Tag Archives: performance

Getting a Grip

You want results, and you are not getting them.  You try everything…but you just end up dragging people “kicking and screaming” to do the things you think they should be doing.  They resist, and roadblocks surface where you least expect … Continue reading

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Three Rs of doing more with less

The first months of a new year is an opportune time to cultivate and harness new energy – out with the old, in with the new!  It is a natural time to recalibrate.  It is the right time to zero … Continue reading

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Fast Forward to Safety

My most viewed post in recent weeks has been the Career Safety Net.  This no doubt reflects feelings of insecurity in an uncertain economic climate which, at the same time, is quickly fueling a shift in labour market behaviour. This … Continue reading

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Effective Management of Self

Effective management of self does not rely on a technique or a tool.  It is derived from the ability to decide actions through the lens of importance and not urgency. This has evolved from the evolution of three generations of … Continue reading

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The Stay Interview

A recent article suggested that Stay interviews could be a useful retention method.  Such a simple suggestion, but one with profound potential.  We have Exit interviews when someone is leaving, hoping to gain insight into circumstances that, if handled differently, might … Continue reading

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Reciprocity

Leaders spend their time navigating and negotiating the corporate cascade of performance targets along with the employee need for involvement, motivation and engagement.  At the same time, employees’ precious resources,  skills, discretionary effort, and network of relationships are more critical  … Continue reading

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Career safety net

When an employee climbs the career ladder, the rungs below may be burning, particularly if the employee struggles and his reputation suffers.   In FIRST, Break All the Rules, authors Buckingham and Coffman describe the conventional career path as especially unforgiving, discouraging everyone from … Continue reading

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