High Performance Projects

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 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 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 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.
July 10, 2013
Moving Beyond Business as Usual: Transformation

Moving Beyond Business as Usual: Transformation

The word “Transformation” is a bit of a buzz word these days. It has come to mean many different things to many different organizations. However, at JMJ, we use the word to describe what it is we actually do—and our clients often attest that, after partnering with us, their organizations or projects actually are “transformed.”
May 31, 2013
The Seven Questions to Ask BEFORE a Project Begins

The Seven Questions to Ask BEFORE a Project Begins

Go slow to go fast.” This is a slogan that is particularly relevant at the beginning of projects, jobs or strategic initiatives. Often, in the rush to get going, leaders fail to set themselves up for success. Critical omissions emerge at the most inconvenient times that arrest forward progress on goals.
April 1, 2013
How to Turn a Group into a Team: The Holographic Approach

How to Turn a Group into a Team: The Holographic Approach

There are many answers to this question. A good place to start is an understanding of the principle of holography and how that applies to teams.
March 14, 2013
Making Requests a Way of Life

Making Requests a Way of Life

In Joseph Friedman’s last post (The Three Guidelines to Maximize Your Conversational ROI) he calls conversations, “the actions of business.” Conversations either forward action, or they don’t. When I was first introduced to the concept of conversations as action, it challenged the way I thought about things. “Conversations are actions? But they’re just a bunch of talking. Isn’t talk cheap?”
February 28, 2013
The Three Guidelines to Maximize Your Conversational ROI

The Three Guidelines to Maximize your Conversational ROI

Whether in business or in our personal lives, when we make an investment, we want a good return. It is easy to know whether we’ve made a good investment–if we put in $100 and get $175 back, we’d most likely declare this a good Return on Investment (ROI).
October 24, 2012
It’s Fundamental: Relationship is the Foundation of Accomplishment

It’s Fundamental: Relationship is the Foundation of Accomplishment

At JMJ, we say that “relationship is the foundation of accomplishment.” It’s one of our core principles, one we take very seriously. What does it mean? Basically, it means that to get great results, we focus on our relationships with our work and with those involved in the work we do.