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A do-it-yourself guide to building a strengths-based performance management system.
If performance management focused intelligently on strenghs, many benefits would follow.
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Gestalt is a school in psychology that emphasizes the organized character of human experience and behavior. It refers to theories of visual perception.The word itself is German, meaning form, pattern, or configuration. Gestalt psychology emphasizes the study of human behavior that seeks patterns or wholes.
Good explanation of how Gestalt works and how understanding the whole system is important.
RT @WeejeeLearning: Human Design for Engagement and Critical Thinking by Chris Jennings http://t.co/osnCJkhvrm
Programs designed to coach, train and develop individuals so they can succeed in higher positions have been shown to attract top talent, inspire employees and lower turnover. However, when it comes to training and molding employees to become the future leaders of an enduring company, it takes a great deal of effort and commitment.
While many companies provide training and development opportunities geared to productivity improvement, a unique NiSource initiative is enhancing the leadership pipeline by helping to attract, develop and retain talented, high-potential women.
Leadership development and experiential learning as a recruitment tool - a talent story.
Julian Richer, founder of Richer Sounds, the largest independent HiFi and TV store in the UK, recently set the bar extremely high for C-level suite executives on how to improve employee engagement.
(From the article): Employee engagement is a critical aspect of your actual customer experience. As I said before, happy employees make happy customers. Without your employees on board, the customer experience you have in mind will stay right there, in your mind, ignored by the people that are supposed to actually do it.
What do Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Mahatma Gandhi, Eleanor Roosevelt, Charles Darwin, J.K. Rowling and Rosa Parks have in common? They are all people who made an impact on their world. They are also introverts.
There are some basic things that can be done to help introverts feel more comfortable, accepted and appreciated in the workplace
Video Arts State of Leaning Snapshot 2103
Americans are no strangers to labor and have a culture of few vacations and work rigorous schedules. Vacation, something 23% of the workforce isn’t privy to, is something most people seldom take and this is beginning to take a toll on the work force.
Great infographic showing various impacts on the workforce and hence engagement.
This is an example of a quality infographic, informative, relevant and visual.
Author Gary Hamel thinks the existing management model is leaving too much human capability untapped.
A view about redistributing power from one of the world's leading strategists.
What is it going to take to realize there's a better way to do things?
This revelation form a marketing expert is worth listening to!
IN HIS 1905 book, “The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism”, Max Weber credited the Protestant ethic with giving rise to capitalism. Now it sometimes...
Think about bullies and you imagine the schoolyard or, in the wake of the Miami Dolphins’ scandal, the locker room. The stereotype bully is a big doofus or a “mean girl” who uses an unfair advantage to brutalize or denigrate a weaker counterpart.
Take action today against #bullies - ideas for becoming bully-proof.
These 10 organizations place a high value on developing promising talent and giving proven performers enough freedom to pursue value-driven contributions.
I wonder when sme's in regional locations will be included in measures of being a top employer for career growth?
What is a leader’s business? A leader’s business is training and developing people - human capital - the most valuable asset any organization
Mental health charity Mind gives us the lowdown on anxiety in the workplace.
It is likely that 1 in 6 of your workforce is currently experiencing stress, anxiety or depression. Are you geared up to care and cope?
Top 5 Emotional Intelligence moments of 2013.
How many times have you gone to a leadership development workshop, had a wonderful experience, left feeling great, and then went home and kept doing the same old thing? Or, perhaps you kept up your new resolutions for a couple of months or weeks, and then went back to doing the same old thing.
Some thoughtful questions here about effective training for adaptive challenges from Joan Kofodimos.
A new report finds 53% of financial services executives say ethical standards inhibit career progression.
Scary, if not entirely surprising, news about greed!
Much has been written about leading a multi-generational workforce. Find out what researchers have found is really going on in today's workplaces.
Tanveer Naseer - "we need to recognize that all employees are driven to do work that creates a sense of purpose and meaning. That they see a connection between what they do and what matters to their organization and to those they serve. And that they have opportunities to increase their autonomy and competencies by getting better and consistent feedback from those in charge, all while operating within an increasingly connected, wired world.
With networks it is not numbers but quality. Aim to build relationships not followers.
At The Wall Street Journal's 2013 CEO Council Conference, leading corporate executives from a range of industries gathered to discuss some of today's most pressing issues. What one question would you want to pose to leading chief executive officers?
Some penetrating questions here for CEOs.
There are some recurring themes among these issues such as clear communication for alignment of objectives and employee engagement in the workplace. One solution that companies are looking into to address these issues is to revamp their performance management system. Long gone are the traditional annual performance appraisals.
Companies are looking for social, agile, and innovative ways to make performance reviews more regular with real-time feedback. Managers are becoming coaches and 1:1 coaching sessions are employee driven Managers are becoming coaches and 1:1 coaching sessions are employee driven.
Perfrmance management is necessary, but we can make it better and more relevant!
It has become a known fact that nowadays, the average worker stays in each job for 4.4 years.The new wave of Generation Y workers entering the workforce will stay in a job for less than 3 years
The employee and manager relationship should be a two-way street. Both should benefit from each other in order to have a productive and healthy workplace.
Want to attract stellar employees? Don't boss them around. Here’s how to manage without, well, managing.
Walter Chen - "The challenge is to engage people who are both autonomous and collaborative, who can make and manage comfortably and are willing to learn how to do them both well."
Closing Keynote, WCET Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, 15 November 2013
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