4 Ways To Show You Have Valuable Skills, Not Just Luck

It’s easy to rag on others around us by attributing their success to sheer dumb luck. We excuse our own undersupply of skill, and diminish the hard work of those around us. “You see that guy making all those home runs—it’s luck, right?” Maybe, slightly maybe. It also could be that he runs more than you, sleeps with his Louisville slugger […]

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Writing Performance Reviews Without the Blood, Sweat and Tears.

Like all managers, I have spent many frustrating hours trying to write performance reviews. It starts with searching for the performance plan, but after a while, I give up and ask HR for a copy. They tell me they’re not sure it’s the final version because I never gave them the signed copies. Fantastic! I ask my team for their […]

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WorkCompass Named Among 50 Smartest Companies of the Year 2016 by Leading Tech Analysts

WorkCompass today announced that The Silicon Review Magazine has named it among the 50 Smartest Companies of the Year 2016.  “The Silicon Review 50 Smartest Companies of the Year 2016 program identifies the companies transforming the way we work via cutting-edge technology. These companies are leading the seismic shifts that today’s company leaders need to be thinking about before it’s […]

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Silence is Golden

The biggest mistake managers make in performance management is wanting to tell an employee what to do. My definition of telling? Not letting the employee interact with you in a meaningful way during any performance conversation.  A general rule of thumb with any performance conversation, whether formal or informal – if you’re the manager and you’re doing 80-90% of the […]

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