Overcoming A, B, C Employee Ratings: Response to Wall Street Journal Article from 2/21/07

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The Wall Street Journal article is greatly appreciated because it highlights what occurs when an employee rating system is poorly implemented and used in organizations.  … [Read more...]

Employee Accountability In The Workplace

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The mind and heart can envision and feel great things, but so many times there is a disconnect in where we are today vs. where we desire to be. While there are many … [Read more...]

Poor Communication Skills in the Workplace is Costly

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Poor Communication costs you, both professionally and personally. One source estimates employee misunderstandings cost organizations $37 billion per year.  … [Read more...]

Effective Communication in the Workplace

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  A clear, effective communication skill is one of the best attributes a person can develop. It equips you to be successful professionally and personally.  By … [Read more...]

Turning Around a Corporate Culture of Complaints Before It Entirely Kills the Company

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My first work experience after graduation was in a departmental office at my university. In most ways, it was a pretty nice job. The pay and benefits were good, the work … [Read more...]

Take Time to Assess the Quality of Your Business Meetings

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  Meetings can be a powerful tool for your business. If poorly run however, they can be a tremendous waste of time and energy and actually cause more harm than … [Read more...]

Deftly Dealing with Criticism and Activism Toward Your Company in a New Community

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I used to live in a small town with a fairly depressed economy. Over the previous two decades, they’d lost the farm machinery plant, the appliance plant, and the … [Read more...]

Six Different Approaches to Bonus Programs

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The goal of a bonus program is to motivate employees to achieve results in valuable way for everyone. In other words, they should be designed to get everyone from the … [Read more...]

Bowling With Your Boss: Evaluation Cruelty

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Imagine bowling with your boss… You throw the ball down the lane, but your boss has a sheet between you and the pins. You hear something happening, lots of noise, but … [Read more...]