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How to Replicate the Success of Top Performers

By Dr. William Seidman | December 5, 2019 |

Note: The following article also appeared in Selling Power magazine here. Mentorship is one of the most effective ways to help salespeople improve performance. However, when we think about putting...

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Making Promotions Work — Fast

Making Promotions Work — Fast

Promoting someone is almost always a positive event for an organization. A person’s past accomplishments are recognized and a new opportunity is created for the person and the organization. It’s very exciting and energizing when someone gets a promotion. But newly promoted people often struggle...
Disruptive Technology for Leading, Learning and Organizational Transformation…Speed, Speed and More Speed

Disruptive Technology for Leading, Learning and Organizational Transformation…Speed, Speed and More Speed

We live in a Twitterized world. Everything is in 140 characters…or now its 280 characters. The fast-paced, “what have you done for me lately” world has made it even more challenging for companies and their employees to be successful. Most leadership initiatives and change programs...
Will investment in learning and development grow in 2018? It should.

Will investment in learning and development grow in 2018? It should.

As many of you know, investment in learning and development programs has, at best, stagnated since in the recession of 2008 and, at worst, experienced severe cutbacks. As we look ahead at 2018, the question is –- with what seems to be a more robust...
Cerebyte’s Sofia program helps speed leadership transformation

Cerebyte’s Sofia program helps speed leadership transformation

In an earlier post, I referred to a situation where a technical leader used our Cerebyte Sofia online learning platform to develop a best practice in just 1.5 hours. The situation that prompted this initiative is a real and common problem in a lot of...
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Is working 9 to 5 really for losers?

Take the time to work smarter. I recently read an interesting article in the New York Times entitled In Silicon Valley, 9-5 Is for Losers. The gist of the article is that the high-tech culture in Silicon Valley values extreme work hours in order to potentially make a...
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Google’s Oxygen project took months to find out what makes a manager great; Cerebyte takes a day

Recently, a colleague forwarded me an article about Google’s Oxygen project from Inc. Magazine. This is a well-known effort by Google to use statistical analysis of performance reviews to determine what makes someone a good manager. The Google team’s findings are hardly revolutionary but, because they are Google,...
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Does sitting next to a “star” improve your performance?

Recently, I read an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal entitled “Use Your Seat to Get Ahead." The subtitle of the article, “Sitting next to a star at work improves your performance,” particularly piqued my interest since we do a lot of work with...
Does having a “sense of purpose” help you sleep?

Does having a “sense of purpose” help you sleep?

As anyone who read this blog knows, I am an advocate of developing a compelling social purpose and aligning everything in your work and life with achieving that purpose. Recently, I wrote a blog about how purpose-driven approaches to learning in general and the Cerebyte...
Why We Work

Why We Work

I just finished reading a book entitled, “Why We Work” by Barry Schwartz. The book has three core messages that really resonated with me: - The evidence that purpose is the primary motivator of behaviors is overwhelming - The conventional wisdoms that formal, particularly financial...