Performance Management

Improve performance management with ongoing feedback, goal-setting, coaching, strengths-based development, and recognition and rewards

Beyond the annual review, performance management should include ongoing feedback, goal-setting, coaching, strengths-based development, and recognition and rewards – and managers must be held accountable for these outcomes. Learn how performance management can be integrated with strategic organizational goals, rewards and recognition programs, and development and succession plans. With the help of performance management systems and social technology, you can make performance management part of day-to-day leadership.

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Multitasking Makes Managers Less Thoughtful 

October 10, 2013 | Gretchen Gavett | HBR

You’re sitting at a meeting checking your e-mail on your iPad or your texts on your phone. Or, if you’re like the average college student, your attention is divided at least three ways, among the lecturer, your laptop, and your text ...

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BlogContinuous Evolution

Why Leadership Development Should Continuously Evolve

October 9, 2013 | Charlotte Hughes | HCI

An extraordinary amount of progressive change occurs in the lifetime of a country. 150 years ago, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, leading to the end of slavery. 93 years ago, the Nineteenth Amendment was passed and voting rights were extended to women; 45 years after that, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 led to law that prohibited discrimination in voting based on race or color. Today, Barack Obama serves as the first African-American elected as President of the United States.


If You Want Innovation, You Have to Invest in People

October 8, 2013 | Mehran Mehregany | HBR

As the convergence of digital technologies drives unprecedented levels of change in global marketplaces, it is very much a reality that a company must, as Bill Gates put it, “innovate or die!” In the race for relevance to future ...

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Finding Balance With Flexi Time

September 30, 2013 | Joanna Lyall, Chief Planning Officer | Huffington Post

The world of work is evolving to allow people to work in their own time and own way. This makes a huge impact on the possibilities for working parents or people with other time intense interests outside of work. However, what does this mean for ...

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Four Steps to Mindful Action

September 18, 2013 | Andy Lee | HCI

Much of the professional development industry is built on the idea that there is a right way to be a leader, or a lawyer, or an account executive, or a CFO, and that this right way can be taught to, and will fit, any person or situation. But the truth is that there are as many ways to do any of these jobs as there are people in these jobs. 


6 HR Functions That Drive Results in Manufacturing

September 13, 2013 |

Many small to mid-size manufacturing companies have become increasingly aware of how an effective human resource leader can contribute to the success of the business’s bottom line. The following points discuss how an effective HR leader and ...

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BlogStarting a New Job

Dear Diary, Today I Started My New Job

September 11, 2013 | Nancy Piatt | HCI

Throughout my career, I’ve dabbled in the world of “new employee orientation.” I’ve shown really boring slides, helped new-hires decipher a myriad of insurance options, given office tours, and scheduled “meet-n-greets” with other employees and leaders. All of these activities have resulted in varying levels of effectiveness.