The hidden costs of mediocre employees
Groundbreaking companies cannot be built on the efforts of mediocre employees. It is absolutely shocking the number of large firms that languish while they put off eliminating underperforming employees. Even worse, those employees who just tread water, who stay out of trouble, meet their quotas, complete their assignments but never use their imagination – never…
The rise of I/O Psychology
If you haven’t heard of Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology yet, chances are you will soon. Today more than ever, businesses are employing I/O Psychologists to assist them in taking a scientific approach to assessing (and improving) human behavior in the workplace.
The importance of defining the rules of engagement
As our world spins ever faster with more information to absorb, more responsibilities to manage, and less time for it all, it is quite clear there are unlimited possibilities for miscommunication and misunderstanding that can undermine success at all levels. The importance of rules of engagement Consider the virtual team who is suffering from increasing…
Self-awareness: The key to leadership success
Anthony Tjan, co-author of best-selling business book Heart, Smarts, Guts and Luck, writes that “there is one quality that trumps all, evident in virtually every great entrepreneur, manager, and leader. That quality is self-awareness. The best thing leaders can do to improve their effectiveness is to become more aware of what motivates them and their…
Trust: An economic driver, not a social virtue
I recently worked with a management team that was going through a difficult time. Due to the company’s response to major market changes and a sweeping reorganization, people were feeling unsure of where they stood. Everyone on the team – including the CEO – was feeling uncomfortable. And there was very little trust amongst them….