Tag Archive: Performance Management

HR’s Neighborhood Watch

Let me start by offering my sincere condolences, sympathies, and extreme outrage for what happened in Tucson last week. It’s shameful, scary, and disheartening that we somehow fail over and over again to keep people like Jared Lee Loughner from screwing with what is otherwise a civilized society. Once the finger-pointing begins, the media invariably…


Your Carrot Needs More Stick!

I’m one of those unlucky souls who has had to suffer on a hot tarmac at the mercy of the airline industry as whatever poor excuse keeps a plane grounded…without food or anything to drink. I sat on a small regional jet in Newark once for more than 2 hours – people actually started to…


Wanna Lead? Be Vivid!


If you missed the SHRM 2010 Annual Conference and Exposition closing session with Marcus Buckingham, you pretty much missed the SHRM 2010 Annual Conference and Exposition. There was a lot of good content this week, but Marcus really capped it all off. His presentation dripped of relevant, thought provoking, and inspirational insights for the very…


Sometimes it’s better to receive than to give

better to receive

I think we can all agree on at least one thing related to Performance Management.  Giving meaningful feedback – particularly when it is critical – is tough tough tough.  Even those of us who make a living at it need to work it really hard.  Sure, some are naturals.  But most aren’t. How many of…


Stop Trying to be Smarter than a 5th Grader!

smarter than a 5th grader

HR is notorious for making the lives of others more difficult.  Policies, rules, forms, processes, paperwork…stuff that gets in the way of the business.  The business needs some of it, but it doesn’t need it to be a nuisance.  And most of it, unfortunately, is a nuisance. So as an HR professional, you’re starting off with…