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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BlogMake a Better Employee

“Help Me Become a Better Employee”

May 28, 2013 | Elissa Tucker | HCI

“Painful,” “too much effort,” “not popular,” “a necessary evil”—Do these words come to mind in thinking about your organization’s approach to managing employee performance? These are words that APQC employees, managers, and leaders used to describe APQC’s pre-2012 approach to performance management.

BlogEnlightenment on Women

Enlightening the Male Mind about Women’s Leadership Challenges

May 22, 2013 | Bill Treasurer | HCI

This is the blog post I never expected to write. Really. For most of my working life I’ve been blissfully oblivious to women’s workplace challenges. I am just another garden variety dunderheaded guy, prone to ignoring and dismissing women’s issues, and admittedly, sometimes women.

BlogWant Vs. Can

Those Who Want to Lead vs. Those Who Can

May 15, 2013 | Warren Bobrow | HCI

I’m not a big fan of leadership theories or any of the mysticism that surrounds what makes a great leader. Yes, we need people to direct employees and inspire others in the organization (personally, I think the second one comes from individual employees, but that’s a topic for another blog post), but exotic hypotheses about how this works have not been supported.

BlogTraining Without a Hammer

Training is Not a Hammer

May 9, 2013 | Roy Pollock | HCI

My father used to say frequently, “To a young boy with a new hammer, everything is a nail.” Unfortunately, for many young managers, training is a hammer and every sort of performance challenge is a nail. 

BlogMoms at Work

Bringing “Mom” to Work

May 8, 2013 | Lexy Thompson | HCI

We’ve all heard the criticism of “hard” women in leadership roles- the infamous diva stereotype many women feel they have to play to in order to flourish in a “man’s world”. If every coin has two sides, the other end of this spectrum is showing up to work as a maternal leader.