Power Your Performance Blog

Team Performance

Redefining Performance

It can be easy to think of performance as either good or bad, though that sometimes misses a key item: what is the expectation for that role.

Mindset

Optimism About the Future

With all the challenges we face day after day, month after month, it can be hard sometimes to be optimistic about the future and the changes that are coming.

Self-Care

Too Much on Your Plate

Almost everyone is wanting to know how to function better when there is too much on the plate. It’s time to do something different!

Communication

Talking About Performance Problems

Everyone is going to have an experience where someone doesn't do what they've committed (or been told) to do. Most people aren't ready to have the necessary conversations when these situations arise.

Accountability

Who’s Actually Causing the Problem?

Each time you accept it when others bring a problem and ask to compress a five-day workflow into two days, you teach them that it's okay. You are choosing to say yes to that request.

Communication

A Better Framework to Ask Problem Solving Questions

At Wingspan, we call Advancing Questions the “power tool” that leaders bring. The reason problem-solving questions are such an important skill is that there is a distinct difference between solving a problem FOR someone and solving a problem WITH someone.

Mindset

Knowledge vs. Skill

When you're learning something new, when do you decide that you've learned enough and you can start applying? This question is harder to answer than it seems. It's also tougher when we work on new ways of working, and applying different mindsets, behaviors, and communications.

Communication

Don’t Guess, Just Ask

Sometimes we think we know what the other person wants. Some relationship books describe how guys typically want to problem solve, and women lean towards listening. Only that isn’t what the other person always wants. The fact is we don’t know—even with siblings, our best friends, and colleagues we’ve worked with for decades.