Gershon Mader

Gershon Mader

Transformational Consultant
Executive Coach
Best Selling Author

Qauntum Performance Inc

Quantum Performance Inc

Helping organizations and teams achieve extraordinary
results by fully mobilizing talent, expertise and experience
across all levels, functions and geographies.

Quantum Performance

The Power of Strategic Commitment

Achieving Extraordinary Results
Through TOTAL Alignment and Engagement

An Amazon Business Bestseller!

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Stop Proritizing

Stop Prioritizing!

Crazy advice, right? Perhaps not. “Get your priorities straight” would seem to be the obvious solution to dealing with the overwhelm, stress and burden of too many commitments, too little time and scarce resources. But there is a hidden pitfall to this thinking, which perpetuates the frustration, fatigue and endless lists of incomplete items that […]

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The overall focus of Quantum Performance Inc. is to help your organization or team achieve extraordinary results by fully mobilizing the personal and collective talent, expertise and experience of your people across all levels, functions and geographies.

The Total Alignment and Engagement process transforms your organization or team by taking it through seven key breakthrough stages — each building on the one that came before it.

Every step represents a significant breakthrough in culture, alignment and engagement.

Leadership Tip of the Week

Forward the Action!

If you want your team members to speak and engage in effective conversation that achieves 100% alignment especially around complex issues or decisions, get your people to follow this rule: “Always forward the action when you speak”.

In most teams people don’t have the orientation or skill around forwarding the action. Instead they:

  1. Don’t listen to each other. Instead they quietly wait for their turn to speak.
  2. Disagree before the other person completed expressing their view.
  3. Argue about non-essential things.
  4. Argue about topics they agree about.
  5. Say everything that is on their mind, even if they only need a fraction of it to convince others in their view.

Here are some practical rules you could implement in your team’s conversations to elevate their effectiveness:

  1. Don’t merely highlight the dilemmas and questions – take a stand and propose your suggested choice for the solution or direction.
  2. Never opine just because you have an opinion. Always enroll others in your stand.
  3. If you don’t have a stand, something to say that will forward the action – restrain from talking. Just listen and see if you could get behind someone else’s stand.
  4. When you express your opinion at the end always say “therefore I propose” and propose something that will forward the action.
  5. Listen keenly to the essence of what others are saying to see if you are actually aligned. Don’t waste time arguing about the non-essential aspects without first confirming if you are aligned on the essence. Once you are aligned on the essence, you could work the details and articulation of the decision or direction much quicker. If you are not aligned on the essence debating the details is a waste of time.

Lead by example and teach others that if they don’t have something to say that will forward the action – don’t say anything!

What others say about working with Gershon Mader & Quantum Performance

Francois Locoh-Donou

I engaged Gershon in to help raise the performance of the EMEA region at Ciena shortly after the acquisition of Nortel’s MEN division.

Our challenge was to integrate two organizations with different cultures and create a positive, cohesive mindset whilst dealing with complex workforce reductions across multiple European countries.

Gershon worked with us for over a year. The first impact of Gershon’s work was on my leadership team.

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Francois Locoh-DonouCOO Ciena
Shawna O. Menifee

Gershon Mader’s executive coaching has been essential in my career advancement in a highly competitive industry and marketplace.

He astutely mentored me in identifying key components to achieving goals and success; in crafting near and long term business and negotiating strategies; and perhaps most importantly, challenging me be my authentic self and understand what truly motivated me to achieve success.

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Shawna O. MenifeePresident/CEO Integrative Partners M/WBE Certified
Nick Earle

In taking up my role, I was faced with both a challenge and the opportunity of having a new leadership team… many of my colleagues had not worked together, were located in different parts of the world and were very focused on their individual areas of the business.

After working with Gershon I can say with conviction the team has strengthened considerably – relationships have developed, communications have become more open and, as a result, trust has deepened.

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Nick EarleSenior VP Cisco

Some of my many clients – past & present