The Experience Gap – When You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know…

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Employee Coaching, Organizational Development

A few weeks ago, I was on a family vacation up on Lake Winnipesaukee with my whole family – parents, siblings, significant others and babies, 11 of us in all.  Given our past history when it comes to family vacations, we were all expecting some Griswald trip to Walley World type moments.  Things were actually going just fine until my …

For Business Innovation, Less Executives – More 7-Year Olds…

Paul Hebert Business Development, Change, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, Good HR, Influence, Innovation, Paul Hebert

Hey HR – want to get more innovation out of your employees?  Want to amp up the creativity index in your staff.  Look no further than a 7-year old. The Brainstorming Session I’ve been a part of many brainstorming sessions.  Some good.  Some bad.  I always like how they start with “There are no bad ideas.” Unfortunately, yeah, there are. …

The 5 Managerial Responses to Sabotage At Work…

Kris Dunn Employee Coaching, Employee Relations, Kris Dunn

Human behavior is so… well… human. How many times have you seen it?  The pressure’s on at work, and maybe even layoffs look like they might be around corner – or another round of layoffs, depending on your company’s situation.  And when the pressure’s on, you can bet that questionable human behavior is right around the corner. Self-Preservation 101.  I’m good, he’s …

Performance Management, Effective Communication and Jailbreaks…

RJ Morris Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Performance, RJ Morris

If you read HR blogs, you’ll probably find another post today about performance feedback and effective manager communication. Anyone can do that. Today, I think this might be the only post you read about performance management, effective manager communication and a jailbreak. First, Kris Dunn had a great piece recently about blaming performance appraisal systems instead of managers for bad feedback. Managers are …