Effective performance management is critical to any organization and it’s success. Before we “jump in,’ let’s be clear about what “performance management” is. Every “result” is the output of an “activity” or “activities.” These “activities” may be a sequenced set, or process. But it is still simple “input – output.” This relationship between key activities … Read more
If we were asked about the quality of our individual and group management, we would likely answer positively. The conclusion might be, “whatever our problems our shortcomings are, it’s not our management.” If it were, that would be self-condemning, and who wants to do that. We are confident of our knowledge and how we apply … Read more
“Satisfied” or “engaged” employees? For most, it is intuitive and common to strive for “satisfied.” But it seems “satisfied” is “style” but not substance. What we want to strive for is “engaged” employees. To gain insight into the difference and how to achieve that difference: linkedin.com/employee-satisfaction-doesn-t-matter?
So often it is said, or heard, “what we need are really smart people,” or “we have really smart people,” or from the less modest, “I am really smart.” If you ask 10 people to define “smart,” my guess is you would get 10 different definitions. Aside from the lack of a consistent, clear, concise, … Read more
Effective performance management is critical to any organization and it’s success. But for small businesses, it’s often short-sheeted or overlooked altogether, replaced by crises-management and “making it up as you go.” But effective performance management requires a strategy, a plan, and the ability to envision and manage from the whole to the details, and vice … Read more
“The right things” are much more important than “the right way.” (Don’t get me wrong – the right way is very important too – but dependent on “the right things.”) “Right things” are those tasks and activities developed to most effectively and efficiently achieve your strategic goal. How much time and how often do you … Read more
A meeting is a gathering of people to present or exchange information, plan joint activities, make decisions, or carry out actions already agreed upon. Almost every group activity or project requires meetings. True, and not true. By definition, yes. And necessary, yes. But most of us know the reality of meetings. They are often wandering … Read more
You just don’t have the time. It’s easier and quicker for you to do it rather than taking the time to delegate it to someone else to do. You can do it in 15 minutes – but it will surely take longer to properly hand-off and oversee someone else to do it. It’s a perspective … Read more