Good-bye Annual Review: Agile Performance Management

We all know that the annual performance review is going by the wayside. The cumbersome process leaves managers feeling drained and employees devalued. Let’s face it, this dreaded beast of a process provided little in the way of measurable results compared with the time and effort required. Even the stalwarts who set the annual review standard, such as General Electric, are changing their approach.

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Transitioning to Senior Leadership: Allowing for Dialogue

In our last two posts we've focused on how to make the mindset shift from consensus or compliance (depending on your tendencies) to commitment. The first of three focus areas was to provide intentional and structured communication to help win the hearts and minds of your people. The second was explaining the Big Why

Allow for Dialogue

Transitioning to Senior Leadership: Explaining your Rationale

In our last post, we began the discussion on how to actually make the shift from consensus or compliance (depending on your tendencies) to commitment. The first of three focus areas was to provide intentional and structured communication to help win the hearts and minds of your people. 

The second, outlined here, is to explain "The Big Why." 

Have the Weird Conversations

Have you ever found yourself in a weird space at work - an awkward, strange, uncomfortable, how-did-this-happen kind of place? And then you just let it pass…and pass…and pass? 

Yes, You Need Team Building. But What Sort?

There are basically two different types of team-building programs – those designed to reward & those designed to fix organizational problems.

Want to Improve Team Performance? Focus Around Your Clients

How do you structure your teams to get the most out of each employee and deliver the best results for your customers?

Transitioning to Senior Leadership: Leading With Strategic Vision

In our last two posts, we began to explore the second mindset shift that leaders need to make to successfully navigate the transition into senior leadership. It’s a shift from a Problem Orientation to an Outcome Orientation.

Leadership Self-awareness

“It is good to see ourselves as others see us. Try as we may, we are never

able to know ourselves fully as we are, especially the evil side of us.

This we can do only if we are not angry with our critics but will take in good heart whatever they might have to say.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

Checkpoint: Tracking Toward Your 2015 Goals?

We are 43 days into the New Year. How are you tracking toward your personal goals? Have you gained momentum on your fitness, finance, and family aspirations? How about your professional goals? Have you focused on developing those team and leadership skills? Are you building that power network? Have you made strides toward acquiring that new technical skill? 

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