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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Getting to Know You

June 12, 2013 | Andy Lee | HCI

Self-awareness is a key ingredient to success at work. It is hugely helpful to know your own strengths and development areas, also how others perceive you.


Leveraging New Technologies for Employee Development Programs

June 6, 2013 | U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Rapid advances in technology have transformed the workplace in recent years. Technology has changed the way we learn. The explosion of technology has impacted the way people communicate and collaborate. Common examples of different tools are ...

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To Do: Update Company's Social Media Policy ASAP

June 6, 2013 | Forbes

Employee use of social media has been a controversial topic over the past year, and one I’ve covered several times in this blog. While I oppose company policies that unfairly limit employees’ rights to express themselves online, ...

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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.