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“Do You Want To Be Here?” and Other Loaded Questions Heard From Managers of People

Kris Dunn Coaching, Employee Coaching, Employee Engagement, Good HR, Halogen, Kris Dunn

There’s a list of questions somewhere. When your manager fires one of these questions at you, it’s a signal of the following: —You’re not as special to the organization as you thought you were. —Your focus on “relationships” might be giving way to the lack of results you’ve provided over the last year. —Your baggage has grown to the point …

Is Your Talent Strategy Krzyzewski or Calipari-Flavored?

Kris Dunn Culture, Halogen, Kris Dunn, Performance, Recruiting

You think this is going to be a sports post. Trust me, it’s more about you than it is about sports. Simple question – Is Your Talent Strategy more Mike Krzyzewski (college basketball coach at Duke) or John Calipari (college basketball coach at Kentucky)? Read enough sports news and a familiar theme emerges.  Coach (Krzyzewski) does it the right way …

You Haven’t Thought about Annual Reviews for 10 Months. Here’s Your Survival Cheat Sheet

Kris Dunn Halogen, Kris Dunn, Performance, Performance Reviews

Let’s face it, you’re a little bit behind as a manager of people this year. You had the thing in your family, you had to fire Jan for sexting Joan and then you were on the Kramerica Latex acquisition team that cost you a solid month in August. To add insult to injury, the deal didn’t even go through. In …

FACE IT: We Build Cool Space Because We Don’t Know How to Build Great Managers…

Kris Dunn Employment Branding and Culture, Kris Dunn

That’s right, I said it. Whether we can afford to build it or not at our company, we focus on thinking about the office layout and how tricked up we can make it look because we don’t have the guts to build great managers of people. Keyword:  Employer of Choice. What’s employer of choice mean?  Lots of things to lots …

4 Ways That I Can Tell If Someone I’m Interviewing Has Passion About the Job

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Executive Search, Interviewing, Kris Dunn, Recruiting

You want candidates who are passionate about what they do for a living, don’t you? Of course, you do. But passion for a profession is tough to get a grip on.  There’s a lot of fake passion out there. Enthusiasm is great, but it’s not passion. Passion is what keeps you grinding for days on a single issue when no one …

I Heard Google Pays Mailroom Boys 100K (Dealing with Competitive Issues on Compensation)

Kris Dunn Change Management, Compensation/Cash Money, Employee Communications, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Kris Dunn, Labor, The HR Profession

Quote – “If the grass looks greener on the other side, it is probably AstroTurf.” -Unknown Everybody wants more money, people. This we know. Internal issues related to pay are one thing. There’s also a big nasty world outside of your company that creates fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) across your employee base related to pay satisfaction. Whether it’s macro-media …

WEBINAR TOMORROW!! RAISING DRAGONS: What Game of Thrones Teaches Us About Performance Coaching and Building Teams

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Webinar, Worldwide FOT

“Winter is Coming.” “You Win or You Die.” “You Know Nothing, Jon Snow.” If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you know these quotes as parts of iconic conversations from your favorite series. If you’re not a fan of the series (TV or book), you still likely recognize these quotes as fodder from a series that’s made a friend a bit too …

Jon Snow Is Officially Tired of Everyone’s #### – FOT Webinar Preview

Kris Dunn Coaching, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, HR, Kris Dunn, Performance, Talent Strategy, Webinar

“Let me give you some counsel, bastard,” Lannister said. “Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.” “Remember this, boy: ‘All dwarfs may be bastards, yet not all bastards need be dwarfs.’ And …

WEBINAR – RAISING DRAGONS: What Game of Thrones Teaches Us About Performance Coaching and Building Teams

Kris Dunn Culture, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, Employee Engagement, HR, Kris Dunn, Performance, Webinar

“Winter is Coming.” “You Win or You Die.” “You Know Nothing, Jon Snow.” If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you know these quotes as parts of iconic conversations from your favorite series. If you’re not a fan of the series (TV or book), you still likely recognize these quotes as fodder from a series that’s made a friend a bit too …

AVERAGE RESULTS: The Problem Is Probably You – Not Your Employee…

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Performance, Uncategorized

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in a career of being a manager/coach (both in corporate America and in sports), it’s that when I’m not satisfied with the results I’m getting, I almost always should have changed what I was doing earlier. Flat results + doing the same thing = more flat results. Why do we keep doing the same …