LSA Global Insights Newsletter: Performance Pressure: How Much Should a Leader Push Their People to Succeed?

9.30.2011

Performance Pressure: How Much Should a Leader Push Their People to Succeed?

Are you striking the right balance? 

As leaders, we are expected to create the environment that produces the most from the people within our organizations. 


If we (or our culture) push too much or too little, we may not meet our goals. How do we strike the right balance?


Like the Story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, some performance pressure is too much, some is too little, and some is "just right."

Based upon 16+ years of high performance research with elite institutions such as Harvard, the U.S. Special Forces, Cisco, Accenture, MIT, NASA, Juilliard, and the Olympic Games, we know that performance pressure is a necessary component to building high performance environments.

We also know, however, that performance pressure must be carefully monitored and balanced by other factors. If you create too much or too little performance pressure it will not matter if you have the "right people."

Read more about the 3 performance pressure indicators that every leader should know...


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