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Performance Management

Catalytic Coaching: This Ain’t Your Grandma’s Recipe

Leaders I work with always try to guess what makes Catalytic Coaching so effective. Why is the process such a game changer for organizations? Read on … I’ll tell you what’s behind the secret recipe.

Effective Employee Performance Reviews and Feedback Approaches

Five tips to break the stinky habit once and for all
Complaints about performance evaluations are nothing new. Employees think the process is demeaning. Managers and supervisors find them burdensome and ineffective. Lawyers tell us the forms work against us in court. Here are five tips for transforming to a future-focused, employee-centric coaching mindset.

Five Ways to Honor the Employee Iceberg

How to see the “human” in human resources
When you hire employees, they bring with them their families, health, financial challenges, hobbies and even their pets. When you neglect “the worker” and everything that’s part of their identity, you hit the employee iceberg. Here are five times for treating people as three-dimensional human beings.

Tesla Uses Performance Reviews to Layoff Hundreds, but at What Cost?

How structured, ongoing coaching conversations prevent costly lawsuits … and protect your workplace culture A recent round of layoffs at Tesla raised eyebrows. Why would a growing company that’s struggling to meet its production quotas suddenly lay off hundreds of people, all at once?  The Mercury News reported Tesla is responding to poor performance that was recently exposed […]

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How do you motivate millennials? The answer may surprise you. The best way to motivate millennials is to motivate them the same way you would motivate anyone else. It all depends on the individual.