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January 8, 2019

‘Just part of the job’ vs ‘specialists’

What is considered ‘just part of the job’ and what is considered the work of specialists? This is an issue we hear our clients wrestling with over and over again, including how to operate powerfully in this arena. There are many areas that fit this problem and we are going to look at a one which shows up consistently in Construction – housekeeping.
December 24, 2018
How to Get a High Performing Organization? Dreadfully Simple, Difficult to Do

How to Get a High Performing Organization? Dreadfully Simple, Difficult to Do

A high performance work environment can, for some, be an elusive ideal. For others, it’s a reality that can always be improved upon. The thing is, fostering and developing an organization that actually achieves seemingly impossible goals still proves a daunting task across the board.
December 21, 2018
Could This End Wars?

Could This End Wars?

When I was first exposed to the concepts behind our methodology here at JMJ, I thought to myself, “Wow, I think, maybe, this kind of approach could end wars.”
December 19, 2018
Building High Performance Organizations

Building High Performance Organizations

In an ongoing quest to understand what leads to High Performing organizations, I recently interviewed Gil Judson, a Global Client Manager here at JMJ, widely known at this company as one of our foremost experts on our High Performance approach.
December 18, 2018
Distractions: Our Biggest Obstacle

Distractions: Our Biggest Obstacle

On the golf course yesterday, I gave some thought to what may be the single biggest obstacle with our work at JMJ, and even more so for our clients taking on our work.
December 17, 2018
High Performance in Organizational Change Management: An Interview with a JMJ Client

High Performance in Organizational Change Management: an Interview with a JMJ Client

What is it like when an organization takes on a commitment to a High Performance approach? What happens when JMJ comes in to assist in this process?
December 14, 2018
The Three Questions to Ask for Breakthrough Performance

The Three Questions to Ask for Breakthrough Performance

When the results we’ve always gotten equal mediocre performance, what should we do? It’s said that Einstein remarked, “Doing the same thing again and again expecting a different result is the definition of insanity.” Repeating what we have always done will doubtless get us the results we have always gotten.
December 12, 2018
The Three Dimensional Chess of Organizational Performance

The Three Dimensional Chess of Organizational Performance

Often, getting an organization to that next level–the one where you’re not just meeting goals, but surpassing them and moving into almost unimaginable territory–can be tricky. It’s not always obvious how to move beyond business as usual, particularly when business as usual has gotten strong results up to this point.
December 7, 2018
Want Better Teams, An Expanded World View, and a Higher Sense of Well-Being? Coach.

Want Better Teams, An Expanded World View, and a Higher Sense of Well-Being, Coach.

Here at JMJ, we often talk about the benefits of coaching to the individual, teams and the organisation. Usually, though, little or no consideration is given to what a Coach/Mentor gains from Coaching or Mentoring.
December 5, 2018
Transforming Safety Cultures in Organizations with Global Reach

Transforming Safety Cultures in Organizations with Global Reach

An organizational Transformation is no small task, with the seemingly impossible demand to reach hundreds, thousands, or even hundred thousands of people sometimes on every continent on the planet. JMJ Co-founder, Joseph Friedman, spoke with JMJ Global Client Manager Billy Afghan about the value of commitment and what it takes to cause a cultural safety Transformation in large organizations that can reach around the world.