Guest Post: The “On-the-Spot” Performance Review

  • February 27, 2014
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GUEST POST:  By Gary Swart, CEO of oDesk and Advisor to TalentCove. This piece originally appeared as a post by Gary Swart in LinkedIn on January 30, 2014.  Republished by permission of the author. Many employees never know whether their manager thinks they’re performing well. That’s because a majority of performance reviews—the main vehicle managers […]

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How Tracking Small Wins Leads To Workplace Success

  • February 24, 2014
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Do you know what you get done when you’re at work? Does your manager and team know what you have accomplished on a regular basis?  Are you getting due recognition for your good work? If the answer to any of these questions is a no, there is one simple thing you can do to become […]

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Why Performance Reviews Don’t Work

  • February 10, 2014
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“If performance evaluations were a drug, they would not receive F.D.A. approval,” because “they have so many side effects, and so often they fail.” – Robert Sutton, Stanford Professor and co-author of just published, Scaling Up Excellence. (Source) It’s no secret that most employees, and even most managers, dislike the annual performance review. I remember […]

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5 Tips On How To Be An Engaged Employee

  • February 06, 2014
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Staying engaged at work is a struggle for many. According to Gallup’s recent “State of the American Workplace” survey, “latest findings indicate that 70% of American workers are ‘not engaged’ or ‘actively disengaged’ and are emotionally disconnected from their workplaces and less likely to be productive.” (Source).  That means happiness and productivity levels are low […]

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Why Sharing Progress & Feedback Will Propel Your Career

  • January 30, 2014

The most important thing you can do to achieve more at work is to know what you are accomplishing and sharing your progress. Get more done and get the recognition you deserve! In my previous management role at a global enterprise software company, Craig was a top performer in my team.  He always made sure […]

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