The Performance Conversation

A performance conversation builds a relationship that allows managers to influence others toward improved performance, development and positive outcomes. Talent conversations can happen at any time, but one of the most critical moments for doing them right is during your organization’s regular performance review process.

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The Mind of a Leader

If you really want to know why most new leaders slip up, it can likely be attributed to their mental state. No, I’m not saying they are a basket case or have mental shortcomings, but what I mean is they just aren’t prepared for the shift in mindset that occurs when going from the position of a regular worker to that of a “leader of workers.”

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Set Your Workplace Goals High

Many managers are apprehensive in their approach to goal setting. On the one hand, they know that goals should address the most important challenges facing their organizations. On the other hand, they know that those challenges will be, by definition, difficult and risky

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Engage—Don’t Enrage!

Who wants to work for a lame boss? And yet, a lot of us do. In fact, Gallup found that most employees who moved on from a company said they did so because of their boss, not their actual job. Yep. And get this: Poorly managed companies are 50% less productive and 44% less profitable than well-managed groups.

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