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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Why Leaders Need to Address All Types of Performance

In my last blog, I discussed the importance of recognition. While recognition is critical to engage employees, it is also necessary to remember that all types of performance need to be addressed, which includes unsatisfactory performance. Today, I want to talk about the importance of managers having tough conversations and making difficult decisions. When it [...]

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Why Leaders Need to Address All Types of Performance2020-12-01T23:49:55+00:00

One of the Most Powerful Tools for Enhancing Your Team’s Mindset and Attitude

Today, I want to talk about recognition. In previous blogs, we have analyzed how many aspects of formal feedback lack credibility and meaning because employees do not receive informal feedback or regular, casual conversations regarding their performance. Unfortunately, most recognition programs are equally ineffective; however, recognition is one of your most powerful mechanisms to reinforce [...]

One of the Most Powerful Tools for Enhancing Your Team’s Mindset and Attitude2018-04-24T01:00:27+00:00

Performance Reviews: Why the Traditional Approach is Not Effective

Let’s discuss those dreaded and mostly ineffective performance reviews. In the last blog, I discussed the importance of informal feedback and how regular, casual conversations on what an employee does well or could improve upon are critical to improving performance and the overall mindset of your team. In addition, without consistent informal feedback, any formal [...]

Performance Reviews: Why the Traditional Approach is Not Effective2018-03-20T01:00:03+00:00

Utilize Consistent Coaching for Enhanced Performance

Welcome back to the Culture Hacker blog series. Today, I want to talk about coaching, and more specifically, providing feedback. Feedback, by definition, is a process by which information is given to a person about the outcome of an action, process, or activity. Feedback plays a critical role in developing, retaining, and inspiring your employees. [...]

Utilize Consistent Coaching for Enhanced Performance2020-09-30T18:30:14+00:00

The 4 C’s that Should Define your Human Resource Department

Since publishing my new book, Culture Hacker, a couple of months ago, I have had some great conversations and brainstorming sessions with Human Resource leaders and Executives across organizations about how to hack their culture and improve their overall employee experience. One outcome has been the development of my ‘Four C’s’ that I believe highlight [...]

The 4 C’s that Should Define your Human Resource Department2018-01-24T23:59:10+00:00

Change – It is Not Just Something for Everyone Else

Welcome to the final edition of our Culture Hacker blog series. We have covered many important mechanisms and ideas that help managers become successful in their efforts to reprogram their company culture and employee experience. In this blog, we want to highlight one important element that allows managers to successfully refresh and evolve a culture, [...]

Change – It is Not Just Something for Everyone Else2020-12-02T00:54:06+00:00

Leadership: What it takes to inspire your teams to ‘want’

Welcome back to the Culture Hacker blog series on how to reprogram your company culture and improve the employee experience. We will now talk about one of the most important mechanisms in how employees feel about coming to work, leadership. Research tells us that poor leadership results in numerous issues including poor morale, increased stress, [...]

Leadership: What it takes to inspire your teams to ‘want’2020-12-02T00:38:06+00:00

Meetings: A Culture Hacker Guide

Welcome back to the Culture Hacker blog series. Today, I want to discuss an important communication tool that is unfortunately rendered ineffective too often, and that is the traditional meeting. American author Dave Barry wrote, "If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will [...]

Meetings: A Culture Hacker Guide2020-12-02T00:21:28+00:00

Communication – The Most Important Leadership Tool

When it comes to company culture and leadership effectiveness, there might not be a more important tool than communication. A lack of communication can result in a myriad of undesirable outcomes including decreased productivity, lower morale, more mistakes, and decreased innovation to name a few. Unfortunately, communication may be the area where most companies and [...]

Communication – The Most Important Leadership Tool2020-12-01T23:53:29+00:00

Engaging Your Employees by Focusing on Their Career Development

Today we are going to talk career development, the thing most employees want and need to talk about, but few organizations and managers seem to make a priority. Many organizations and executives understand the importance of career planning, but don’t designate resources or take time to help plan a future for their staff, especially with [...]

Engaging Your Employees by Focusing on Their Career Development2020-12-01T23:52:09+00:00
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