Go For Performance – Video Shorts Series #10: Avoid the Cult of Behaviors 

Avoid the Cult of Behaviors 

Theme 10 – Round 1

T&D: A focus on Tasks vs Topics would make it much easier to avoid the Cult of Behavior & address the authentic Performance Competence Requirements for Outputs that meet Stakeholder Requirements that the right behaviors would lead to.

With a focus on Topics – it’s always a guess.

This video is 27 seconds in length.


Theme 10 – Round 2

T&D: Go for a Performance Impact! Avoid what the late Tom Gilbert called the Cult of Behavior. Look beyond overt behaviors to covert behaviors and focus w/ the ends in mind to Stakeholder Requirements. Focus on Tasks – and Tasks Lead to Outputs – and Both Have Stakeholder Requirements.

This video is 35 seconds in length.



Theme 10 – Round 3

With a set of Performance Models and Master Performers you can…

Go well beyond the Cult of Behavior … which is behavior change for the sake of behavior change … to behavior change for authentic, measureable Performance Improvement. Join the Cult of Performance instead!

I’ve been doing so in performance-based ISD since 1979, and as a consultant since 1982. You can too!

This video is 76 seconds in length.


Free Resource PDF

Modeling Mastery Performance and Systematically Deriving the Enablers for Performance Improvement – by Guy W. Wallace, CPT – Chapter 11 of the Handbook of Human Performance Technology – 3rd Edition – 2006.  This methodology was first published in this 1984 article in ISPI’s (then NSPI’s) PIJ in November 1984.

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