AXIS Performance Advisors

Demystifying sustainability

Why Teams Can Fail and What to Do About It

Why Teams Can Fail and What to Do About It This book explains how we believe organizations should be run: humanely, in ways that honor our differences and leverage our … Continue reading

September 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Community-Based Economic Development

A smarter strategy for the new economy by Darcy Hitchcock Images courtesy of visual facilitator, Claire Bronson. © Copyright 2011 AXIS Performance Advisors What’s Wrong with Economic Development? Everyone wants … Continue reading

August 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Small Businesses—Big Impacts

Copyright 2005 AXIS Performance Advisors Small Businesses with Big Impacts Case studies of two local businesses in pursuit of sustainability By Marsha Willard This Fall AXIS begins its third year … Continue reading

August 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Myths about Teams (keynote to GM in Mexico)

Dispelling Myths about Teams Lessons from 15 years in the field by Darcy Hitchcock, Copyright 2000 AXIS Performance Advisors,Inc. The following newsletter is excerpted from a keynote address that Darcy … Continue reading

August 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Talking about Performance

Copyright 1999 AXIS Performance Advisors, Inc. Talking About Performance Overcoming the Hurdles to Productive Conversations No one denies the importance of performance review in developing teams and employees. Yet agreeing … Continue reading

August 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

When & How to Empower (vs Delegate)

Copyright 1998 AXIS Performance Advisors, Inc. When to Empower Empowerment has definitely become the most overused buzz word of the nineties.The literature has everyone convinced of our obligation to empower … Continue reading

August 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Accountability Hot Potato

Copyright 1997 AXIS Performance Advisors, Inc. The Accountability Hot Potato by Marsha Willard Thousands of organizations are eagerly creating empowered work teams in an effort to boost productivity, enhance quality … Continue reading

August 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Teams and Technology

Copyright 1996 AXIS Performance Advisors, Inc. Teams and Technology Technology is going to change how all of us work. The trick is how to use technology to make our lives … Continue reading

August 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Coaching Employees

Copyright 1996 AXIS Performance Advisors, Inc. Four Ways to Coach Employees Have you ever had this happen to you? An employee comes into your office with a question, which you … Continue reading

August 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Peer Review (and why performance appraisals suck)

Copyright 1996 AXIS Performance Advisors, Inc. What Are People Doing Around Peer Review In late 1995 and early 1996, AXIS conducted a survey to discover how organizations were handling “performance … Continue reading

August 3, 2013 · Leave a comment
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