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Strength based conversations for great personal development reviews

Most of us are familiar with Pareto’s 80:20 guidelines; 20 percent of our effort produces 80 percent of our results. 80 percent of our problems are caused by 20 per cent of the issues. 80 per cent of sales come from 20 percent of clients. 20 percent of the pea pods in the garden have 80 percent of the peas in them (bet you didn’t know that one! I didn’t until I googled it!)

The Pareto principle permeates many aspects of life, and it occurs to me that it also often applies in our PDR conversations. 

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Environment: how to motivate staff to increase productivity

So, I’m sitting in a café in Manly. Many of you know that Sydney Australia is one of the most desirable places to, live and work in the world. Manly is probably one of the most desirable places to live and work in Sydney. And the cafe isn't bad either.

I have to be here because the law says I have to visit my daughter at least once a year. At least that’s my excuse. So how does this link with the topic of motivation and productivity at work? Well, I guess I have noticed after a week of being here that happiness is pretty rife around these parts, even the shop keepers, builders, police folk, lorry drivers. Everyone seems to be smiling.

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