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Employee Input for Performance Evaluations

As we enter the fourth quarter, you may be starting to think about writing annual employee performance evaluations for your employees.  Just remember, you don’t have to do it... Read More »


Employee Performance: Do you Have Time?

You do not have time to NOT manage employee performance! If managing employee performance is not a high priority for you on a daily basis,... Read More »


Employee Owners or Employee Renters?

Employees are a lot like cars.  The amount of care, attention to detail, and feelings of permanency we project toward our cars is comparable to the way employees view... Read More »


Working Your Strategic Plan

Has your organization joined the many that are embarking on a strategic plan?  Public sector organizations are turning to strategic plans en masse with the hope of defining a... Read More »


Accountability Doesn’t Work

The outcry is loud and clear: public agencies must be held accountable!

It follows that if the agency is going to be held accountable, employees who make up the agency... Read More »


Gaining Momentum

I’m part of a volunteer organization that went through a bit of a slump in the past few years.  We found ourselves begging for board members and scraping by... Read More »


Focus on Employee Behaviors to Get Results

We all have an “attitude” problem at times. You’ve probably even had employees who you’ve described as having a bad attitude.  However, focusing on the attitude of an employee... Read More »


Avoid Inherited Performance Problems

Have you ever received the “inheritance surprise?” No, not the one that comes after probate proceedings.  “Inheritance surprise” is the surprise you get you get a new employee and... Read More »


The 4 Cultures of Employee Retention in the Public Sector

The reality of today’s job market is that workers are expecting more from their employers and are not afraid to move on if their needs are not met by... Read More »