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...]

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Does Leadership Development

Leadership development that works This is always an interesting and pertinent topic to me, as the beginning stages - creation, if you will - of leadership development efforts are where success/failure is determined. Implementation is simple, as is … [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...]