Category: Performance Management and Appraisals

It’s one of the toughest responsibilities managers and supervisors are asked to complete — performance reviews / appraisals. Here’s help in detail about how to get it done quickly, efficiently, but above all USEFUL.

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Stamping Out Blame: What Managers And Leaders Can DO!

Conflict Management And Resolution Series: #2 Stamping Out Blame: What Can Leaders And Managers DO? (Part 2 of 2) Note: In Part 1, we talked about how important it is to move away from a blaming culture, which is prevalent…

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10 Ways To Modernize Performance Reviews & Performance Management

Despite all the technological innovations, and shifts in THINKING about employee performance, how to measure it, and how to evaluate it, performance management and appraisal still has both feet firmly planted in a manufacturing and production mindset. The problem is…

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Dealing With The Human Road Runner Employee

In a previous article we discussed the plight of Mary Duncan, Director of the Income Security Branch, who had to contend with John, the human speed bump. John’s tended to shoot holes in new ideas, procrastinate, and generally hold to…

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Leadership – How Planning Transforms Into Doing

Summary: If you think of an organization as a ship, the “leader” is responsible for planning out the destination of the trip. However, no matter how good a leader is in creating strategy and planning, if the strategies and plans don’t…

Is there a core set of leadership skills that are essential or mandatory for leadership success?

Do Leaders Have To Have A Specific Core Set Of Skills To Be Successful? It’s a Yes, and a No If you read books about leadership, or listen to leadership experts, you may come away with the idea that there…

Leadership Credibility – Why is it SO Important

Importance Of Credibility For Leadership Success First, if there is one defining characteristic of leaders who are effective over long periods of time, it’s that they behave in ways that cause people to see them as credible. That means that…