Center for High Performance
CFHP Center for High Performance
Issue No. 8 January 24, 2011


While we're already well into January, I'd like to suggest making one more new year's resolution: Treat smart people like they're smart. It costs nothing and it pays enormous dividends in the long run. In a fragile business environment, it can help transform your organization from hesitant to confident.

Watch for more information in upcoming newsletters about our new educational experience "Leading Through Uncertainty," and click the link below to receive an invitation to the course through our Facebook Fan Page.

With kindest regards,


Watch A Peacock in the Land of Penguins: the story of what happens when others want you to fit in even though you were born to stand out.

One More Resolution

Imagine a creative genius is working for your company — a Mark Zuckerberg type without the entrepreneurial spirit. Brimming with ideas but socially inept, he would be classified as a geek in most organizations, likely relegated to a cubicle and ignored. He might be on the verge of a breakthrough that could save the company or take it to the next level, but no one would ever know.

Our research reveals — and our experience confirms — that valuing people is one of the most important factors in achieving high performance. Read on to learn why.



The need for leadership development has never been stronger. Prompted by a global economic downturn, increased shareholder demands and intense competition, the importance of developing the individuals who can lead companies to sustained high performance is critical for success.

The Center for High Performance offers customized, one- to five-day courses focused on increasing business unit performance by developing a higher-performance environment. The CfHP team uses its exclusive research and proprietary tools to help business unit leaders apply our findings to their specific leadership challenges.

  1. Understand the killers of high performance and how to avoid them.
  2. Learn how to energize and motivate people during stressful times.
  3. Utilize a six-step collaboration model to encourage the flow of ideas and solve complex problems.

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