Performance evaluation

Why your company is fumbling with performance feedback

3 min read

Anchor performance reviews with data to prevent performance feedback fumbles. You know who woke up thinking, “I can’t wait to conduct performance reviews for my staff today.” Answer = no one ever. Constructive criticism is often at the heart of the dreaded performance review. But for some reason, evaluators forget the first word in that…

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Dealing with bad employees

What to do when you can’t stand the people you manage

4 min read

Frustrating employees got you down? Here are 5 ways to combat this management nightmare. In one key area, senior management differs not at all from the role of the supervisor on the shop floor. Regardless of your level in an organization, you will over the course of your management career have difficult people to deal…

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Conflict management: Are you sweeping it under the rug?

4 min read

Handling conflict and being ready to face it is a key component of being a leader

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3 tips to optimize your creative talent

4 min read

When it comes to your creative employees, it’s about telling them what to do, not how to do it Nearly all companies want innovation and creativity to keep their business vital, but the fact is many executives aren’t overly comfortable working with creative individuals. Why? They often have fundamentally different mindsets. C-suiters tend to be…

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People highfiving

What I learned from watching a bunch of losers

10 min read

8 tips for creating better performing organizations in business and sports

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Man climbing ladder towards success

The dangers of promoting management to their level of incompetence

4 min read

Employers are only basing promotions on past performance, forgetting to consider the employee’s natural talent.

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Weekly roundup: Trending topics from this week

3 min read

Hot topics from the week of 2/6/2017: What you missed and what you need to know

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Five questions to ask before implementing a performance feedback system

4 min read

Taking a look at behavioral data may be the key to creating the most successful feedback system for your organization

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The cross generational workplace: How to make it harmonious for all

3 min read

By Elsbeth McSorley  Whether you’re a gen-xer or a millennial, here’s how to make your diverse workplace harmonious across all generations

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Office cliques

Breaking up workplace cliques

4 min read

These tips will create interactivity in your organization without workplace cliques. Walking into the office, you feel a certain vibe in the air. Employees are hustling around the room as they are completing projects and nailing deadlines. As a business leader, you want to believe that you have nailed the workplace culture environment. Employee morale…

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What makes the best sales people and the key to managing them

7 min read

By Jillian Phipps

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Five tips for holding effective staff meetings

5 min read

Staff meetings may be a dreaded corporate norm, but these gatherings have the potential to improve your company’s productivity

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