Some Coaching Advice — Gratis

I coach several individuals; most at a fairly senior level, some in mid-management. Some are remedial efforts; in other words, we're trying to get an otherwise-valuable employee to step it up a bit in performance. These are challenging, but it's … [Read more...]

Leadership and Retention: Keeping top performers

It's not just the money! We are staring down the barrel of impending poaching opportunities at a time when our most valuable employees are simply “tired.” What to do? 1. Anybody who tells you money doesn’t matter... they’ll lie about other … [Read more...]

Performance Management Simplified

It's not about the paper... Someone recently asked me why the Performance Management process seems so painful in many organizations. They further questioned how lower-level managers could possibly implement effective performance management if the … [Read more...]

Onboarding: The path to productivity, engagement and employee retention

Onboarding matters more than any other activity for speed-to-productivity and employee retention. Onboarding employees today has taken on a new significance. No longer just “new employee orientation,” It can set the stage for long-term success, … [Read more...]

Executive Teamwork–Playing well together in the C-suite

“Teamwork” has forever been a buzzword in our business world. It seems that the importance of having employees work as a team has been promoted in every available piece of management literature. Nevertheless, we at the top have routinely had a hard … [Read more...]