The surprising key to improving your performance appraisal process

late to the performance appraisal process is another dilbert problem

The performance appraisal process seems to be dreaded by everyone. It’s almost a cliche to hate on them at this point. Employees often are overwhelmed with too much feedback at once, or they’re left resenting a sparse performance appraisal. Meanwhile, managers struggle to complete all the performance appraisals they’re expected to diligently complete. Then, HR […]

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The Power of Repetition: the Secret of Successful Leaders

Leading by example is a big part of the power of repetition as Anne Wojcicki knows

“I’ve already said it, why would I need to repeat it?” It’s an innocent sounding thought, but it’s a dangerous one for any leader that wants to be truly effective. The power of repetition is any leader’s best friend. Repeating yourself may seem annoying to you at first, but it’s important to make sure your […]

Leading by example is a big part of the power of repetition as Anne Wojcicki knows
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The Top Manager Mistake that Causes Turnover

A top manager will grow their people so they won't leave.

Being a top manager takes hard work and thoughtful action.  But it may be easier than you think. Over and over we see that managers are missing out on one habit that is essential to both attracting talent, and keeping them for the long term. The Top Manager Mistake Causing Turnover The top mistake managers […]

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Leadership Lessons for Managers from Kate Matsudaira

Kate Matsudaira knows you need to have your team work well with other teams

Kate Matsudaira has been leading engineering teams for over a decade. She’s worked at major companies like Amazon, and great startups like Decide (acquired by Ebay) and Moz. Through these experiences, she’s accumulated a lot of knowledge on leading and motivating teams. We recently interviewed Kate hoping to learn some of her secrets.  We were […]

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How Employees Can Drive Their Own Career Growth

Questions to Ask in One on Ones with a Manager

You’re not alone. It’s not just you. The leading benefit that Millennials (and many others at work) want in a job is the opportunity for career growth and development. Studies by PwC: and Deloitte agree: Career growth and development are some of the top things people look for in jobs. Yet, most aren’t growing. Unfortunately, […]

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Employee Development: How to grow your employees when you can’t promote them

How to Help Your Team Achieve Their Goals

Everywhere we look, work place research and leaders seem to be talking about how much employee development is valued by workers, and especially Millennials. Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends 2015 found it was the top work benefit valued by Millennials: Deloitte’s 2016 study of Millennials also found growth and development were top reasons to join a […]

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Key Takeaways from the Deloitte Survey of Millennials

deloitte survey - 1 in 4 millennials will quit their jobs in the next year

A few times a year Deloitte and Gallup release studies that help reveal trends in the workplace. They can help us all be better leaders, and understand trends that we normally would not have a high level view of. Few, if any, individual organizations have the resources, data sets, and commitment to gather statistically significant […]

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5 Awesome Ways to Give Feedback to Your Team

motivating employees means giving feedback like Ken Blanchard suggests

If you want your team to perform well, you have to give feedback to them regularly. If they don’t know your standards or expectations, it’s very unlikely they’ll meet them consistently. Unfortunately, the most common way managers give feedback is the sh*t sandwich.  Before you give the critical feedback, you open with something positive about […]

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5 Ways to Improve the Employee Performance Review

Employee Performance Review - Good managers communicate verbally according to Paul English of Kayak

With the end of the year fast approaching, many companies will be starting their employee performance review processes. Often, this will mark a moment of dread and discontent, but it doesn’t have to be that way. There are many reasons the employee performance review is not a time that anyone looks forward to. If you’re […]

Employee Performance Review - Good managers communicate verbally according to Paul English of Kayak
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