A-ha! Performance Building & Managing a Self-Motivated Workforce

A-ha! Performance Building & Managing a Self-Motivated Workforce

A-ha! Performance

Building & Managing a Self-Motivated Workforce

Douglas Walker
President, Rapid Change Optimization™

Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 5:30-8:30 pm
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Ever experience any frustration when trying to get people to do the right thing, in the right time frame, with the right attitude?  It can be a challenge.  Have you tried, or are you trying, any of the following?

* Employee Incentive Plans
* Performance Improvement Plans
* Performance Management Systems
* Rankings and Tiered Rewards Programs
* Wishing and Hoping
* Screaming and Yelling

How have they worked?  How are they working?

A-ha! Performance offers a new and revolutionary way to manage people.  And it works!  It’s a long overdue alternative to the traditional carrot and stick approaches so commonly practiced in businesses around the world today, not because of malice, but because most managers don’t know there is another way. Based on the 8 Intrinsic Motivation Points (IMP’s) that drive all performance in the workplace, the A-ha! Performance model allows us to engage employees in ways that elicit increased efficiency, effectiveness, and excitement… and with less effort or emotion on our part!

Achieving better results in an ever-changing environment requires a self-motivated workforce, one that will go the extra mile because its members want to… doing and achieving makes them feel good. A-ha! Performance shows us how to get that kind of productive workforce.  It’s fun.  It’s easy.  And it pays off!

“The drive for behavioral change has to come from the inside—not the outside. A-ha! Performance explains why this is true and how to make it happen. It helps unleash the hidden potential in people.”
Marshall Goldsmith, Marshall Goldsmith School of Management, Alliant International University and best selling author of business books.

“A-ha! Performance is a rare gift to managers at every level. After more than forty years in top management positions in both the government and private sectors, I truthfully say I have never read a better hands-on, practical, step by step guide for managers to maximize productivity, performance, and employee moral. A-ha! Performance is a must read for managers or wanna’be managers who want to do it right. This is the only book you need in your management library.
Rear Admiral W. E. Terry, US Navy

Douglas Walker, MS is cofounder of A-ha! Performance Solutions, creator of the A-ha! Performance Model, a highly regarded manager and sought after key-note speaker, trainer, executive coach, human capital management consultant, executive career advisor, and leading expert in intrinsic motivation management. He teaches A-ha! at SDSU and UCSD and served as Senior Faculty at the William Glasser Institute and as the Managing Consultant of the San Diego office of DBM, an international leader in transition services.He is also a featured public speaker and has presented for organizations such as Inc. Magazine’s Growing Your Company conferences, the Professional Coaches and Mentors Association, the San Diego Professional Coaching Alliance, San Diego State University, the North County Personnel Association, Qualcomm, the American Electronics Association, and the Society for Human Resource Managers.

Prior to A-ha! Performance, Doug was president of the Center for Accelerated Performance, where he first created and conducted training in the A-ha! Performance model for managers who had been good in their function… then promoted to manager without any appropriate training in managing people.  With a Masters degree in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Doug served as one of the five original resident faculty members, and is still a senior faculty member, at the William Glasser Institute.  Glasser is a world renowned Psychiatrist and author and an expert on human motivation and behavior improvement.  Doug has an extensive background and network, having taught and presented in Australia, Canada, Japan and throughout the United States.

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A light dinner, wine, beer & soft drinks will be provided.

$35 online, $20 student (https://www.123signup.com/event?id=mgktk)
$40 onsite, $25 student

http://www.pgc200.org/2010/02/AhaPerformance/

12400 High Bluff Drive, San Diego, California 92130

Directions from Airport/Downtown:
5 North
5 will eventually merge with 805
3rd exit past the merge is Del Mar Heights Road – exit here and go right at the light
Take your next right at High Bluff Drive
Go about 1 mile almost to the end of High Bluff and take a right at Del Mar Bluffs Lane (light before the big intersection)
Veer to the left and enter parking garage.
Park in any visitor or unmarked spot.

Directions from North County
5 South
Exit at Del Mar Heights Road – left at light
Go to 2nd light, which is High Bluff Drive, and take a right.
Go about 1 mile almost to the end of High Bluff and take a right at Del Mar Bluffs Lane (light before the big intersection)
Veer to the left and enter parking garage.
Park in any visitor or unmarked spot.

Directions from East
Take 56 West
Take El Camino Real/Freeway 5 Exit
Take right at that light, which is El Camino Real – Don’t follow signs to 5
Go about 1 mile then take left on High Bluff Drive
Take next left on Del Mar Bluff Lane
Veer to the left and enter parking garage.
Park in any visitor or unmarked spot.