Practice Fields: Powerful Tools for Enhancing Performance

For individuals and teams who want to master complex skills, practice is essential. Practice enables athletes to excel at sports, musicians to master music, and actors to enchant audiences. Practice works by allowing people to use skills in multiple low-risk experiences in special settings known as “practice fields.” Here demands for superb performance, credibility, and confidence are temporarily suspended, exploratory inquiry is allowed, and “not … [ Read more ]

Strategic Alliances: Finding the Hidden Leverage for Success

This article takes a “big picture” look at how alliances work, discusess three principle hurdles cross-organizational relationships must overcome, and offers seven principles critical to alliance success.