Articles

Balance Curve publishes articles designed to support and assist our clients. Some of our articles are found below and on LinkedIn.

All High Performing Teams

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Using Performance Reviews to Motivate and Engage

18th July 2023

If you aim to create a high performance culture then you need to be thinking and talking about performance all the time.  I advocate that leaders should have regular performance review meetings with their team members.   The frequency of the meetings depends on the experience of the team member but, for most, monthly or quarterly…

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Holding people accountable

13th April 2023

Holding people accountable As a leader, your key task is to get the best out of your people. An important part of managing people is giving them feedback. We all like being valued and appreciate being told we are doing a good job. Giving positive feedback is easy. As a leader you also need to…

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What are hard conversations and why should you have them?

22nd February 2023

Conflict in the workplace is inevitable. As a leader – whether that be as CEO or part of senior management, or a leader within your team or thought leader within your organisation – being skilled in dealing with conflict and having uncomfortable conversations has enormous benefits. Hard conversations are the conversations that you find uncomfortable,…

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Productive Team Meetings – How to stop wasting time and money

26th November 2020

This is the sixth in a series of short articles I am writing to assist leaders create and sustain high performing teams. Whether you are a CEO or a Project Team Leader, creating and maintaining a great team is a constant challenge. These articles are designed to help. This article was written with Dr John…

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How do you shape a successful Team Culture?

20th October 2020

This is the fifth in a series of short articles I am writing to assist leaders create and sustain high performing teams. Whether you are a CEO or a Project Team Leader, creating and maintaining a great team is a constant challenge. These articles are designed to help. Today we focus on shaping a successful…

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How do you create a “psychologically safe” team?

9th September 2020

This is the fourth in a series of short articles I am writing to assist leaders create and sustain high performing teams. Whether you are a CEO or a Project Team Leader, creating and maintaining a great team is a constant challenge. These articles are designed to help. When people don’t feel “psychologically safe”, team…

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What’s your Team Purpose? You need to make this clear!

25th August 2020

This is the third in a series of short articles I am writing to assist leaders create and sustain high performing teams. Whether you are a CEO or a Project Team Leader, creating and maintaining a great team is a constant challenge. These articles are designed to help. The focus today is on clarifying Team…

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Creating Effective Teams – 6 conditions that deliver outstanding performance

5th August 2020

This is the second in a series of short articles I am writing to assist leaders create and sustain high performing teams. Whether you are a CEO or a Project Team Leader, creating and maintaining a great team is a constant challenge. These articles are designed to help.   How do you create and sustain…

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Creating Effective Teams – Negotiating the criteria for success

21st July 2020

Creating Effective Teams – If you don’t negotiate the criteria for success, your team is in trouble. This is the first of a series of short articles I am writing to assist leaders create and sustain high performing teams. Whether you are a CEO or a Project Team Leader, creating and maintaining a great team…

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The Secret to Google’s High Performing Teams

15th March 2016

What’s the secret to creating a high performing team? Over the last few years, Google has spent millions of dollars researching the performance of different teams to try and find why some teams were consistently more effective than others. In a recent article in the New York Times, Charles Durhigg shared the results of Google’s…

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