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You Just Fired Your First Employee: The 6 Things You Should Do Next

By Michael Holland The pressure has been building for months.  You were clear on his performance review 6 months ago.  You were clear 3 months ago when you put him on the performance improvement plan and 1 month ago you met with him to sign the update to the PIP making sure he read the [...]

By | October 11th, 2017|New Leader|0 Comments

Quote – Say NO So That You Can Say YES

By | September 12th, 2017|Shareable Quotes|0 Comments

How to Get Better at Achieving Your Long-Term Goals: Covey’s 4 Quadrants Productivity Tool

In several books by Stephen Covey, he describes a framework for prioritizing work that is aimed at achieving long-term goals by understanding the lack of need for work on tasks that appear to be urgent, but are in reality less important. He uses a time management 4 box method to categorize tasks on two continuum: [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|Productivity|0 Comments

Why Performance Reviews are So Damn Painful for Leaders

By Michael Holland During a recent coaching session with a leader, he spoke about how tired he was having recently spent his whole weekend to get his employees' performance reviews completed and then delivered the reviews in back-to-back sessions on the Monday and Tuesday right after the weekend.  In my mind I thought "what an [...]

By | July 12th, 2017|Managing Performance|0 Comments

My 20-Year-Old Non-Gardener – Managing Poor Performance

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By | June 28th, 2017|Managing Performance|0 Comments

How Often Do You Celebrate? Know the Research…

By Robin Perry I’m a proud mother. Recently we attended our daughter’s college graduation and we celebrated for 4 days! It may have seemed excessive, but 4 days to recognize 4 years of hard work – now actually seems a little light! How important is celebration and recognition? Very important. Based on Gallup research, one [...]

By | June 14th, 2017|Managing Performance|0 Comments

The Potential Problems with Identifying Leaders as High Potentials

By Michael Holland The label of high potential brings such opportunity and promise.  That young leader was thrilled to have been "identified" as high potential and excited that his perseverance was paying off.  Now he's on his way to the elite club; he's going to truly be successful.  He's going to run up the ranks [...]

By | June 7th, 2017|Managing Performance|0 Comments

What if Mother’s Day was a Performance Review?

by Robin Perry So every May we celebrate our Mothers. We tell them how much we love them and show our appreciation. As a mom, it’s a day I’ve always enjoyed - and honestly feel as if I’ve earned! I work hard all year long to support my family and make sure our household runs [...]

By | May 9th, 2017|Managing Performance|0 Comments

Leaders: Are You Making Your Team Dysfunctional?

by Robin Perry I often hear about teams that don’t work well together. A leader or manager will tell me about team members that don’t get along, or someone who’s not “pulling their weight” and it’s causing problems on the team. Certainly there are team members who can be disruptive – and other times it’s [...]

By | May 3rd, 2017|Building My Team|0 Comments

How to Own Your Day and Be an Intentional Leader

By Michael Holland I love the look of that frantic leader who is lost in the world of overbooked meetings, a flooded inbox with hundreds of emails, and employees frustratingly lined up at the boss' door to ask questions.  It's that scene in a movie where you don't want to watch the dramatic climax but [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|Productivity|0 Comments