Tag: employee performance

New methods + new thinking = new day for performance management

Nearly everyone has opinions—and complaints—about performance management. The annual performance review in which employee and supervisor fill out a form and sit down for a talk is rapidly going out of style. Although that system addresses an employee’s strengths and weaknesses and may even include a discussion of goals for the future, it’s increasingly seen […]

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ADA and Batman—by Robin

Recently, Ben Affleck stepped down from directing the new Batman movie to focus on his recovery following recent treatment for alcoholism. His reason for stepping down was due to his belief that he was unable to give the directing role the focus and passion it requires.  Alcoholism and drug addiction present complicated issues under the […]

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Developing a PIP that will make employees comeback heroes—Tom Brady style

I’m sure you all watched or heard about the Super Bowl on Sunday night: Despite the fact that his team was trailing by 25 points, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady led New England on the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history. Brady’s season began with a four-game suspension for his involvement in the “deflategate” scandal and […]

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“It’s not me, it’s you!” Seinfeld lessons on candid employee evaluations

I confess, I’m a Seinfeld junkie. I’ve watched every episode multiple times and literally love every single one—even the finale (I know, I know, I’m in the vast minority, but I’m committed, you could at least give me that). To this day, I watch Seinfeld’s re-runs over and over again, which I’m sure makes me […]

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Avoiding the “own goal” at work: 3 lessons from Women’s World Cup

On Sunday, the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) soundly defeated Japan to claim the nation’s third World Cup championship. With this year’s Women’s World Cup breaking TV ratings expectations at every turn, it’s likely you or someone you know was glued to the tube as this spectacular victory unfolded. I know I was. And […]

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And the Oscar goes to … tips for evaluating employee performance outside of Tinsel Town

Awards season is upon us and soon all of Hollywood will gather to celebrate its most talented actors and actresses, as determined by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  Who will win the Oscar?  While this question is being volleyed about and fiercely debated among Internet pundits and armchair critics, the nominees themselves […]

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Is it really that bad? It seems the answer is yes

by Dan Oswald Sunday’s New York Times featured an article titled “Why You Hate Work.” Right from the opening paragraph, I must admit, I had my back up a bit. The article claims it’s very likely that I’m not excited about my work, I don’t feel appreciated while there, I find it difficult to get […]

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