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Performance Feedback

The Value of Timely Performance Feedback Everyone appreciates performance feedback – the timelier, the better. Leaders who provide feedback in a constructive manner develop others and foster a positive environment that instills loyalty. In doing so, they also foster...

Decision Making Style

Your decision making style is a function of your experiences, perceptions, and thinking habits, combined with your level of focus in the three dimensions of thought, that is, whether you lead with your head, heart, or hand. In my article on employee motivators, I...

Employee Performance Evaluations

Why are employee performance evaluations so stressful? When you think of performance appraisals, what is your first reaction?  Management and staff shudder at the thought.  Supervisors dread writing the report, but they want to get the job done. Employees don’t like...

Employee Performance Review

A constructive way of conducting the employee performance review is to hold interim (quarterly) performance appraisals and make them part of a continuous employee development plan or process. Lasting performance starts with setting performance goals, working together,...

Employee Conflict

10 Steps to Managing Employee Conflict At one point or another, every leader will experience an employee conflict. To prevent this situation, leaders must establish and maintain a positive environment where employees are motivated and the team works together. Ideally,...

Employee Engagement

70% of businesses suffer from a lack of employee engagement. Can you influence your business team from within? If you change your perspective, what performance improvement is possible? In The 360-Degree Leader, John C. Maxwell notes that most leadership comes from...

Employee Development Plan

Use your employee development plan to achieve professional development goals and drive performance. Performance planning stems from your strategy. When done well, performance goals align personal and professional values so that your employees are motivated to achieve...

Employee Empowerment

Employee Empowerment: Leadership Factors Two significant leadership factors involving employee empowerment include: 1)   The growth and development of the employee, and 2)   The ability of the leader to accomplish so much more. For any high-performing...

Employee Training and Development

An employee training and development program starts with setting professional development goals, with your employees! Sometimes, when managers share knowledge or experience, they forget how much more they know about a topic.  When they assume employees understand more...

Effective Business Meetings

Running effective business meetings is a sign of your potential. Imagine you are new and you have been given the responsibility to run a business meeting via the corporate video-teleconferencing facility. It's expensive to use and booked solid. You have only one hour...

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