Performance Management: Shifting Organizational Culture

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Performance Management: Shifting Organizational Culture

Posted on September 5th, by Marnie Green in Management Articles. No Comments

Performance management is becoming THE high priority for government entities nation-wide. In fact, a Time Magazine article by Amanda Ripley said, “If we really want more effective governance, we should tie these generous [public sector employee] benefits to meaningful outcomes.” The article goes on to say, “As anyone who works in the private sector knows, … Read More »

So You Don’t Trust Your Boss

Posted on August 8th, by Henna Inam in on the job. No Comments

Few things zap your motivation than having a bad relationship with your boss. Trust me, I know from experience, people don’t leave jobs, they leave bosses.  I have an executive coaching client. Let’s call her Mary. She doesn’t trust her boss, John. She feels John doesn’t have her back but doesn’t feel comfortable giving him … Read More »

Be More Than The Office Mom

Posted on June 13th, by Olivia Burrell-Jackson in on the job. No Comments

Every year on the second Sunday in May we honor a very important group of people: mothers. Of course there are the traditional mothers and then there are the not so traditional mothers-those who did not personally give birth or adopt a child but still raises and cares for people in a nurturing fashion. In … Read More »

Consequence Management Boosts Accountability

Posted on May 9th, by Chris Edmonds in on the job. No Comments

Every leader, manager, and supervisor in or out of the government sector struggles to hold team members and teams accountable for performance or for values. One senior leader told me, “It’s so hard to hold people accountable when you’ve known them for years and years. Why don’t they do what they said they’d do?”

I spent 15 years in … Read More »

Leadership & Caring Dangerously

Posted on May 9th, by Bill Treasurer in on the job. No Comments

“I’m not here to be your friend, I’m here to be your boss.”

“I’m not paid to be nice, I’m paid to get results.”

“If you don’t like it, go work at McDonalds.”

I wish Apple would create a Boss Translator App so we could all know what our bosses really mean when, under the guise of being … Read More »

Enable Team Members to Notice & Act

Posted on April 11th, by Chris Edmonds in Career Advice. No Comments

It is amazing how often food recalls happen here in the US. In March 2015 the FDA issued sixteen recalls for everything from mislabeled to contaminated foodstuffs. According to the CDC, food-borne illnesses cause about 300,000 hospitalizations annually and 5,000 deaths.

It’s not just contaminated food that harms our fellow humans.

Back in 2012, contaminated steroid medicine … Read More »

How to Make the Most of Your Mentor

Posted on April 8th, by Josh Weiss-Roessler in on the job. 2 comments

Personal relationships are the best way to make connections in a career and to learn about specific professions and jobs. If you have a personal connection with someone higher up in your field, that kind of mentor-mentee relationship can be invaluable – but only if you make the most of it.

But how can you squeeze … Read More »

Hiring: Take Control

Posted on March 14th, by Stacy Feiner in eligibility/hiring issues. 1 Comment

Hiring the wrong people costs too much. Here’s how to activate a recruiting process that will attract the right people to your talent bench?

No business can afford a bad hire, or to retain employees who don’t perform because the cost of poor talent management processes is staggering: A bad hire can cost up to 10 … Read More »

Workplace Inspiration: Provide Your Team With It!

Posted on March 10th, by Chris Edmonds in on the job. No Comments

Does your organization have formalized performance standards in the form of KPI’s – key performance indicators? You may not call them KPI’s but it is likely that you have performance expectations defined in specific, measurable terms.

Those standards might include project completion or budget analysis or customer service targets or reduction of expenses, etc.

Leaders have a vital responsibility to … Read More »

Your Employees: Go Ahead and Love Them

Posted on February 8th, by Marnie Green in Management Articles. No Comments

February is “love” season. You know, Valentines Day and all. In terms of the workplace, it kind of begs the question, “Can we show love at work?” In this day and age of harassment suits and political correctness, many managers shy away from showing love for their employees. I’m here to suggest that a little … Read More »