Performance Digest
Jan. 19, 2010

Tips Help You Cope with Disruptive Co-Workers
from The New York Times
The most irritating or disruptive things about a job may have nothing to do with too much work or boring assignments. Sometimes what gets your goat is the annoying habits of the person at the next desk or cubicle. Management consultants say you should address such issues if they could end up affecting how well you do your job. So, here are some tips about the best way to deal with disruptive co-workers. More

Ability to Manage Change 'Marks out Successful Organizations'
from People Management
The success or failure to manage change is the biggest factor separating great and poor performing organizations, a study has found. According to research from Roffey Park, the executive education and research institute, there is a direct link between the way organizations manage change and their financial and strategic success. More

Selling Yourself: Six Essential Steps Required to Sell the Most Important Product - YOU!
from ISPI
"Get the Job!" Master the six vital steps to sell yourself in catastrophic economic times. With 10 percent of the population looking for work today, YOU must have a competitive advantage against the 25 million Americans looking for work today in order to obtain an offer. David Coad invites you to participate in learning how to differentiate yourself from the competition, sell yourself and "Get the Job!" More

Older Employees Bring a Special Set of Skills
from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution via Hispanic Business
A couple of months ago there was some great news on the equality front. The gender pay gap – which measures the difference between what women and men earn for the same job – fell to a record low. More

Morgan, Colo., City Staffing Analysis Under Way
from The Fort Morgan Times
Consultants are spending this week in Fort Morgan, Colo., beginning their analysis of the city’s staffing levels, organizational structure and work flow. Representatives of Matrix Consulting Group of California recently began work. City Manager Pat Merrill recently told the Fort Morgan City Council, "What they’re going to look at is internal processes, our efficiencies, what we’re doing, how we’re making use of our time, in order to help us realign and become stronger, more efficient, better (at) customer service and finally, even more fiscally responsible,” More

Leveraging Enterprise Value with Asset Management
from Electric, Light & Power
Electric utilities are adopting and integrating enabling technologies. Smart metering creates a foundation for smart grid capabilities, mobile data computing, mobile information delivery and enterprise applications that convert overwhelming amounts of data into usable, decision-supporting information. These advancements hold the potential to transform the utility’s core business processes. More

What Our Spies Can Learn from Toyota
from The Wall Street Journal
Until recently, the United States had become complacent about terrorism. The general view was that al Qaeda was on the run and Islamic terrorism was a receding threat. We now know better. More

The Secret of Outstanding Leadership
from The Guardian
"If you lead a country like Britain, a strong country, a country which has taken a lead in world affairs in good times and in bad, a country that is always reliable, then you have to have a touch of iron about you." So said the iron lady, Margaret Thatcher, during her tenure as Britain's only female prime minister; a position she held from 1979 to 1990. But does an effective leader still require that infamous iron touch? More

Pensions Board Launches Interactive e-learning System
from TechCentral.ie
The Pensions Board has announced the launch of its e-learning system for pension scheme trustees. From Feb. 1, 2010, all pension scheme trustees must undertake training at least every two years. The new e-learning system provides this training on-line and free of charge in an easy to use self-paced manner. More