When Performance Goals Break Moral Standards


I came across this article today outlining how high-pressure expectations can lead to unethical behavior.

Study finds high-pressure expectations lead to unethical behavior

In our coaching programs, we discuss how we should set goals just outside our grasp but within our reach.  We also discuss the journey to achieve our goals and how that builds our character.

But this new study does something that hasn’t been done before. It establishes a relationship between high pressure performance goals and an increased probability of unethical behavior in real-world situations. Continue reading

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9 Tactics for Conducting Problem Solving Meetings


When I originally took the Dale Carnegie Course, it was 12 weeks long and included a section on how to lead effective problem solving meetings. This exercise encompassed about 90 minutes of small group work and outlined best practices for efficiently conducting an effective meeting.

When the program changed to the tightened, 8-session version, the problem solving meeting session was moved from the Dale Carnegie Course into the Leadership Training for Managers program, focusing the exercise on individuals assuming positions of management and leadership. Continue reading