Category Archives: Performance Management

Employment Shelf-Life

I like people. I’m in the business of people. I actually get paid to think about people. Yes, I sure like people. But here’s the deal with people…a.k.a human beings: They’re fickle; they chase shiny objects; they fall in and out of love (and like). Sometimes they’re superstars and sometimes they’re vagabonds. And when it…

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Just Egg My House

I’m generally a huge proponent of multi-source feedback…360 degrees…whatever you wanna call it. Feedback strictly from one person or from the top down tells just a part of the story. And performance (or development) is not about – cannot be about – part of the story. But here’s the deal, y’all. Most of you clowns…

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Toyota, Herd Mentality, and HR

I’m taking a break from the office and blog – hope you are too. In the meantime, enjoy this one from the archives – originally published on February 3, 2010.  Let me start by saying that my sincere sympathies go out to anyone who has been harmed in any way by the Toyota accelerator/floor mat issues. …

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How Many HR Flavors do you Serve?

If you log on to Amazon, they already have books picked out for you – ones they think you’ll like based on your demographics and your buying habits. If you’re a Netflix subscriber, they can produce a pretty reliable list of movie suggestions you’re prone to watch. When you navigate to any page in the…

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Life is a Foursquare

In my constant pursuit of simplicity, I have come to believe that pretty much anything we do in this life – from how we work to how we play – can be defined, explained, and managed through foursquare models. This is the one I keep front and center on a wall in my office. If we…

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