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How Would You Lead if Employees Were Given Lifetime Employment

By Michael Holland -  I recently read about a company where the owner and leadership team decided they wanted to live out their cultural values in a radical way: They would provide employees with a guarantee of lifetime employment. That decision had profound impacts on so many aspects of leadership. Here are a few. How [...]

By |2019-01-09T10:32:46+00:00January 9th, 2019|Managing Performance|0 Comments

One Habit That Will Make You a Better Leader

By Michael Holland - Many leaders are challenged with having coaching conversations with their employees. Coaching is a process of letting people know that what they do matters to you. Coaching provides direction and timely feedback. Coaching inspires, encourages, and challenges employees. Coaching should be continual.  It's small things that the leader sees and says [...]

By |2018-11-30T09:22:59+00:00September 26th, 2018|Managing Performance|0 Comments

Perception of Employee Performance: Which Lens Are You Using Today?

by Michael Holland     "Here he comes.  Heading straight for my office for yet another 'conversation' about why he can't get his work done in time for our meeting next week.  Again and again he just doesn't come through.  And last week he left early one day.  I'm getting so tired of this routine.  He's never [...]

By |2018-11-30T09:23:04+00:00June 27th, 2018|Managing Performance|0 Comments

The Curse of Knowledge in Your Delegation to Employees

By Michael Holland -   When a leader delegates he can picture very clearly what it is he wants done.  So he believes that he is communicating clearly to his employee.  But there’s a villain of natural psychology that limits our capability to communicate clearly and that villain is the curse of knowledge*. The curse of [...]

By |2018-11-30T09:23:04+00:00June 20th, 2018|Managing Performance|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 |2018-11-30T09:23:27+00:00July 12th, 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 |2017-06-14T11:57:09+00:00June 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 |2017-06-07T14:58:51+00:00June 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 |2017-05-09T10:49:04+00:00May 9th, 2017|Managing Performance|0 Comments

Performance Reviews: Don’t Look Back!

by Robin Perry The dreaded performance review! There are very few managers or employees that look forward to performance reviews. But maybe that’s because they are focused in all the wrong places. Instead of focusing on the past – looking back at last year - shift your focus. Focus forward! Where is the organization headed? [...]

By |2018-11-30T09:23:34+00:00February 1st, 2017|Managing Performance|0 Comments