In order to succeed at succession planning, leaders must start early. It is a process that can only work if it is approached proactively, rather than reactively. This means that leaders at all levels from the C-Suite to middle management, must constantly look out into the workforce to identify employees who have a high potential […]
If you were to retire from your job today, what would your leadership legacy be? Whether you spend a great deal of time focused on that legacy or not, the way people remember you has everything to do with your identity, behaviors, and your personal values. If you don’t spend time reflecting on what those […]
Perfecting employee review processes and enacting effective performance management strategies is an ongoing process. Leaders must constantly be willing and able to try new things, tweaking their approach until they come up with procedures that will effectively guide employees to success.
It’s that time of year again, when we gather with family and friends and usher in the start of the Holiday Season by filling ourselves on good food and enjoying good company. Thanksgiving is a time to take pause and give thanks for the people in our lives who make a difference – and, of […]
Employee self-assessments can help in shaping performance goals, improving performance metrics, and creating a plan for career development. Whenever a manager is evaluating an employee, the more information they have, the better the outcome. Self-assessments provide valuable insight into the personality of an individual, as well as how that individual sees himself or herself. They […]
If an employee is having a hard time reaching his or her goals, there can be a number of things going wrong. In order to get things on track, leaders need to look at the employee’s work history, level of passion, and the individual’s success rate to determine from where the problem stems and how […]
Goals are a critical component of long-term employee success. All of your team members have personal career goals. Some may be more specific than others, but most people have at general idea of where they want to be and what they hope to achieve. It is the responsibility of leaders to help those employees reach […]
Positive feedback and praise are easy to give. Everybody loves to hear that they’ve done something right, and managers reap benefits from reinforcing positive behavior. Unfortunately, there is no way to escape negative feedback. Nobody is perfect, and there will be times when team members must correct their behavior. Negative feedback can be difficult to […]
Timely and constructive feedback is an essential component of any successful performance-management program. Employees must know in a timely manner what they are doing right, and what isn’t working well. When used in conjunction with performance goals, employee performance can and will improve through regular feedback.
Every year we are inundated with “Best Places to Work” lists from our local business journals, newspapers, national publications, and trade journals. The gold standard of these is the top 100 list published by Great Place to Work. Many entrepreneurs study these lists with envy, as it seems that the same organizations are honored year […]