What Are You Waiting For?

Is there something that needs to be done?  A new direction you need to take?  A problems you need to solve?  A question you need to ask?  A dream that remains unfulfilled? So, what are you waiting for? Permission? You don’t need someone else to tell you it is okay to start doing the thing…

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The Bulletin Board Test

When recruiting internally you need to select only the best.  “Too often,” says Marston Waterman (Motivating the ‘What’s in It for Me?’ Workforce)  “people with time on their hands are the ones who get put on teams.  The reason they aren’t busy is that they aren’t that good.”  If you are looking for a way…

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Teams Provide Connection

When I was leading a corporate HR department one of  my greatest fears was that my team would disconnect.  It could be due to the hard work of staying emotionally balanced while serving the needs of others, often forgetting their own.  It could be due to the pressure of trying to keep up with the…

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Measure the Right Things

“The performance appraisal, more than any other aspect of our people system, surreptitiously sends a number of resounding, negative messages about the nature and potential of people.  …[T]hese underlying assumptions signal distrust and a belief that people need to be prodded and psyched to put forth their best efforts.  The assumption that we can even…

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