How to Lead Millennials GenerationsLeadershipMost Popular

July 2nd, 2015 by Spencer Penhart leave a comment

“The counts of the indictment [against the upcoming generation] are luxury, bad manners, contempt for authority, disrespect to elders, and a love of chatter in place of exercise.” – Source revealed later I’ll never forget the first training class I had many years ago on generational research. It was 60 minutes of tough, old-school managers […]

3 Steps to Team Execution: Team Performance Machine Part II AccountabilityExecutionHigh Performance TeamsMost Popular

May 14th, 2015 by Spencer Penhart leave a comment

You can also view this post on The Rouse! “There is nothing better than a high-performing team, but there are few things worse than a low-performing team.” How does this resonate with you? Whenever I make this statement to my audiences, I get a surprisingly mixed response. This took me aback at first, so I […]

The Greatest Epiphany a Leader Can Have LeadershipMost Popular

October 12th, 2014 by Spencer Penhart leave a comment

I remember a point in my management career when I was miserable. We were in the midst of an important product launch that wasn’t meeting expectations, and the sales managers were soon being told to manage in a way that resulted in pressuring our customers, micromanaging daily execution points of our sales reps, and endless […]

WHY Do You Lead??? A Leadership Essential LeadershipMost Popular

October 5th, 2014 by Spencer Penhart leave a comment

It’s perhaps the most important question you can ask yourself as a leader. I remember when I was a new sales manager, completely excited for my new opportunity. I was well prepared for the business side of the role, and dripping with hunger to take the world by storm and have my team become #1 […]

Welcome To The Blog! About The BlogMost Popular

October 5th, 2014 by Spencer Penhart leave a comment

Hello Friend! Welcome to the High Performance Blog. This blog will be devoted to excellence in leadership, sales, and personal effectiveness. I hope to accomplish three things with this blog: Create a community where executives, managers, and high-performers can learn and share ideas. Provide outstanding content to help you along your quest to become the best you […]




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