE and the Nature of Expertise | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Studying a game yields insights into what it takes to be great at something
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Beware the Winning Streak

Beware the Winning Streak | Performance Project | Scoop.it
How well do people factor past performance into their expectations for the future? Not very, according to studies.
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The 3 Secrets of The NEW One Minute Manager

The 3 Secrets of The NEW One Minute Manager | Performance Project | Scoop.it
On May 5, HarperCollins will release The New One Minute Manager, a new book based on the 1982 business classic co-authored by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson.  Recognizing that the world has chan...
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Hopefully this update of one of the most important "management" books ever written will have as much impact as the original.  And importantly, it's clearly an "update" to the original not a repudiation -- the basic concepts are still there!

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The Curse of Unspoken Expectations - 3 Ways to Improve Teamwork and Collaboration

The Curse of Unspoken Expectations - 3 Ways to Improve Teamwork and Collaboration | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Unspoken expectations are a curse upon relationships. It's a surefire way to guarantee you will have conflict and discord that leads to poor teamwork and collaboration in the workplace. Some time a...
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I'm posting this to the Performance Project because it is such an important issue -- handled very poorly in way too many situations -- and handled much better in the performing arts.


One of the major things I've noticed in all my opportunities to closely watch and interview members of the performing arts from concerts and Broadway shows -- clarity of expectations has always been something that's crystal clear.

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Why Preparation Is Key In An Interview

Why Preparation Is Key In An Interview | Performance Project | Scoop.it
When interviewing, it behooves the job seeker to be prepared. But how prepared do you need to be? Find out what to do before an interview.
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Practice-Practice!  A clear theme for many of the posts here!

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“Good Job” – Are These the 2 Most Harmful Words in the English Language?

“Good Job” – Are These the 2 Most Harmful Words in the English Language? | Performance Project | Scoop.it
If you were among the millions of movie fans around the world who tuned in to the Academy Awards on Sunday, you may know that the title of this post refers to a line from one of the films …
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Hiring a Game Changer: Sometimes, You Get “The LeBron Effect"

Hiring a Game Changer: Sometimes, You Get “The LeBron Effect" | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Corporate executives don’t have to be sports experts to realize the incredible value that LeBron James has added to the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers in a single year. Consider these amazing impacts since his hiring:

The value of the team went up an astonishing 78 percent ($400 million);
Its operating income doubled;
Every seat in the arena was suddenly filled;
It received dramatically more TV coverage;
Its winning percentage went from .402 up to .646; and,
After finishing 10th in the conference last year, the team made the NBA finals.
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Isn’t LeBron Amazing? Imagine the Impact of Hiring a Similar ‘Game Changer’ Into Your Firm (Part 1 of 2)

Isn’t LeBron Amazing? Imagine the Impact of Hiring a Similar ‘Game Changer’ Into Your Firm (Part 1 of 2) | Performance Project | Scoop.it


Corporate executives don’t have to be sports experts to realize the incredible value that LeBron James has added to the Cleveland Cavalier NBA team in a single year. Consider these amazing impacts since his hiring.

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Golf Brings a Lesson in Strategic Thinking

Golf Brings a Lesson in Strategic Thinking | Performance Project | Scoop.it


Is there a metaphor here for how you perform in other arenas? I think so. In life, business, golf, and otherwise, I think it boils down to playing to your strengths and not over-reaching into high-risk zones where you are usually going to spin your wheels with little or no payoff. Yes, there is some magic to be made by venturing outside your comfort zone, but you need to understand the potential payoff, the realistic odds of a successful shot, and the odds of your overall plan working out before you choose a club and swing it.

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The One Critical Skill That Most Managers Never Seem to Learn

The One Critical Skill That Most Managers Never Seem to Learn | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Let it go. Since the beginning of time, those three words have never been repeated more frequently by more people or in more places than they have since the release of Frozen. Whatever else …
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Actors Anonymous Step 5: Managing Expectations

Actors Anonymous Step 5: Managing Expectations | Performance Project | Scoop.it
For Working Actor Kelli Barrett, this month’s column on learning how much to expect from a roller-coaster profession turned out to hit very close to home when her Broadway musical suddenly closed.
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The mathematically proven winning strategy for 14 of the most popular games

The mathematically proven winning strategy for 14 of the most popular games | Performance Project | Scoop.it
May the odds be ever in your favor.
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Benefits of Gaming: What Research Shows

Benefits of Gaming: What Research Shows | Performance Project | Scoop.it
It's still early days in research around games and learning, but a few significant studies show important trends.
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7 lessons everyone can learn about leadership from Game of Thrones

7 lessons everyone can learn about leadership from Game of Thrones | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Be true to your values, even if you have to walk away.

Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, April 14, 7:51 PM

Sex, murder, dragons, warring leaders, and a wall impossible to scale. Does this sound like any corporations you know today? Perhaps, but I am talking about Targaryens, Lannisters, Starks, and Baratheons in Game of Thrones.

A-Writer's curator insight, April 15, 5:44 AM

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2STechnologies's curator insight, April 15, 10:40 AM

Avouez Que VOUS ÊTES accro!

Addict .... La passion ne s'achève jamais with Game of Thrones!

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Ex-NFL player Boone Stutz prefers pit road over gridiron

Ex-NFL player Boone Stutz prefers pit road over gridiron | Performance Project | Scoop.it

"It's a high-pressure situation, and you have to be able to think in the moment," Stutz said. "Athletes say things will slow down for you the more you do it. I find it kind of the same as with football. Things are speeding by you, and guys are flying by you on pit road, but they 'slow down' when you've done it awhile.

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There are some interesting parallels here on how skills transfer  -- good example on performance.

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James Schreier's curator insight, April 10, 6:36 AM

There are some interesting parallels here on how skills transfer  -- good example on performance.  Valuable information for individuals making major career changes.  A very good example is veterans returning...

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The four leadership styles of the Final Four coaches

The four leadership styles of the Final Four coaches | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Here's a quick guide to the different coaching styles that define this year's Final Four.
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"Required" change of picture...

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How an NBA Team Thinks About Data, Talent, and Pricing

How an NBA Team Thinks About Data, Talent, and Pricing | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Basketball is on the brain in March. And while the differences are aplenty between college basketball and professional hoops, this sports season got us thinking about the business of athletics.
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3 Tips From Yoda If You're Over 40 And Unemployed

3 Tips From Yoda If You're Over 40 And Unemployed | Performance Project | Scoop.it
If you're over 40 and unemployed, you might want to change your job search perspective. Here are three wise tips from Yoda - read you must!
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5 leadership lessons from House of Cards

5 leadership lessons from House of Cards | Performance Project | Scoop.it
The latest season of Netflix’s popular show may be melodramatic, but there's a lot to learn from all the backstabbing that plays out.
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