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Why Dialogue Matters

Talking CircleWhen humans developed the power of language, they opened up the possibility and potential for co-operation and collaboration. Once we had language, we could put together our ideas, express our needs and emotions, negotiate to create mutual value, teach and share learning, persuade and influence others....... and listen.

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Unleashing the Power of Purpose

When we have a sense of purpose, we tap into the full range of our personal power. We are capable and confident. We challenge boundaries and received wisdom. We are infinitely resourceful, resilient and creative. Our motivation to act and to change is integral to our being, and the source of our energy to keep going when otherwise we would be exhausted. What’s more, we excite and engage others with our passion; they find themselves making connections with our purpose and, if there is sufficient overlap between us, we join together.

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The Value Profile – Getting the Balance Right for Performance

The Value Profile is a model that was developed by The Performance Collective as a new way of looking at the distribution of time and effort of both individuals and whole teams. By applying the model to the current reality and then comparing it with the desired profile, strategies can be developed for increasing the overall value profile of the individual or team.

The Value Profile defines four, distinct sources of value.

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Near, Clear and Sincere - How to Align Your Team in Uncertainty

One of the consistent features of high performing teams is that their leaders actively manage both alignment and engagement. Alignment ensures that the right stuff gets done, at the right time, by the people with the right skills to do it well. Engagement creates the energy and motivation to deliver performance beyond the expected; it lights the fire in individuals and teams that becomes their eternal flame. Together these sustain high performance.

What do leaders do when there is so much uncertainty? When the goal-posts are constantly shifting and the future is so hard to predict? What purpose do we align to? Without a sense of purpose and clear outcomes, how do leaders lead?

The answer is that they apply the principles of Near, Clear and Sincere.

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