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What Success at Work Means

  • July 10, 2014
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Success takes on a different meaning for everyone, but its definition is what gives us purpose as individuals or as a business. In order to be successful, we must first define what it means to us. In this piece, we wanted to discuss what success at work looks like to us at TalentCove. Making Progress […]

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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 Giving Good Feedback

  • February 03, 2014
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In most workplaces, ongoing feedback is scarce and typically comes around in the form of performance reviews only once a year. At TalentCove we understand the worth of receiving regular feedback from managers and peers. Even a small, but specific comment such as “you did great work on the P&G presentation, keep it up”, can […]

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