Want to know the future of performance management? It's pretty simple — you'll be talking to your employees about their performance every single day.Read more
In my role as psychologist, I have evaluated over 4,000 individuals – usually with regards to learning difficulties they are experiencing. In my feedback sessions, I often share with parents the core characteristics that make individuals successful in life. (I define “life success” as becoming an independent functional adult, having healthy relationships, and experiencing a level of happiness and contentment in one’s life.)Read more
"I am unhappy with my boss. … He doesn’t give me feedback. …When she gives me feedback, it’s really vague and unhelpful. ... He doesn’t do what he says he’s going to do. ... She doesn’t tell me what is expected of me. ... He [insert your personal complaint here…]"
I have been hearing this a lot lately, even from smart and accountable people.Read more
Workplace productivity is one of those ongoing issues that business leaders never seem to solve, so it's not surprising that they're still struggling to find the cause of why it goes down.
Well, here's the latest reason ... and would you believe it's texting and cell phones?
I've worked with a lot of leaders over the years, and I could go on all day about the various qualities that separated the good from the bad and the great from the awful.
But, as a story in the Harvard Business Review recently reminded me, there is one critical question that all good leaders get around the asking, and I know this to be true because I have found myself asking it too.Read more
For too long HR departments have been obsessed with high-potential employees (sometimes referred to in HR circles as “HiPos”), instead of adding value right across the range of the workforce.Read more
Happy employees who treat their managers and co-workers with respect and civility is usually the mark of a strong and powerful workplace culture.
But that's not necessarily how the National Labor Relations Board sees it.Read more
Managers have a tremendous responsibility. Work lives and our private lives are so closely intertwined that anything that happens at work is going to have an impact at home.Read more