Posts made in April, 2007

  • I just ran across some great perspectives on the word, “mediocre.” It’s such a timely word to look at, since one of the biggest issues many leaders struggle with is workers who are content to be just “OK”…nothing more, nothing less. Why is it so hard to motivate some folks to go beyond the minimum […]

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  • Early in my career I had a colleague (let’s call her Liza) who was a self-professed “crier”. She was young, professional and competent. But when she became angry, frustrated or felt backed into a corner, the water-works would start. I remember one day Liza left our boss’ office after receiving her performance review. I asked […]

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  • Want to lose credibilty really fast? Talk in extremes. Here’s an example. I was just reading a white paper on performance management. I was engaged and thinking “this is really good stuff.” Then I came across this sentence: “Training never provides managers with the practical tools they need to set clear objectives with their teams.”What’s […]

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  • Dear Fellow Consultants, How many times have you said, “My clients are driving me CRAZY!”? Well, now you can get them back – give them a taste of their own medicine – by driving them crazy. Read below to discover the secrets all good consultants know. These are our top four ways to bug the […]

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  • Social networking (Facebook, MySpace, Twitter) is impacting your workplace, whether you realize it or not. According to a GenY article in Workforce, Gen Y’rs (born between 1979 and 1994) will number 80 million – versus about 77 million Baby Boomers and 44 million Gen X’rs. In other words, as more Boomers retire, our corporations’ cubicles […]

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