Performance in Practice

Performance in Practice

Stories about organizations on the path to high performance—different in size, location, mission, and maturity, but with a shared commitment to getting better at getting better.

The Center for Violence-Free Relationships

From Self-Reflection to Real Results

After seeing three generations of women and a baby arrive together to seek assistance, Matt Huckabay started to question whether his organization was succeeding at interrupting the transmission of violence from one generation to the next. Not knowing was unacceptable.

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Southview Community Church—on a mission to reach people who don’t go to church—found that the Performance Imperative Organizational Self-Assessment (PIOSA) gave them a new perspective on how to involve the congregation effectively in advancing its goals.

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The story of how Cheryl Hollis coached a WINGS leader to succeed shows what disciplined people-focused management looks like—and the dramatic difference it can make. It’s part of WINGS for kids’ secret sauce.

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Friends of the Children

A Year of Leadership Development

In the midst of significant (60%) growth, Friends of the Children’s leadership teams across the country are finding the Performance Imperative Organizational Self-Assessment (PIOSA) helpful. Follow their progress here.

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Lou Salza won’t let past successes lull the leadership team into complacency, so he introduced the Performance Imperative Organizational Self-Assessment (PIOSA) to trigger a fresh, collective look inward. Read his point of view.

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