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Ross Bentley
I'm a performance coach, a learning junkie and professional race car driver.
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Mar 15, 2010
My new-and-improved blog and website has moved to: Please join me there, and update your Favorites list. Ross Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2010 at Performance Rules!
A funny thing has happened to me over the past year. As part of my constant, burning desire to learn and improve myself, I wanted to focus on and become more self-aware. While this has mostly been a good thing,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2009 at Performance Rules!
The winner of last week’s Worst Performance Award is… me, for focusing on bad performance! So, this week I’m looking for nominations for the Best Performance Award. And just like last week, since it’s the first time I’ve done this,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2009 at Performance Rules!
As we approach the end of the year, we are inundated with awards and top 10, top 100, top this and that, and lists of greatests… And I’m here to add to the fun. I’m proud to announce the first... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2009 at Performance Rules!
Stop for a moment and picture this: It’s sometime in the next year or so, and the economy really starts rolling again (okay, it could happen). The company you work for, while not back to where it once was, is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2009 at Performance Rules!
What makes some people successful, and others not so? I’m mostly talking about in the business world, although it could be in any activity. What makes some people perform so much better than others? This is a question I’ve spent... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2009 at Performance Rules!
I went into a restaurant the other day, and upon sitting down at a table a male server strolled up – acting very cool, almost to the point of appearing to not care whether I was there or not –... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2009 at Performance Rules!
Imagine this: You’re driving a race car. It’s an open-wheel, open-cockpit car, like an Indy car or Formula One car. Bright red. Number 5 on the nose. Scrunched down in the cockpit, held in place by six seatbelts, clutching the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2009 at Performance Rules!
A recent edition of USA Today (November 6, 2009) ran an article about the consistent success of Hendrick Motorsports’ NASCAR teams. Some would say domination is a better word than consistent success, given that they are closing in on their... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2009 at Performance Rules!
Get your attention? Then listen up. Your employees are begging for feedback. They’re craving it. They’re practically screaming for it. Give it to them. Just take a look at the numbers in Mark Murphy’s blog, Employees Are Desperate For Feedback.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2009 at Performance Rules!
Last week I talked about how leaders, managers and coaches can be so subtle that they’re almost invisible to the people they’re leading, managing and coaching (The Invisible Coach). That’s not an excuse to do nothing! Not an excuse to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2009 at Performance Rules!
In his book, Sacred Hoops (one of my favorites), Phil Jackson, perhaps that greatest basketball coach of all time, talks about control. He relates the story of Bobby Knight, the college basketball coach who commented about how he could never... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2009 at Performance Rules!
Over the past couple of months I’ve been writing my latest book, and there are a few differences to the past eight books that I’ve written (well, published – I’ve written a few others that have not been published yet,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2009 at Performance Rules!
Within a one a week period of time I spoke to two different people who had worked as a store manager for Starbucks. Interestingly, one said it was one of the best jobs he had ever had, and the other... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2009 at Performance Rules!
I’m looking for participants for a research project I’m launching the week of October 5th. The focus is on performance in the workplace, it’s at no cost to the participants, and everyone will learn from it. Over a six-week period,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2009 at Performance Rules!
I bet you have some good ones, too. Any recommendations? On Sep 25, 2009, at 4:25 AM, wrote:
Toggle Commented Sep 25, 2009 on Blogging About Blogs at Performance Rules!
I don’t know about you, but there are days… no, make that weeks when it seems I can’t keep up with all the reading I want and/or need to do. I suppose “want” is the most accurate word here, as... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2009 at Performance Rules!