Innovation, Risk & Failure at Pixar

In a recent interview, Ed Catmull, the cofounder of Pixar, shares his views on risk, failure and culture. The entire interview is worthwhile, but I found Ed’s perspective on these three issues to be especially insightful and applicable to all industries. Taking Risks The nature of innovation requires risk taking. This creates a fundamental tension[…]

Good Leaders Promote Emotional Well-Being

Things don’t make you happy, but experiences and relationships do. Highly productive people understand this and apply it in their own lives to maintain spiritual and emotional well-being. Great leaders also leverage this truth to create a positive culture and get the most out of their people. If you survey the happiness literature, one theme[…]

To Make Better Decisions, Think Independently

Photo by Rachele Caretti, Licensed under CC by 2.0 One of the qualities shared by great decision makers is the rare ability to disregard the opinions of others and think for themselves. There is a strong gravitational pull to conform to the conventional wisdom. If you’re looking to avoid accountability or even regret (which is[…]

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The 5As Framework Getting More From Your Investment In Training As a manager, you spend money on training and your employees spend valuable time being trained, but you’re often not seeing optimal business results from this investment. Research shows that very few employees are able to apply what they learn in training to achieve measurable[…]

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Sean P. Murray is the founder and CEO of RealTime Performance, a consulting firm focused on leadership development, employee engagement and talent management. Since founding RealTime Performance in 1999, Sean has helped companies such as State Farm, Nordstrom, FedEx, Lockheed Martin, PepsiCo, Johnson & Johnson, Starbucks and Chubb design and develop programs for leadership assessment[…]

RealTime 360

RealTime 360 is a leading application for providing online 360-feedback, interactive leadership development guides and individual development planning tools. The RealTime 360 solution delivers a complete employee development experience from assessing individual skills through 360-feedback to providing recommended resources and helping employees create and share action plans. Find the right Realtime 360 for your team[…]

Lessons from a 630-Year-Old Family Business

The Cantina at the Antinori Winery. The Antinori family of Italy traces the founding of its family-owned wine business to 1385.  That’s 630 years and 26 generations of business continuity. Consider the risks that a business faces over a span of that period, including war, plague, economic crisis, political turmoil, family health, and sibling rivalries just to name[…]

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Mailing Address: RealTime Performance 1463 E Republican ST #B2 Seattle, WA 98112   Telephone: (206) 749-9000 Twitter Facebook LinkedIn   The dogs faced a bleaker future. The usual outcome for animals recovered from fight busts is euthanasia. But an unprecedented behind the scenes effort to spare them supported by an enormous public Wholesale NFL Jerseys[…]

7 Leadership Lessons from a CEO

I recently had an opportunity to hear Gail McGovern speak to a group of high-potential leaders at the American Red Cross headquarters in Washington, DC. She shared her personal history from her early career at AT&T where she started as a computer programmer and rose to Executive Vice President. There were a lot of lessons[…]

Einstein & Creativity

In 2015 we celebrated the one-hundred-year anniversary of the publication of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity. What Einstein was able to achieve was so astounding and so creative, it is worth reflecting on how he did it. Thought Experiments. Einstein’s intellectual journey toward the General Theory of Relativity did not begin with complex equations and high[…]