People Managers

Organizational success starts with individuals and teams. The InsideOut Mindset will help you bring out the best performance in your team.

  • When Knowledge Isn't Enough

    When Knowledge Isn't Enough

    Knowledge only explains 38% of the variance in business value. What the other 62% of performance?

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  • Are Your Performance Reviews Susceptible to Any of These Biases?

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  • What Does Faith Have to do with Performance?

    What Does Faith Have to do with Performance?

    A key element of performance is our Faith--what we believe about ourselves and what we believe about others (including our organization as a whole). It has a massive impact on our performance.

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  • Coaching Sparks the Fire of High Performance

    Coaching Sparks the Fire of High Performance

    A key element of performance is our Fire. Fire is our passion and drive to do something and to do it well. While it can seem difficult to control, it has a massive impact on our performance.

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  • Focus: The Key Lever of Performance

    Focus: The Key Lever of Performance

    Focus is about what we pay attention to and how we manage inconsistency and interference that would otherwise negatively impact our performance. Choosing what we focus drives results.

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  • Are You Susceptible to Similarity Bias?

    Are You Susceptible to Similarity Bias?

    Similarity Bias occurs when people prefer models they see as similar to their own. Do your performance management practices leave you vulnerable to Similarity Bias? Take this quiz to find out.

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  • Are You Susceptible to Contrast Bias?

    Are You Susceptible to Contrast Bias?

    Contrast Bias occurs when managers compare performance to other employees instead of an established standard. Do your PM practices leave you vulnerable to Contrast Bias? Take this quiz to find out.

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  • Are You Susceptible to the Horns Effect?

    Are You Susceptible to the Horns Effect?

    The Horns Effect occurs when a negative trait overshadows a person’s many positive traits. Do your performance management practices leave you vulnerable to the Horns Effect? Take the quiz to find out.

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  • Are You Susceptible to Recency Bias?

    Are You Susceptible to Recency Bias?

    Recency Bias occurs when people emphasize very recent events instead of events over time. Do your performance management practices leave you vulnerable to Recency Bias? Take this quiz to find out.

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  • Are You Susceptible to Conformity Bias?

    Are You Susceptible to Conformity Bias?

    Conformity Bias happens when we model our behavior to fit the behavior of others. Do your performance management practices leave you vulnerable to Conformity Bias? Take this quiz to find out.

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  • Are You Susceptible to the Halo Effect?

    Are You Susceptible to the Halo Effect?

    The Halo Effect occurs when our impression of someone is skewed by one positive trait. Do your performance management practices leave you vulnerable to the Halo Effect? Take this quiz to find out.

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  • Bridging Gen X and Millennials through Xennials

    Bridging Gen X and Millennials through Xennials

    Everyone knows about Millennials, Gen Xers, and Baby Boomers. But a small subset in there is attracting attention. Xennials are a group with some particular characteristics. Learn more in this blog.

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  • The 9-to-5 Employee is Dead: How to Lead the New Breed of Worker26:15

    The 9-to-5 Employee is Dead: How to Lead the New Breed of Worker

    Remote, contract, and flextime workers are here to stay. Don't you think you should find a better way of connecting with them?

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  • Bias in Performance Management

    Bias in Performance Management

    61% of a manager’s rating is a reflection of the manager, not the employee. Tell us about your performance management practices to see how vulnerable your organization is to bias.

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  • Test Your Coaching Trivia Knowledge

    Test Your Coaching Trivia Knowledge

    80% of HR leaders say coaching improves productivity. Test your knowledge of coaching trivia in this quiz. Plus, discover some coaching stats that will actually make you a better coach in the process.

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  • Are You a Manager or a Coach?

    Are You a Manager or a Coach?

    Managerial skills are important, but they’re no longer enough. This article provides 3 critical distinctions between managers and coaches.

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  • Coaching Teams One Individual at a Time

    Coaching Teams One Individual at a Time

    Every team member is an individual; coach them that way. This article illustrates a simple way to think about individual differences to help you meet employees where they are.

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  • Are You Getting 100% From Your Team?1:33

    Are You Getting 100% From Your Team?

    You have a great team, but you don’t always get great results. How do you free up your people to do their best stuff? The answer is workplace coaching.

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  • Ownership. How to Transform Compliance into Commitment

    Ownership. How to Transform Compliance into Commitment

    While people may comply with what we want, they commit to what they want. And commitment makes all the difference. Accountability is only the first step. Coaching creates ownership.

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  • Are You Developing the Other 95%?

    Are You Developing the Other 95%?

    Coaching is a critical element of developing employees. But too often, coaching programs are only targeted at “high potentials.” Leaders should view every performer as a high potential.

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  • 3 P's to Make Tough Conversations a Little Easier

    3 P's to Make Tough Conversations a Little Easier

    Only 14% of HR pros think their managers have effective tough conversations. These three P’s will make your alignment conversations more manageable so you can draw great performance from your team.

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