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Leadership, Management Lessons from the Performing Arts
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Talent Agents Say Instagram Followers is More Important than Acting Talent

Talent Agents Say Instagram Followers is More Important than Acting Talent | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Talent agents argue that social media is more important than actual acting talent. Fifteen years ago, if you were an aspiring actor, model or talent you wo
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The Five Secrets of High-Performance Teams

The Five Secrets of High-Performance Teams | Performance Project | Scoop.it
“When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.” — Joe Paterno, longtime Penn State football coach
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Optimum Performance: Big Brother is tracking NFL players

Optimum Performance: Big Brother is tracking NFL players | Performance Project | Scoop.it
The real value is how to translate this acquired information to improve individual player and team performance
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7 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Tom Hanks

7 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Tom Hanks | Performance Project | Scoop.it
He's been a castaway, an FBI agent and a cowboy doll that talks, but his best role is perhaps that of a businessman.
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4 things businesses can learn from Disneyland

4 things businesses can learn from Disneyland | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Disneyland is an exceptionally well-run business that any entrepreneur could glean valuable information from.
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Are You an Acting Addict?

Are You an Acting Addict? | Performance Project | Scoop.it
New Working Actor columnist (and Broadway star!) Kelli Barrett talks about the hunger inside that compels men and women to pursue a difficult career in the face of near-constant rejection.
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Actors Anonymous Step 3: Fearless Moral Inventory

Actors Anonymous Step 3: Fearless Moral Inventory | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Kelli Barrett, currently starring in “Dr. Zhivago” on Broadway, takes readers through the next step of her Actors Anonymous program: letting go of the bad and embracing the good.
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What We Can Learn About Workplace Leadership From the Tour de France

What We Can Learn About Workplace Leadership From the Tour de France | Performance Project | Scoop.it
I admit that I am a fair weather (OK, indoor) cyclist. Isn’t exercising in air conditioning always better than Texas weather? As a twice-a-week spin class
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4 Leadership Lessons from the U.S. Women's Soccer Team

4 Leadership Lessons from the U.S. Women's Soccer Team | Performance Project | Scoop.it
In winning the World Cup, the U.S. stuck with its game plan--until it didn't. Coach Jill Ellis made tactical and personnel changes when it suited the team's strategy, not that of her critics.
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Why you shouldn't lead like Don Corleone

Why you shouldn't lead like Don Corleone | Performance Project | Scoop.it
High-character managers know that it's much better to be loved than feared.
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Jurassic World: A Reminder How Workplace Intentions Can Go Horribly Wrong

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

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The Music Paradigm

On Monday Afternoon's Learning 2015 General Session, you will have a very unique, powerful experience - focusing on organizational dynamics, leadership and the role of "performance".
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Is Your LinkedIn Profile A Blockbuster?

Is Your LinkedIn Profile A Blockbuster? | Performance Project | Scoop.it
You want to do the same thing that movie makers and authors do: engage the person viewing your materials. Learn how to do this with your LinkedIn profile!
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The Tour de France – A Customer Experience Tour de Force

The Tour de France – A Customer Experience Tour de Force | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Sport is often a metaphor for the challenges that companies face when seeking to deploy a winning customer experience strategy. There appears to be no shortage of lessons to be learned from almost any sport, and the tougher the contest the more relevant, compelling and powerful the examples seem to be.
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Mastering the Art of Your Career


It doesn’t matter what you do for a living — whether you work in medicine or retail, law or construction, whether you’re a software engineer or a writer — there’s an art and science to just about every career imaginable. Every profession has its scientific aspects, those more mechanical facets and rules and methods you absolutely must know to excel within your industry. However, these professions, no matter how dry, straightforward, or technical, also have their creative or artistic qualities.

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Opportunity Cost, or What I Learned About Employee Satisfaction From SNL

Opportunity Cost, or What I Learned About Employee Satisfaction From SNL | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Two middle-aged men walk into an elevator. The taller and heavier of the two points to the other’s t-shirt. It’s a Saturday Night Live t-shirt with a silksc
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Why Actors Have Gotta Have Faith

Why Actors Have Gotta Have Faith | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Kelli Barrett, starring in the upcoming Broadway musical “Dr. Zhivago,” underscores the importance for performers of having faith in themselves and in their talents.
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Actors Anonymous Step 4: Community

Actors Anonymous Step 4: Community | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Working Actor Kelli Barrett, currently starring on Broadway in “Dr. Zhivago,” takes readers through the fourth step of Actors Anonymous: committing to community.
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Actors Anonymous Step 6: Embrace the Audition

Actors Anonymous Step 6: Embrace the Audition | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Working Actor Kelli Barrett knows that auditions can be tough—but so can a good workout at the gym.
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How Music Affects Productivity

How Music Affects Productivity | Performance Project | Scoop.it
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This is one of the reasons for The Performance Project.  Music is so much more than entertainment!

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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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