A school of management thought holds that creating a positive corporate culture boosts business performance, but even many proponents of this philosophy admit they can’t make a direct financial link.Read More
Sometimes performance management systems give managers the chance to gloss over the tough conversations that could really drive excellent performance. Here's how to remove the 'bail out' feature and improve the review process. Read More
Our staffing team is quite passive in dealing with hiring requests from our line managers. I am considering coming out with a list of questions to help verify and justify needs when we get hiring requests from other departments. Which best practices or advice can you give on that?
By the time companies initiate conversations with older workers about what they can do to get those employees them to stay, it's often too late.Read More
Our greatest challenge as leaders isn’t understanding the practice of leadership; it’s practicing our understanding of leadership.Read More
Memos like ones recently “leaked” from Starbucks and Dell help to not only to fire up the workforce, but also grab the attention of customers and the business community at large.Read More
We are currently offering two internal promotional opportunities, and six candidates have put their names forward. As well as taking into account performance, we will be testing technical knowledge and conducting interviews. We intend to give each candidate detailed feedback. However, how do we soften the blow for the unsuccessful applicants? I know some people have set their hearts on the promotion, but ultimately, four people will be disappointed.
During your career at work you will encounter situations when the inspiration is flowing. Colleagues chip in with great ideas. There is a real feeling of teamwork, a genuine spirit of collaboration and progress. I label such moments ‘Hot Spots.’Read More