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Engaging the Workforce Through Goals and Progress

  • August 28, 2014
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The struggle is real! At work we want to be successful and recognized for our efforts and accomplishments, while still having time left over for relaxation and personal fulfillment.  But we become so overwhelmed with the demands on our time — making to do lists, answering emails, unproductive meetings, and putting out daily fires — that we […]

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The Secret to Helping Your Team Achieve Their Goals

  • July 17, 2014
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On our way toward big successes, we are all told to dream big and have bold goals. And research shows that long term goals are important to our well-being. However, the way we obsess over long term goals can be demotivating and uninspiring. As managers and leaders, motivating employees is a key responsibility that needs […]

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Are Your Employees Emotionally Committed?

  • March 31, 2014
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When we are included in activities, asked for our opinions about something, acknowledged for our efforts and given praise for doing a good job, it makes us feel good – be it in our personal or professional lives! It goes without saying, therefore, that employee engagement is a key determinant of an employee’s involvement with, […]

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Millennials Want Feedback, Transparency, Growth & More From Work – And So Should You!

  • February 18, 2014
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The nearly 80 million Millennials who are either already in the workforce or about to enter it, will fundamentally change how business is conducted. (Source) Millennials will make up almost half (46 percent) of the workforce by 2020, and will be in the majority by 2025, as they will comprise up to 75 percent of […]

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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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