Using Best-Self Management to Unlock Employee Potential



In contrast to Performance Management, Best-Self Management proposes that when leaders build cultures and institute practices that support people in being and becoming their Best Selves, then high performance and uncommon loyalty is the natural result.

15Five’s Best-Self Management training integrates research such as the Growth Mindset, Strengths-based management, Psychological Safety, and Positive Psychology. We also incorporate a Best-Self discovery process, a weekly check-in, and regular one on one meetings.

Best-Self Management places a high degree of attention on helping to reflect and refine a person’s strengths, plan out their Personal Development Objectives, and continue to focus them on their own personal growth and development journey.

In This Workshop, You Will:

  • Learn how to integrate strengths-based management to foster individual success and create a more leveraged team.
  • Use radical candor as a practice for both managers and employees to have pristine and effective communication
  • Create agreements around role expectations to drive performance and create psychological safety

Facilitator Bios:

David Hassell is a business columnist, speaker, and serial entrepreneur who believes that when leaders institute cultural practices that support each person in being and becoming their best self, high performance and uncommon loyalty naturally result. As co-founder and CEO of 15Five, David and his team have developed industry-leading continuous performance management software that helps leaders and managers drive high performance by bringing out the best in their people..

David also co-created the Best-Self Management methodology to help today’s organizations create an opportunity for talented people to work in environments where they can truly thrive and put their unique strengths and talents to work in service of a mission they believe in. David formerly served as President of the San Francisco chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and was later named “The Most Connected Man You Don’t Know in Silicon Valley” by Forbes Magazine. David has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Inc., Entrepreneur, Wired, Fast Company, and the Financial Post. Follow him on Twitter @dhassell.

Shane Metcalf is a seasoned executive coach and speaker who is obsessed with building healthy organizations, and creating the opportunity for people to have meaningful work and meaningful relationships. Driven by his deep belief in the potential of our species, Shane co-founded 15Five, industry-leading performance management software that is unlocking the potential of the global workforce.

As Chief Culture Officer, Shane understands what fundamentally motivates people, how to architect high performance, and which principles and rituals create “self-organizing cultures”. Along with his co-founder, David Hassell, Shane has developed the Best-Self Management methodology and the HumansNotResources podcast where they explore the art, science, and personal experience of high performance at work and in life. Shane has been featured in XConomy, LingoLive, and the Association for Talent Development. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIN.