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Developing Exemplary Performance One Person at a Time by Michael Sabbag

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4The Environment Factor

Anyone who has worked for an erratic manager or survived massive corporate layoffs or tried to stay focused on work tasks when one’s personal life is in a stressful period knows the truth of the following statement: environment has a meaningful effect on a person’s ability to perform at work.1 In this chapter I will flesh out the ways that environment can affect a person’s performance and will provide guidance on how to determine whether environment is the key factor affecting the targeted performance area (i.e., an exemplary or expandable strength). In addition, I will walk you through the various tools that can be used to address the environment factor in performance, and I will offer insight into how to select the appropriate ...

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